At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry in the Redlands, CA, we offer a range of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry procedures aimed at keeping your mouth beautiful and healthy. Dental implants are a way for patients to replace missing teeth, which can improve the appearance and preserve the health of the surrounding gums. If you have lost your permanent teeth, and are looking for an effective, affordable, and stable solution, implant dentistry can restore both beauty and functionality to the mouth.
Dental implants are a cosmetic restoration commonly used when adult teeth have been lost, whether to age, decay, or disease. When permanent teeth are lost, they leave a gap, which can affect the mouth in several ways. If left untreated, remaining teeth can shift out of position and can eventually lead to a loss of bone structure in the jaw. Daily functions such as biting, chewing, and speaking can also be more difficult with missing teeth. Dental implants are a way for patients to improve upon the appearance of their smile while also preserving overall oral health.
Dental implants are titanium rods that are inserted into the jawbone. Once inserted, the jawbone is left to fuse with the rods to create a stable structure for your permanent restoration. This process can take several months to be complete. A temporary restoration is placed on top of the implant during the healing process.
Once the implant is firmly in place, patients can return to the office for the permanent restoration. A dental crown or denture will be affixed to the implant to complete the treatment.
Dental implants are a permanent and stable solution. Alternatives such as dental bridges require the surrounding teeth to be altered for placement. Dental implants do not require any alteration to existing teeth. They require no special care and they can be cleaned just like natural teeth.
If you are in the Redlands area and would like to learn more about the many benefits of restoring your smile with implant dentistry, call us today at [phone] to schedule a consultation.