Bring back your natural smile and your self confidence with functional and aesthetic dental implants. An ideal alternative to bridges, a dental implant can actually replace teeth without compromising the quality of bordering teeth. Since they attach directly to the jawbone, an implant looks and feels like real teeth, and they prevent bone loss and gum recession at the same time. Don’t let missing teeth affect how you chew, smile or live your life. Bring back that ear-to-ear grin with an effective, permanent dental implant. Dissatisfied with your choice for dentures? Explore our wealth of information about dental implants and contact our Los Angeles based dental spa today!
What is a Dental Implant?
A Dental implant is an artificial tooth root, or titanium fitting, that is surgically secured to the jawbone. The light and durable metal implant acts as an anchor for a false tooth or set of false teeth. Since the implant fuses to the bone, the attached artificial tooth, which is matched to the exact color of your natural teeth, looks and feels completely authentic. There are two general types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. An endosteal implant is the most common variety and anchor directly into the jaw bone, in either “root” or “plate” form, depending on the size of your jaw. Subperiosteal implants, which are available to patients who cannot wear conventional dentures or who have minimal bone height, are custom on-the-bone anchors that sit under the gums.
Is an Implant Right for Me?
A secure, long-term smile solution, implants are ideal for people of all ages who have lost teeth due to injury, periodontal disease or other causes. A Dental implant can even replace a full set of missing teeth, certain types of bridges, and removable partial dentures.
The best implant candidates are those with healthy gums, good general oral health, a strong commitment to oral hygiene, and enough bone near the missing teeth for the implants to attach securely to the jaw. Even if you aren’t an ideal candidate, there are various procedures including bone grafting and sinus augmentation that can help prepare your mouth to accept implants.
Implant Benefits: A Reliable Alternative
- Naturally replaces missing teeth
- Supports a single or full bridge
- Eliminates the need for a partial removable denture
- Helps prevent bone loss and gum recession
- Makes it easier to chew, eat, talk and smile!
- Fuses to living bone for that real tooth feel
- Makes dentures more comfortable and secure
- Eliminates messy denture glues and pastes
- Eliminates wrinkles on your face giving you a younger appearance
- Requires no adhesives, removals, soaking or cleaning
- Provides a reliable, long-term dental solution that can last a lifetime!
Contact our dental spa Dr. Eddie Siman today and have that beautiful smile you always wanted.