Dr. Jason Baldwin offers dental implants in Truckee, CA to replace missing teeth with natural-looking results. When compared to dental bridges and dentures, dental implants offer benefits for both oral and overall health and restore functions to the bite and jaw. Dr. Baldwin offers patients the benefit of a comprehensive, personalized approach to their care to support the best possible outcomes and address the patient’s needs and concerns.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth and designed to mimic the tooth and the root for healthy bone retention and bone structure. Implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth or to permanently secure a denture. They can allow you to maintain a more youthful profile with improved jaw bone retention when compared to traditional treatment options. In addition, dental implants also allow for a varied, healthy diet and normal speech patterns- both important aspects of your daily quality of life.
Although they may require a larger commitment of time and dental care upfront, dental implants do not require daily adhesives needed for more traditional options. The benefits of dental implants over other options include:
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves the appearance of the smile and lower face
- Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer multiple benefits to patients who are missing teeth. Some benefits include:
- Improved speech
- Natural appearance
- Better oral health
Placing dental implants can combat problems that arise from missing teeth, such as:
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth decay
- Speech issues
- Misaligned bite
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
In order to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implant treatment, there will be a comprehensive dental evaluation, which will assess the condition of your gums, teeth, and jaw.
Dr. Baldwin will thoroughly evaluate your dental health, discuss your concerns and goals, and create a personalized treatment plan to restore a functional, healthy new smile. After the evaluation, Dr. Baldwin can recommend the most appropriate solution for you and your needs. An ideal candidate has general overall and oral health, healthy gum tissue that’s free from infection, as well as adequate bone in the jaw.
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, schedule an appointment today to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.