A Comprehensive Guide on How Dental Implants Improve Oral Health and Self-Esteem

In the complex world of oral health, missing teeth can not only negatively impact the aesthetic beauty of a smile but also impact overall health and self-esteem. Beyond the visible gaps are a range of consequences, from difficulty in chewing to potential jawbone deterioration. Recognizing the effects on both physical and emotional well-being, dental implants have become the gold standard solution for restoring smiles. Dr. Sanda Moldovan and the team at Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness in Beverly Hills, California, recognize the far-reaching implications of missing teeth and the pivotal role of services such as dental implant treatments. Below, we’ll explore dental implants’ profound role in restoring function and confidence.

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The Consequences of Missing Teeth

The absence of teeth can have a detrimental impact on both oral health and self-esteem. Beyond the immediate aesthetic concerns, missing teeth contribute to a range of negative consequences, affecting daily life and overall well-being. Some of the most notable are:

  • Oral Health Complications: Missing teeth can lead to oral health issues such as misalignment, shifting of remaining teeth, and increased vulnerability to decay and gum disease
  • Impaired Chewing Function: The loss of teeth hampers effective chewing, potentially leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies due to difficulty in consuming certain foods
  • Jawbone Deterioration: The absence of tooth roots can result in jawbone loss over time, altering facial structure and causing a prematurely aged appearance
  • Change in appearance: If missing several teeth, the muscle on that side of the face atrophies and shrinks, leading to facial asymmetry 
  • TMJ pain: when chewing on one side or using the front teeth, the jaw joint TMJ is strained and may start clicking, resulting in discomfort. 

These oral health challenges, coupled with the impact on self-esteem, highlight the importance of seeking effective dental solutions, such as dental implant restoration.

Dental Implants Before and After results of actual patients

The Dental Implant Process

Dental implants serve as a solid and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. The process involves several key steps:

  1. Evaluation and Planning: Dr. Moldovan and the team assess the patient’s oral health, including the condition of the jawbone and surrounding tissues. A comprehensive treatment plan is then tailored to the individual’s needs
  2. Implant Placement: During the first surgical phase, the implant is precisely placed into the bone. This serves as an artificial tooth root, anchoring it securely. Depending on how many teeth are missing, multiple implants may be placed
  3. Osseointegration: Over a period of several weeks to months, the jawbone undergoes a natural process called osseointegration. The bone fuses with the implant, creating a solid and stable foundation
  4. Abutment Attachment: After successful fusion with the bone, a small connecting piece known as an abutment is affixed to the implant, serving as the foundational support structure for the visible portion of the replacement tooth
  5. Attachment of Restoration: The final step involves attaching a tailor-made restoration, such as a crown, implant-retained bridge, or implant-supported denture, onto the abutment. This carefully crafted restoration is designed to blend in with the color, shape, and alignment of the patient’s natural teeth
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Dr. Sanda Moldovan and the team provide patients in Beverly Hills, California, with a holistic approach to dentistry, utilizing only biocompatible materials such as zirconia and porcelain.

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Dr. Sanda Moldovan, Periodontist and Nutritionist

Dr. Sanda Moldovan, Periodontist and Nutritionist
Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness

An alumnus from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry and UCLA, Dr. Moldovan is an extremely skilled and board-certified professional who is internationally recognized as a speaker for her wealth of knowledge, charity work and contribution to society. In addition to being a certified nutritionist, she is also a published author and speaker. She introduced ORASANA® which is her own range of natural oral healthcare products.

Dr. Moldovan is an advocate of biological dentistry and uses her public recognition to educate people on the link between good oral care and general wellbeing.

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