If you are missing teeth or have failing teeth due to damage or decay, dental implants may be the solution you are looking for to restore your smile and quality of life. Implants are often considered to be the gold standard when it comes to providing patients with a lifelike replacement because they mimic the natural form and function of teeth. In most cases, other people will never know you had your teeth replaced because the implants look so natural within your smile, and you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again without worrying about what you can or can’t eat. And better still, with proper care, your new dental implants can last you a lifetime, meaning you won’t have to worry about your teeth for years to come!
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Lifelike look and function
- Can last a lifetime
- Seamlessly blends with surrounding teeth
- No restrictions on diet
- Improves speech and self-confidence
- Replaces individual teeth or a full mouth
What Makes Up a Dental Implant?
Individual dental implants are composed of three parts; an implant post, a dental crown and an abutment piece. The implant post is a titanium screw that is implanted into the jaw bone and mimics a natural tooth root. The abutment piece sits above the gumline and connects the implant post to the dental crown. Finally, the dental crown is often composed of porcelain material that looks natural within your smile. The crown is what you, and others, will see, and will blend in perfectly with your existing teeth for a seamless fit.
Combining Implants with Dentures
For those who currently wear dentures or will need dentures in the near future, our team can give you the best of both worlds with implant-retained dentures. By retrofitting your denture to support dental implants, we can ensure you get a secure, comfortable fit that replaces all your teeth without the common denture concerns. By placing as few as two dental implants into your jaw, we can help secure your denture for a more natural appearance and function. This is an excellent alternative to traditional dentures.
Why it is Important to Replace Missing Teeth
While many patients think that missing just one tooth is not a big deal, this could not be further from the truth. Even just a single missing tooth can create a domino effect for surrounding teeth as the teeth start to shift to fill in the gap. This will throw off your bite and cause teeth to become loose. If not addressed, patients may start experiencing further tooth loss or the inability to use their mouth properly. A dental implant prevents this from happening by replacing the missing tooth root with the implant post. Once healed, the implant post acts as a natural tooth root, promoting bone growth and preventing shifting teeth.
You don’t have to live with missing teeth any longer! Schedule a consultation at our Rancho Cucamonga, CA office today to discuss your options for dental implants!