Missing teeth may be a big problem, affecting not only your aesthetic appearance but the overall functionality of the mouth. They can throw your bite out of alignment and may also create difficulty speaking. Dental implants are a popular treatment option to restore your missing teeth. This procedure has replaced the use of obsolete dentures for many patients. You can schedule an appointment at our clinic to learn more about implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the artificial tooth roots that we surgically place into your jawbone. They replace your missing teeth permanently. Implants comprise three parts – crown, connector, and base. We place a titanium stud into your jawbone and allow it to bond. Once bonded well, it creates a strong base for your artificial teeth.
How are Implants Placed?
We will start with taking an X-ray of your mouth to locate your missing teeth and design the procedure for you. We will make a hole in the jawbone to insert the implant.
A dental implant will be placed into the jawbone, and you will be given 2-3 months to heal. This healing period will ensure that the implant fuses properly to the bone. This process is called osseointegration.
After the completion of osseointegration, we will call you again for the next step, where we will place an abutment and crown over your implant. The crown will be the visible portion above your gum line, appearing just like your natural teeth.
What are the Advantages of Implants?
Dental implants are a durable treatment option. They imitate the full function of your natural teeth, and if taken care of properly, they last a lifetime.
Implants feel more comfortable when you bite and chew food. Unlike dentures, they do not slip when you chew your food. As they are rooted strongly into your jawbone, you can enjoy eating all kinds of foods without worrying about breaking your implants.
Implants lead to improved speech and other functions of your mouth. They are also referred to as a cosmetic procedure to enhance your aesthetic appearance.
We also recommend dental implants to prevent the deterioration of your jawbone.
How to Care for Implants?
You do not have to do something exclusive to care for the implants. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day to maintain your oral hygiene, and use an antiseptic mouthwash to rinse your mouth. Visit us regularly for dental checkups and examinations.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.