Dr. Terry Vines helps his Redlands, CA patients achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted with a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. From teeth whitening to teeth straightening, he gets patients the results they want in the time and budget they can invest. However, when a tooth is lost, the first step is in having it replaced.
Dental implants are a common solution for patients who have experienced tooth loss. They can be used as a nearly permanent solution to provide the function and look that he or she had before the tooth was lost or extracted. A dental implant is a replacement tooth root that is surgically inserted directly into the jawbone. Made of titanium, the post adheres to the jawbone without causing irritation to the patient.
Implants are effective for patients who need to replace one or two missing teeth, and for those who need to replace an entire set of top or bottom teeth. To determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Vines will need to assess the amount of bone structure to ensure that you have enough to support the implant.
Once it’s been determined that implants are the best solution for replacing your missing tooth, or teeth, the first step will be to have the implant post placed. Then the bone needs to heal and grow around the post. This process can take several weeks to months; however, once it’s complete, you will have a solid, strong implant on which a replacement tooth can be placed. The new tooth will be created to look and function as your natural teeth do in both shape and color. You can eat what you want, you’ll be able to speak clearly, and no one will ever need to know that your tooth is a replacement.
If you live in Redlands, CA and you are looking for a solution to a missing tooth, contact Dr. Vines to discuss dental implants. The implants are stable, secure, attractive, and long lasting, and Dr. Vines and his team are committed to making sure that your treatment is the right solution for you. Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry is the name you can trust and be confident in with dental health, implants, cosmetic treatments, and sedation in Redlands, CA.