Dental Implants

Dental Implants Restore Beauty & Function

picture of a dental implant and a natural toothMissing teeth can cause discomfort, embarrassment, and reduced oral health. You may have recently lost the tooth, or perhaps you’ve been missing one or more teeth for an extended amount of time. Besides drawing unwelcome attention, the lack of one or more teeth reduces your ability to properly chew and process the food you eat, and it places more stress on the remaining teeth in your mouth.

A dental implant replaces the missing tooth, and has three sections. The first is a titanium or titanium-alloy fixture or base that resembles a screw. It’s placed into the jawbone, and through the process of osseointegration the bone grows around it, securing it in place. The second section is a short piece called an abutment, which is the connector between the base and the crown. And finally, the only visible portion of the dental implant is the natural-looking crown, custom made to match your teeth and fit your mouth.

The implant keeps the remaining healthy teeth from shifting, which can lead to other dental issues. And replacing a missing tooth with an implant also prevents the bone in your jaw from softening and eventually disintegrating.

Thanks to today’s advanced technology in the field of implantology, the procedure itself causes minimal pain or post-op issues for most people. While each case is unique, the majority of people who get dental implants are very satisfied with the choice they made, and enjoy the restored functionality and beauty the implants bring to their life.

implant supported bridgeIf you have multiple teeth in a row that are missing or badly damaged, an implant-supported bridge can fill the space. This type of structure does not require an implant for every missing tooth, but rather can span the space while being supported with two or more implants.

Are You A Good Candidate For Implants?

Unfortunately dental implants are not a solution for everyone. Good candidates for dental implants have healthy gums, and have enough bone to support and anchor the implants. Other solutions are available for those that are not good candidates for dental implants.

To find out if dental implants are a good solution for you, schedule a free dental implant consultation with Dr. Andrew Nguyen today. And for a limited time, Dr. Nguyen is offering $500 off any accepted treatment resulting from the consultation. Let us help you restore your smile!