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We're excited to announce the official launch of the Linda M. Tincher, DDS blog!
We'll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, news from our Westlake Village dental practice, and more about the latest in dentistry.
We built our practice on the notion that we're there for our patients when they need us and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle. We hope this blog provides an extra level of service to our current and future patients.
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Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?
There are several reasons why you might be considering a dental implant. You may have lost teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease, or you’ve been told that you have periodontitis (severe gum disease) and that the loss of one or more of your teeth is imminent. You may be considering a single tooth replacement, an implant supported denture or bridge or full arch dental implants.
The benefits of dental implant technology give you plenty of reasons to consider this option.
- Nothing comes closer to strong natural teeth in both function and appearance
- Permanent Replacement Other choices typically last 5-10 years or are temporary
- Maintain your jawline. Spaces in your mouth can lead to deterioration of bone
- Enjoy great food, unhindered
- More reliable than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth, including bridgework, removable dentures, and recurrent failed root canal therapy
- And above all – have confidence in your smile and freedom to laugh
The role implants play in dentistry has increased and as a result, those who want to recover the functionality of their teeth and improve their smiles have many choices.
Single Tooth Replacement
Dental implants provide many advantages over other single tooth replacement treatments. A single tooth replacement with dental implantation preserves the health of the surrounding teeth. The other common option to replace a single tooth is a tooth-supported bridge. This necessitates the neighboring teeth be filed down and used as support for the permanent bridge.
Hybrid Dentures - Overdentures
You may have heard one of the above terms which both refer to implant supported Dentures. People have struggled to keep their dentures in place for ages. These days are over because there is now a way to make your dentures work more like your original teeth - by stabilizing them with dental implants. Hybrid dentures are now a proven success. In fact, a report by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists shows that dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
There are many benefits to stabilizing dentures with implant technology.
- Better chewing function to enjoy a wider range of foods
- Improved speech
- Less gum tissue irritation
- No more denture adhesives
- May be able to use your current denture
- Minimally invasive procedure
With so many positives related to dental implant technology, the question isn’t why one might consider getting a dental implant, it’s why not?
Tincher Family Dentistry provides quality implant restorations for their patients in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and Newbury Park
With so many dental restoration services available in modern dentistry, many patients find themselves overwhelmed. In an effort to help you determine the best restoration option that best suits your individual needs, read more about restorative options. Read More
Pediatric dentistry, or pedodontics, is just as important, if not more so, than maintaining good oral hygiene in your adult years. With the improved materials and methods of dentistry, learning proper oral hygiene enables children to avoid costly and sometimes lengthy restorative procedures later in life. Additionally, introducing your children to the dentist early on decreases the chance they will fear the dentist later. Read More
With modern dentistry, there are many different materials to have crowns made from. While older materials like gold and noble metals are still commonly available in many offices, many patients may be looking for a more natural-looking solution. When choosing these materials, it is important to understand what they offer, as well as any potential drawbacks that you can incur when using these materials in the short and long term.