If you are missing teeth, you are a candidate for dental implants! Implants are the ideal option for replacing your missing teeth, as they replace both the crowns and the roots of your teeth to fully restore your oral function, health and smile.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth consisting of two main parts — the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post is a small screw made of titanium, or another biocompatible material, and is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace the tooth root. This post anchors your new tooth to your jawbone and provides a stable foundation for your teeth by stimulating your supporting bone tissue to keep it healthy, just like your original tooth root. The implant restoration replaces the crown of the missing tooth or teeth and, depending on your needs, could be a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture.
When you receive a dental implant, your treatment will begin with an implant placement surgery. After this procedure, there will be a period while your implant post integrates with your jawbone. Our dentist will then work with you to create a restoration to cap the implant post and complete your treatment.
Dental implants are designed to permanently replace your missing teeth. As such, they require the same care as your original teeth — brushing and flossing at home as well as regular visits to the dentist for routine preventive care. When properly cared for, your implants should last a lifetime.
Anyone who has lost teeth is a candidate for implant dentistry, and as long as your teeth and gums are healthy, you should be able to receive dental implants without complications. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as tooth decay or gum disease, you will need to receive treatment for that condition prior to receiving an implant. You may also require a procedure such as bone grafting if your supporting bone has deteriorated prior to receiving an implant.
Talk to our dentist to see how dental implants can help your smile. This dental restoration is long-lasting and can give you a smile that looks and feels just like your natural smile. Do not let a missing tooth or gaps in your teeth prevent you from feeling confident in your smile. Plus, a dental implant can keep your bones healthy by stimulating your jawbone and preventing bone loss, which often occurs when teeth are missing.
Our dentist and team can help you receive the treatment you need for missing teeth. Dental implant restorations can give you back a full smile and improve your oral health. Call Jon Erik Glenn, D.D.S. at 949-644-0071 to learn more about dental implants in Newport Beach, California, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Glenn. We will work to help you regain a healthy, confident and attractive smile.