Dental implants are artificial teeth used to replace missing or severely damaged teeth and their roots. A dental implant is anchored directly into the bone where the tooth is missing. An implant is often used as an anchor for replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures at Dental 2000. Because implants are securely anchored into the jawbone, they provide unrivaled support for other dental restorations.
Am I a Candidate For Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a good option for patients who want to restore their smile after tooth loss. The ideal candidate for dental implants is good oral and overall health, has no existing medical conditions that could interfere with oral health, and has a good bone density in the jaw to support implants. Good candidates for dental implants must also commit to maintaining good oral hygiene habits at home and regular dental visits for professional cleanings and exams. Your dentist can help determine if dental implants are the best option for restoring your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
The teeth will naturally wear down as people age due to daily usage. This can result in several problems, including tooth loss and misalignment. Thankfully, some solutions can help patients restore their smiles and avoid these problems in the future. One of the most popular treatments available today is dental implants.
Unlike traditional dentures, which sit on top of the gums and are removable, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone with a titanium post and then topped with a restoration such as a dental crown or bridge. Because these implants are secured into the jaw, they feel much more natural than conventional alternatives. Plus, because dental implants are placed directly in the jawbone, they help to stimulate tissue and help to preserve the natural bone structure.
Additionally, dental implants can help to prevent bone deterioration that is caused by missing teeth. The bone begins to deteriorate when you lose a tooth because it is no longer being stimulated daily. This can lead to severe bone loss over time. But by placing dental implants into the jawbone, we can preserve this structure and help prevent other issues from occurring later on down the road.
If you’re missing one, two, or all of your teeth, we encourage you to visit Dental 2000 at 39 Creek Rd Suite #210, Irvine, CA 92604, or call (949) 857-6757 to schedule your appointment. We would be happy to help you find the best treatment plan for your needs to restore your smile and help you enjoy better oral health soon!