Incredible Bite Stability and Tooth Replacement From Your Corona Dentist
Patients searching for a way to replace teeth may find a solution with dental implants. Unlike all other dental prosthetics, this restorative treatment replaces not only the visible portion of your tooth, but also restores your missing roots. Whether you wish to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, dental implants may be well suited to your teeth replacement needs.
About Dental Implants
Choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth requires three steps:
- Dental Implant Placement: The true “dental implant” is a titanium post that our oral surgeon will place in your jawbone through surgery. You will heal over the course of several months, while your implant post fuses with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
- Attaching an Abutment: Once you heal, we will attach an abutment to the top of your implant. This will rest just above your gumline, providing an attachment on which your restoration will sit and connect with the dental implant.
- Restoring Your Implant: We will provide you with a restoration, or the portion of your replacement that restores the visible portion of your tooth. This may include a dental crown, partial dentures, or full dentures.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
By replacing your entire tooth, including your roots, you gain a broad spectrum of advantages over alternative prosthetic solutions. Benefits include:
- The roots of your natural teeth stimulate your jawbone, which signals your body to send nutrients that keep it healthy and strong enough to support teeth – by replacing your roots, you restore this process, which prevents potential jawbone deterioration
- Implants offer the greatest level of stability from dental prosthetics
- Your stable tooth replacement will allow you to chew and speak with complete comfort and confidence
- Implants act as placeholders, preventing surrounding teeth from shifting into the open space
- You may choose from a variety of tooth replacement solutions, either replacing teeth one by one, or replacing several teeth at once with dentures
- Dental implants may last a lifetime, while the restorations require only few repairs – though they require a greater initial investment, they also offer the most cost-effective teeth replacement solution in the long run
About Your Candidacy
Your Corona family dentist will need to verify that you are in good enough health for surgery and that your jawbone is healthy enough to support implants. For weak or damaged jawbones, we may offer bone grafting to improve your bone density, so you may move forward with the procedure.