For a lifetime of attractive and healthy smiles, replace your teeth with dental implants
Patients who formerly had gaps in their smiles where teeth used to be are “all smiles” again, thanks to dental implants. Implants represent a modern alternative to conventional forms of tooth replacement, such as dental bridges and dentures. All Smiles Dental Studio in Encinitas, California, is privileged to offer so many options to patients who are missing one or multiple teeth.
About dental implants
Implants are one of the best options to replace missing teeth. This form of tooth replacement mimics how teeth are naturally “designed.” Teeth are naturally stabilized in the jawbone by the tooth’s root. The implant functions like the root of a tooth. It is placed in the jaw to secure a prosthetic tooth (crown), bridge, or overdenture. Implants are made from “Bio-Compatible” materials that naturally fuse or join the surrounding bone. Once the implant has healed to the bone, it can best support the prosthetic tooth. The crown is then attached to the implant. Minimal implants may be attached to support a maximum number of replacement teeth in the upper and lower arch(es).
Candidates for implants
Many people can benefit from implant-supported replacement teeth. This alternative may be appropriate for patients who have:
- Sustained tooth loss due to advanced periodontal disease
- Extensive decay that we cannot treat with root canal therapy or other endodontic procedures
- An otherwise severely injured tooth that cannot be “saved”
- Dental extractions on the horizon
- Patients with ill-fitting or worn “conventional” dentures who are unhappy or dissatisfied with their dentures
- Patients with several missing teeth who do not want to wear dentures
Since implant-supported teeth are designed like natural teeth, many patients enjoy how natural they feel in their mouths. They also like how realistic implants look. Implants promote chewing efficiency and other functions. They are designed to last with good oral care and regular hygiene visits. In other words, simply treat them like natural teeth! There is no special “maintenance” or oral products associated with implant systems. Notably, implants keep the bone in your jaw healthy and strong. The bone continues to get the stimulation it needs to stay healthy from the teeth connected to the jaw by way of implants.
Since implants are designed to last, they are a good value. They are even affordable for patients who are toothless because we do not need to place one implant to support every replacement tooth. Implants may be precisely and strategically positioned in the jaw to make the most of the available bone.
Implants may be placed as part of an in-office straightforward procedure. We can provide more details on what to expect before implant placement, as the implant heals, and when the prosthetic teeth are connected—Call (760) 456-8414 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Shahrokh at our office in Encinitas, CA.