Did you know that the sooner you choose dental implants for your missing teeth, the better? It’s true that we always suggest you replace your missing teeth as soon as you can, so your smile remains aligned (and so you may regain your functional smile). However, the unique benefits of implants are best utilized by making the decision to place them right away. Allow us to explain, so you can make an educated decision when planning to address your tooth loss.

Candidacy May Become A Challenge

Let’s say when you first lose your teeth that you make a wonderful candidate for dental implants. You are ready for the somewhat long-term recovery period, your jawbone is healthy, and your remaining teeth have not begun shifting into the open areas in your smile. Now, assume you wait a few years. Your teeth may shift, resulting in misalignment. Your jawbone may deteriorate, which is a natural result of tooth loss. This may leave you in need of orthodontic care and even jawbone grafting before you qualify for implants again. Act quickly!

About That Jawbone Issue

Were you unaware that missing teeth could lead to the deterioration of your jaw tissue? Unfortunately, when you no longer have tooth roots, your jawbone loses daily stimulation that ensures it remains healthy. The longer the roots are missing, the more convinced your body becomes that there are no teeth in need of structural support – as a result, your body resorbs that tissue. Act quickly and place dental implants (which replace your roots) and each implant post will offer the necessary stimulation. Your jaw will remain healthy, so your smile stays in beautiful condition.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.