It might be tough to enjoy ordinary activities such as speaking with friends or sitting down for a family meal if you have missing teeth. You've heard of traditional tooth replacement options like dentures and bridges, but you're not convinced by their numerous drawbacks. If this describes you, you should think about dental implants as a solution to restore your smile. The team at Bell Dental Care's Dental Office is here to discuss the benefits of dental implants and how they can alter your life.
A dental implant is a tooth root replacement. An implant can serve as a solid foundation for either a fixed tooth or a removable replacement tooth. The titanium implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone and serves as the root of a missing or broken tooth. Because the titanium merges with your jawbone, it will not slip, generate noise, or cause bone injury.
Dental implants can improve your look, communication, and chewing skills. Our dentist may propose implants to hold permanent or removable dental bridges and dentures. Because implants are permanent, you don't need to employ adhesives like those used to keep dentures in place. Dental implants do not develop cavities.
Before the implant procedure can begin, our dentist must perform a comprehensive examination. The tooth or teeth that will be replaced are then extracted.
If the initial evaluation reveals that you don't have enough bone to support the implant, our dentist will need to conduct a bone graft, which involves harvesting bone from elsewhere in your body and grafting it where it's needed.
After that has healed, our dentist will drill into the jawbone and insert the implant itself. Because the implant is effectively an artificial tooth root, it must be fixed deeply into the bone, exactly like a normal tooth. You will wear a temporary, removable denture to cover the gap where your original tooth was removed while you recuperate from the implantation and bone forms around the new implant.
When enough bone has grown in to anchor the implant after two or three months, the component of the implant that will hold the crown in place the abutment is inserted, and the gum region is closed around its borders.
The crown is placed in the final stage. Your crown is made to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth.
Reach out to Real Dentistry in Fullerton for all your dental needs. We're here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and schedule your appointment. Fill out the form below, and let's start your journey towards a confident and radiant smile together!