If you have one or more missing teeth that you would like to replace, gone are the days when your only choice would be a fixed bridge or removable dentures. Thanks to the advancements in implant dentistry, our 93550 dentist can provide you with a new tooth that looks, feels, and acts like your natural ones, so you can enjoy benefits that have never been possible with other full-tooth restorations. We at ValleyWide Dental think you’ll be happy with the results.
A dental implant replaces not just the tooth on the surface, but the root beneath. This means that your new tooth will have a durable foundation. In addition, replacing the root preserves your normal facial contours, and prevents vital gum and bone tissue from atrophying. This new root is in the form of a titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw. Over the course of several months, your jaw bone will grow around it, eventually fusing with it to create a strong bond. The second part of the implant is a tooth-colored crown put onto the top of the post by our 93550 dentist. It is cemented to it, creating a permanent new tooth. You’ll be able to eat with confidence, even foods that are challenging. You can floss between your implant and your other teeth as you normally would.
Unlike a fixed bridge, which requires that the tooth on either side of it to be drilled down and then capped in order to anchor it in place, an implant by our 93550 dentist has no effect on your other teeth. And unlike removable dentures, there is no messy adhesives needed to keep your implant in place. Dentures can slide on you when you speak or chew, but that will never happen with an implant.
About 98% of implants are a success. That’s an impressive number and one that should inspire you to feel confident. In order to be a good candidate for one, you need to have generally healthy gums and a jaw bone that is sufficiently thick to support the post. If it isn’t, our 93550 dentist can discuss a bone grafting procedure as a way to let you still get an implant regardless.
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.