Most people are increasingly becoming more conscious of their smiles. Although regular brushing, flossing, and dental exams enable us to maintain our natural smiles for a lifetime, there are times when our teeth can’t keep up with nature. If you have lost a tooth due to injury or disease, dental implants can renew both your smile and oral health. At Capistrano Dentistry in California, we offer dental implants to reinstate your smile and oral function.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are false tooth roots composed of titanium metal that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. They offer a durable solution to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. As the dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, they may help reduce bone loss and prevent the shrinkage of the jawbone. The prosthetic teeth attached to metal implants are very natural-looking and often enhance a patient’s smile.
How Can Dental Implants Help?
- Replace missing teeth without affecting adjoining teeth.
- Addresses bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
- Reduce joint pain
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Reinstate chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Enhance facial outline
- Anchor a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
- Provide a solid and long-lasting replacement
What Does Getting Dental Implants Involve?
The course of receiving dental implants requires multiple dental visits spread over several months. Dr. Ghassan Mehtar will take X-rays and scans of your jawbone and teeth to estimate gum tissue, bone density, and spacing available for an implant.
To begin the procedure, the area will be numbed, and the implant screw will be surgically placed into the jawbone and allowed to graft with the surrounding bone tissues. This healing period may take about a few months.
Follow-up surgery may be required to place the connecting piece called an abutment to hold the artificial tooth. In some instances, implants post and abutment are placed at the same time.
After appropriate healing, the prosthetic teeth are fabricated and secured over the abutment. While designing the tooth crown, care is taken to match them with your existing natural teeth.
How to Care For Dental Implants?
Once the treatment is accomplished, you will be given after-care instruction for your dental restorations. To ensure the longevity of your implants, good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental exams are compulsory.
If you want to learn more about dental implants, visit our office, Capistrano Dentistry, at 32281 Camino Capistrano C-101, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. You can also reach Dentist in San Juan Capistrano CA at (949) 661-9119.