A dental implant is a restoration that replaces the missing tooth root. Once the implant is surgically placed, the jawbone tissue will heal around it in a process called osseointegration. This bone growth creates a strong base for the replacement tooth, making it the most stable and natural-looking option available. Dental implants can also be used in conjunction with bridges, dentures, or crowns to replace multiple teeth. Talk to your dentist to find out if dental implants are right for you.
While dentures and dental bridges are effective, they don’t offer the same benefits as permanent dental implants. That’s because, with implants, you don’t need to worry about them slipping out of place when you talk or eat. And because they replace your tooth roots entirely, you can eat whatever you want without worrying about causing damage to the implants. Dental crowns fitted on top of dental implants are also highly customizable to look exactly the way you want them to!
Plus, many people find dental implants to be more comfortable than removable alternatives like dentures. This is because it isn’t necessary to take them out for cleaning every night before bed. Instead, you can just brush and clean around the crown or implant itself like you would your natural teeth. This makes them a much more convenient option all around.
Because implants are attached to the jawbone, they help support healthy bone structure and prevent bone loss in the future. Implants can even help stop or prevent facial sagging that can happen as a result of missing teeth.
Unlike dentures, which can easily slip out of place or have to be removed for cleaning and sleeping, dental implants stay in your mouth at all times. You won’t have to worry about them slipping or shifting when speaking or eating. In fact, you may even forget that you have an implant!
Plus, with proper care, your dental implants should last you for the rest of your life. With good oral hygiene practices and regular visits to the dentist, you can keep your mouth healthy and your implants looking and feeling great year after year.
In addition to being low maintenance and comfortable, dental implants give you back the confidence to be yourself and show off your beautiful smile.
First, your dentist will take a digital X-ray of your mouth to determine how many titanium posts are needed for your procedure. Then the dentist will numb the area in your mouth where each post will be inserted with a local anesthetic. After your gums are sufficiently numbed, your dentist will make a small incision in your gum tissue so that the implant can be inserted. After the posts are installed, they will remain covered and under the gums for two to four months while the implants heal and integrate with your jawbone. Once the implants have healed, the abutments will be placed on top of the posts, and an impression or scan will be taken so that your custom restorations can be made. Once they are finished, the restorations are attached to the abutments, and the procedure is complete. Your dentist will give you thorough instructions for aftercare so you can care for your new smile and get back to normal as soon as possible!
To learn more about dental procedures, book an appointment with our dentist in San Leandro by calling us at (510) 587-9400 or visiting us at 145 E 14th St #100, San Leandro, CA. We will be happy to guide you further.
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