Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth.
Understanding Dental Implants
Whether caused by accidental damage, extensive decay, or a consequence of failed root canals, several instances can cause a tooth to fall out or be severely damaged. While traditional restorations like bridges and dentures may provide temporary relief, these options further compromise smiles in the long run and may ultimately require additional care.
Dental implants are surgically-placed tooth replacements comprised of three unique segments:
- Porcelain restoration
- Connective abutment
- Titanium Post
As the implants integrate into the jaw, they become a permanent part of the dentition, helping stimulate bone health, preserving jaw structure, and preventing natural teeth from shifting and changing bite positions.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?
In addition to replacing single missing teeth, multiple dental implants can be used to support more extensive restorations such as bridges or dentures while protecting the health of adjacent teeth. For patients with existing dental restorations, implants can be used to stabilize partial or complete dentures, improving an individual’s ability to chew, speak, and bite properly. As implants help reinforce jaw strength, they are also a reliable option for individuals with deteriorated bone density due to gum disease.
Schedule your Dental Implant appointment
If you are ready to schedule your Dental Implant appointment or want to learn more about treatment costs and pricing, contact our office at (510) 969-4088