It’s time to regain a full smile again after tooth loss. Let dental implants help.
We know just how surprising and upsetting it can be to lose a tooth. This was something you never thought would happen to you and now it has. So, what now? Fortunately, the cosmetic dentists at Michael E. Huguet DDS and Associates in Pleasant Hill, CA, have been helping countless individuals regain full smiles with the help of dental implants.
What are Dental Implants and How do they Work?
A dental implant itself is a metal restoration that is placed into the jawbone where it is fixed permanently in place to hold a false tooth or teeth. This restoration is made up of three different parts,
- The implant: This metal post or screw is the part that’s placed within the jawbone
- Abutment: A restoration that connects the implant to the artificial tooth
- Artificial tooth: This is usually a dental crown, but implants can also support dentures
Whether you need to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth, dental implants can be placed to support a dental crown, bridge, or even a full set of dentures. If you require implant-supported dentures, this is most commonly known as all-on-4, in which four implants are placed along the arches of the jawbone to hold dentures firmly in place (an ideal option for those who are missing all of their upper teeth).
Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of your teeth, which differs implants from other tooth replacement options. This is beneficial for multiple reasons including:
- Stimulating the jawbone and preventing bone loss
- Supporting the facial muscles and preserving the natural structure
- Preventing teeth from shifting into open gaps in your smile
An implant consists of titanium, a very durable metal that has the ability to natural fuse together with natural bone and tissue. This is what makes dental implants so successful. Once the implant and jawbone become one, this implant could last the rest of your life.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
In order to find out whether or not you are right for dental implants, our Pleasant Hills, CA, restorative dentist will need to examine your mouth and take x-rays to make sure that your jawbone is healthy enough to support an implant. Most adults who are missing one or more teeth could be good candidates for implants.
Are you living with tooth loss in Pleasant Hills, CA? Do dental implants sound like the perfect solution? Then call our office at (925) 945-6204 today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. Let dental implants help you rediscover your confidence.