Dental implants are long-term tooth prosthetics that replace missing or severely damaged teeth. At OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, we surgically place implants, small titanium posts, into the jawbone. Once fully integrated with the bone, the implants are topped with an artificial tooth (crown). Dental implants prevent jaw bone loss because they are implanted in the jaw instead of being anchored to other teeth via a bridge or denture.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for patients of all ages, including young children. Due to the biocompatible materials and techniques used in implant dentistry, implants are a safe oral restoration option that can last a lifetime with proper care. In addition to being safe, implants are highly stable and secure, making implants ideal for replacing one or more missing teeth. Once in place, the implant post will naturally fuse with the jawbone to provide unparalleled support for an artificial tooth, an implant-supported bridge, or a fixed denture. This stability ensures that your artificial teeth remain firmly in place while biting and chewing, allowing you to eat all your favorite foods without discomfort. In addition, the implanted posts provide stimulation to the jawbone to prevent bone deterioration from occurring in the jaw, which is a common side effect of losing a tooth. All in all, dental implants make an excellent tooth replacement option that can improve both your oral health and your overall quality of life!
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an effective tooth replacement option, especially for those who have lost one or more teeth to injury, gum disease, or tooth decay. Because implants replace the entire structure of a missing tooth, they provide many benefits that dentures and bridges cannot offer. For instance, dental implants are anchored into the jaw bone, unlike bridges and dentures that sit on top of the gums. This means that they look more natural and stimulate and preserve bone growth in the same way that your natural tooth roots would. As a result, patients enjoy results that look and feel very lifelike.
Additionally, because there are no messy adhesives to deal with and no possibility of slippage, dental implants provide patients with greater convenience than alternatives like bridges and dentures. Dental implants do not require special care besides regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings. And because they last for decades with the proper care, dental implants provide an excellent long-term solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that replace the natural teeth you have lost. Get in touch with OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, at 5779 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807, or call (714) 779-7700 to learn more about dental implants.