Aside from the obvious gap in your smile, missing teeth can also create problems you can’t see. That empty space in your smile inhibits you from presenting your true self to the world because you just don’t feel like smiling. It may also be difficult to eat a proper, healthy diet if you have difficulty chewing certain foods.
At Palm View Dental, our goal is to assist you in achieving exceptional dental health so you can feel confident about your appearance when you smile. Using dental implants, we can restore function and beauty to your smile while protecting your oral health. Dental implants replace one or more missing teeth or can be used to secure a bridge or denture.
The Dental Implants Difference
There’s one major difference that places dental implants high above the crowd of other types of tooth replacements like bridges, and dentures. They are the only tooth replacement considered to be permanent, and this is because the implant itself is seated securely in your jaw.
We work with highly qualified oral surgeons who come to our Alhambra office to perform implant placement. This involves placing a very thin titanium "root" in your jaw, then allowing it to heal.
As it heals, the implant bonds securely with your jaw in a process referred to as osseointegration. We’ll monitor your progress on a regular basis, and once the implant has healed, attach a crown, bridge, or denture that will restore your ability to speak, chew, and smile normally.
Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
If you’re considering implants for replacing a missing tooth, we can recommend dental implants for a number of reasons:
- Implants create an artificial root that stabilizes your jawbone to prevent problems like deterioration of the jaw and misaligned teeth.
- Dental implants resemble natural tooth structure
- With dental implants, your teeth will remain stable and secure so you can enjoy all your favorite foods.
- Titanium implants can be used to improve the stability of dentures, by preventing slipping and shifting.
- The American Academy of Dental Implantology indicates that dental implants have an amazing success rate of up to 98%.
Implants are easy to care for, too – simply continue to follow a diligent oral hygiene routine as you always have. With proper oral hygiene and regular exams and cleanings, your implants may last a lifetime.
Call Us to Arrange a Consultation
Before we decide to go ahead with dental implants, one of our doctors will sit down with you and provide more information about implants as well as our other tooth replacement options. We’ll take the time to learn about your goals so you can feel comfortable with the decision you make about your treatment.
Please call our office to arrange an appointment at your convenience. We look forward to helping you restore your beautiful smile!