Dental implants are the modern solution to missing teeth. In addition to improving your smile and, in the process, your entire facial appearance, they can improve your dental health — and even your general health. Here are some of the primary advantages dental implants have over other prosthetic devices:
- Permanence: Unlike dentures, implants are permanent and can be treated like natural teeth.
- Strength: Dental implants are attached to the bone, which avoids the problems associated with dentures.
- Comfort: Dental implants feel like real teeth and, once in place, will soon go unnoticed by the wearer.
Although teeth are more durable than most other parts of your body, they are usually not perfect. Ravaged by decay or damaged by accident, one or more teeth of them may have to come out. The loss of even one tooth can cause surrounding teeth to shift, resulting in their misalignment, and can also cause gum problems. Dental implants make it possible to restore your full set of teeth after such a loss.
The implant will serve as the root of whatever is being used to replace the missing tooth. Normally made of titanium, the implant is inserted directly into the jawbone. Through the process of osseointegration, it will soon become part of the bone. This technique will also help promote bone growth, which is good for the rest of your mouth. Additionally, it will make the replacement crown or bridge permanent.
The procedure is done in two steps, the first of which involves the placement of the implant itself. After a healing process that may take from four to six months, the artificial tooth or teeth will be attached to the implant. If you have lost any of your teeth, you should consider a dental implant procedure at Studio City Dental Center.
We can fill those gaps in your teeth and give you a beautiful smile! Schedule an appointment at 818-762-2977.