Missing teeth are a pain. When you have gaps in your smile, even the simplest tasks are more challenging – everyday tasks like eating, speaking, and smiling. Many people who come to our office looking for solutions for their missing teeth also report that they experience a loss of self-esteem and self-confidence. They miss out on social events and hide their teeth behind their hand when they talk or laugh.
Another problem of missing teeth that people don’t talk about is the social stigma that is often placed on them. Unfair assumptions are made about people with missing teeth, causing others to make negative, untrue judgments about you.
At our sedation dentistry office in Cypress, CA, we can replace your missing teeth with dental implants, an option that is so natural looking and lifelike, that nobody will ever guess which tooth is an implant and which one is your own.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth made up of three main parts:
- The implant itself, a metal post placed surgically in your jaw by a trusted oral surgeon
- The abutment, which is affixed to your implant after you have healed from your surgery
- The restoration, often a crown, that we attach to the abutment so that it sits above your gumline among your other teeth
Dr. Devani is skilled in the art of restoring dental implants with attractive, natural-looking crowns, carefully crafted to blend in with your own teeth.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the closest that technology has come to replicating real teeth. Not only do they look and feel just like the real thing, they also have one more important function that can’t be reproduced by any other tooth replacement option.
Beneath your gums, a constant cycle is taking place. Your tooth roots do more than just hold your teeth in their place; they also stimulate the bone in your jaw to maintain itself, keeping the density and quality of the bone at the appropriate level.
When you lose a tooth, however, this process comes to a grinding halt. The bone is no longer instructed to maintain itself, and it begins to atrophy, becoming weaker and less dense. If nothing changes, your teeth will begin to tip and shift toward the gap, and the weakening bone will cause other teeth to become loose and, eventually, fall out. You will also notice that the shape of your face will start to change as you lose this valuable bone.
What do dental implants have to do with all this? The post of your implant is made of a biocompatible metal, like titanium, and when it is placed in your jawbone, it integrates with the bone, becoming a permanent part of the jaw. When this happens, the post functions in the same way as your tooth roots, restoring the cycle of bone maintenance that keeps your jaw bone healthy.
We think this is a remarkable advance in dental technology, and our patients are thrilled with their results.
Dental implants are an investment in the future of your health. When done properly using high quality materials, dental implants have a 98% success rate. At Premier Smiles Dentistry, we don’t take shortcuts with poor quality materials or our techniques, and we have an excellent success rate. Come to us for your dental implants, and we’ll make sure that you’re taken care of the right way the first time.
Call Our Office to Learn About Dental Implants
Are dental implants right for you? The best way to find out is to call our office at 714-828-6331 and schedule your complimentary consultation with Cypress dentist Dr. Nick Devani. He’ll perform a thorough examination to see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants and work with you to create your treatment plan. We can also discuss financing options that can help work dental implants into any budget.
Call our oral surgeon today and get started restoring your smile. Premier Smiles Dentistry in Cypress, CA, can help with dental implants, dentures, and more.