If you need to replace missing teeth, dental implants provide a technologically advanced solution that functions well and looks great. Alireza Moheb, DMD, is a board-certified implantologist who has safely and effectively provided numerous people with dental implants at Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC. To learn more, schedule a visit by phone or online today at one of their clinics in Walnut Creek, Napa, Vacaville, Oakland, and Martinez, California.
Dental implants are tiny posts embedded in your jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. They’re made from synthetic and biocompatible materials, like titanium or ceramic, which fuse with the bone tissue in your jaw as you heal from the procedure.
After they’ve fused, your dental implants provide a stable foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures. The combination of a dental implant and restoration creates a replacement tooth similar in structure to your natural teeth.
By replacing your missing teeth, dental implants make it easier to properly chew and speak. They also help keep your remaining teeth properly aligned and distribute the force in your bite more evenly.
Before dental implants, the only way to replace a missing tooth was with a bridge or dentures, which only replaced the portion of your tooth above the gum line. Dental implants, on the other hand, replace your tooth below the gum line, which has many benefits.
By providing a foundation for your restoration to connect directly to your jawbone, dental implants make your replacement teeth feel, function, and look better. They also provide your jawbone with healthy stimulation, which helps to prevent bone loss.
For dental implants to properly function, you need to have a healthy immune system and a clean and healthy mouth. If you have gum disease, your dentist will need to treat it before you get your implant.
You also need to have substantial bone tissue in your jaw for dental implants to properly work. Your dental implants anchor into your jawbone, and without enough bone tissue, they won’t be able to properly fuse.
If your jawbone is lacking, your dentist or oral surgeon can perform a bone graft to augment it.
The beauty of dental implants is that they don’t require any special care beyond how you’d normally clean your teeth. Because they’re so structurally similar to a natural tooth, all you need to do to maintain your dental implants is brush and floss daily and maintain regular checkups and cleanings with Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC.
Call Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC or book an appointment with the online tool to get started on your dental implants today.