The Best Alternative for Missing Teeth
When we lose teeth as adults, our first concern is dealing with an unsightly gap in our bite and smile. But there are far greater concerns than difficulties biting and chewing. Bone, like all living tissue, must work to remain healthy and strong. When teeth are lost or removed, the bone that held them in place becomes weak and erodes away. A dental bridge and dentures can fill smile gaps, but they do nothing to stop bone loss. The best solution: dental implants!
Dental implant procedures have increased by almost 50% in the past five years. That's because more people are discovering that dental implants look natural and feel much more secure than dentures, allowing patients to speak clearly and eat easily. Implant dentistry is now the best long-term solution for missing teeth replacement. Dental implants have a 95% success rate over a period of 20 years.
Not only is the restored tooth stable and ready for use, the bone below the gum is regularly exercised, stopping bone erosion in its tracks. Dental implants can replace single teeth, or they can be "teamed up" to hold full dentures.
Dr. Kerbs completed a one-year residency program at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry to study the latest implant technology and techniques. With the completion of this exciting program, Dr. Kerbs has the advanced training for surgical implant placement. With precision dental implants, Dr. Kerbs opens a whole world of possibilities for those who have lost teeth. He helps them achieve healthy, functioning, beautiful smiles.