Do you have one or more missing teeth? At our 93551 dental office, you can replace them easily and effectively with dental implants. Unlike a bridge or partial dentures, which are fine solutions for the surface above your gum line, an implant also replaces the root underneath. That might not seem like something you should care about if you’re only interested in the cosmetic benefits of filling the empty space, but there are benefits to it that you should know about. Here at ValleyWide Dental, it is our goal to provide you with the best ways to address your dental concerns.
The cylindrical titanium post that serves as a new root has three basic purposes. First and foremost, it provides a stable foundation, meaning your implant will not only look like a natural tooth, but will also feel like one and function like one. Second, the post prevents vital bone and gum tissue from atrophying. Third, your normal facial contours will be preserved. Putting that post in your jaw surgically is the first of two steps for getting implants. Over the course of several months, your jaw bone will grow around it and eventually fuse with it. The bond is then strong and permanent. At that point, the second stage occurs. This is when our 93551 dental office places a tooth-colored crown onto the post and cements one to the other.
You can floss between your implant and your other teeth as you would normally. You will be able to chew, talk, and smile with complete confidence. Your other teeth will not be affected by getting an implant, as they would with a fixed bridge. And you won’t have to deal with messy and unreliable dental adhesive as you would with partial dentures. With proper care, there is every reason to believe that the implants you get at our 93551 dental office can last a lifetime. In fact, implants can even be used as a foundation for an entire set of dentures, particularly on the lower jaw. This gives you the advantages of implants with the ease of dentures. It’s truly the best of both worlds.