Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, implants are a long-lasting and reliable method of tooth replacement. We provide comprehensive implant treatment by offering both surgical placement and restoration of implants. Implants today are made from high quality and long-lasting materials. They look natural and provide function similar to that of your existing teeth.
What Is an Implant?
An implant consists of two main parts. The implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed in your bone at the location of your missing tooth. Once your bone has time to heal around the implant and stabilize, the crown can be placed over the implant.
The crown on top of your implant will look very much like your natural teeth. We carefully choose the size, shape, and color to match your existing teeth. Your implant crown will be custom made and will seamlessly complete your smile.
What Is the Benefit of Implants?
Implants are beneficial not only because they address aesthetic concerns with tooth loss but also because they help maintain bone structure.
When you lose a tooth, the bone where that tooth once was begins to deteriorate and shrink away. This can have a detrimental effect on the surrounding teeth by causing tipping, turning, or caving, eventually creating problems with function and bite, resulting in further tooth loss.
Implants are anchored in the bone to help prevent bone loss. Additionally, implants mimic your natural tooth and provide a stable chewing surface.
How Do I Care for My Implants?
Healthy gums are essential to the success of your implant. That is why it is important to maintain a regular cleaning and exam schedule at our office. We will discuss hygiene frequency as well as post-implant care.
Contact Our Pacific Heights Dental Office
If you have missing teeth and would like to find out if implants will be right for you, schedule an appointment online for an evaluation. We will be able to determine if you are good candidate for implants, and discuss methods of tooth replacement therapies that will benefit you and your lifestyle. We look forward to meeting you.