Dentures (Partials) vs. Dental Implants

Cosmetic Dentistry for Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

 If you are missing a tooth (or multiple teeth), it’s important to restore your smile. Missing teeth can cause a host of problems with your oral health – not to mention the cosmetic impact they have on your smile. Dr. Sands offers dentures, partials, and dental implants to patients in the Beverly Hills area.
 
Partials – an abbreviated term for partial dentures – are a series of one or more replacement teeth, typically used when your surrounding teeth are not healthy enough to support a dental bridge. Although partials work well to fill the gap(s) in your smile, they do not always perform as well as your natural teeth, and they tend to look more obviously false.
 
In contrast, dental implants are fused to your jawbone using a titanium root, making them a permanent fixture that has the same amount of strength as your natural teeth. Your jawbone grows around the titanium post to secure the implant into place, and a custom-crafted porcelain crown is attached to an abutment on top of the root. The crown is created to match seamlessly with the shape, size, and color of your surrounding teeth, making it virtually unnoticeable when you smile.
 
If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options, please contact Kevin B. Sands, DDS today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.