Implant Dentist - San Marcos
Dental implants are the superior choice for replacing lost or missing teeth, as explained by our implant dentist in San Marcos. Made out of titanium, dental implants are safe and biocompatible. The titanium dental implant which is placed during the implant surgery appointment is positioned in its optimum location within the jaw bone. Various X-rays and Cone Beam CTs are used in planning and placing the dental implant. Our dentist uses the latest available technology in placing dental implants in San Marcos, safely and efficiently.
Dental Implants Prevent Dental Collapse
As an implant dentist can tell you, many things can go wrong if a missing tooth is not replaced. Adjacent teeth start collapsing and drifting into the space which is left open. Teeth in the opposite jaw start shifting and erupting because their neighbor is no longer there. The shifting, drifting and over-eruption of the teeth lead to changes in the bite. As these changes continue, the facial esthetics become compromised as the soft tissue of the face starts sagging due to shifting jaw positions. As teeth shift it may no longer be comfortable to eat some types of foods. The patient is then forced to eat differently, which places more stress on the digestive system. And as time goes on it may be too painful to eat anything. Oftentimes patients end up eating less and less which makes their immune system weaker and exposes them to different sickness and ailments.