Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dr. Rodney K. Jones

(626) 584-1800

Patient Library - Dental Implants
Tooth Decay
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Teeth Replacement
Dental Implants
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Composite Resins
Restorative Services
       Missing teeth and loose dentures make too many people sit on the sidelines and let life pass them by.  However, today’s modern treatment plans can replace everything from a single missing tooth to a completely missing arch.  Implants are natural root forms which are placed in the jaw, similar to a natural tooth.  The implant is allowed to heal and a tooth support is attached to the implant. Finally a new tooth-like crown is secured in place. It is the most natural looking and feeling option to replace a missing tooth. Implants may replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, or help support the replacement of all missing teeth.

      Traditional treatment options for tooth replacement, Crown & Bridge and full or partial dentures, address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth, but do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown & Bridge also requires that two or more healthy teeth be ground down to serve as abutments (posts) for a bridge, leaving them at a much greater risk for cavities and possible root canal treatment. If the original abutment teeth fail, more healthy teeth must be sacrificed to serve as posts, while you continue to lose bone beneath the bridge.

     With implants, however, the healthy teeth are left alone.  Dental implants, like natural teeth, also transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which reduces bone loss. This is why many leading dental organizations now recognize dental implants as the standard of care for tooth replacement. To find out more, Please contact our office.

Dr. Rodney K. Jones, DDS            1213 North Lake Avenue          Pasadena   CA   91104           (626) 584-1800