Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your oral health. The inability to eat properly, loss of jawbone structure, and effect on appearance can take a toll. Perhaps you have tried replacing the teeth with dentures or bridges, but are dissatisfied with the results. These options often come with added inconveniences such as adhesives or discomfort. And anyone who has had dentures slip out of place knows how they can cause embarrassment.
Permanent tooth replacement can be a reality with implant procedures at Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry in Redlands, CA.
Dental implants are an extremely stable and effective long-term solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. A single implant can be placed to support a dental crown, or multiple implants can be used to anchor dentures or a bridge. Dental implants provide a supportive foundation for dental prosthetics that can last longer than traditional dentures.
The implant itself replaces the tooth root that is no longer in place. An implant post will fuse and integrate with the jawbone to provide an effective structure to support the restoration which sits on top.
The implants dental procedure is generally completed in three separate steps.
- The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone.
- The implant is left to heal for a number of months. This process is called osseointegration and is vital in order to ensure the implant integrates properly with the jawbone.
- Attachment of the prosthetic such as a crown or dentures.
Implant dentistry procedures can be lengthy, lasting up to six months, or sometimes longer. Temporary restorations will be used to maintain appearance and functionality of the smile.
Are you ready to learn about the restorative solution that looks and functions like natural teeth? Call our Redlands, CA office at [phone] and schedule a consultation.