Dental Implants in Huntington Beach
What are Dental Implants?
When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant. Dental implants are more like natural teeth than you might think.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Replacement Teeth Implants Vs Natural Teeth
Natural teeth and implant-supported replacement teeth have the same foundational parts. Like replacement teeth, a natural tooth consists of a root and a crown (the visible part used to chew food).
Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gums and anchors it in the jaw. Unlike natural teeth, implants are titanium, which is a time-tested material for artificial joints. And, over time, the bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
How Does Implant Dentistry Work?
It takes time for the bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) on top of the abutment. Often, a temporary replacement tooth can attach to the implant immediately after its placement.
If all your teeth are missing, more treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth. Contact Surf City OMS to find out about tooth replacement support treatments.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants Vs Dentures and Bridges?
There are several ways to accomplish a tooth replacement, including dentures, bridges, and implants. Dentures and bridges are less effective at restoring the natural function of your teeth. Tooth implants are superior because they offer the same functionality as your natural teeth.
Prevent Your Jaw from Losing Bone Mass
Bone mass loss is inevitable when you lose teeth. Dentures and bridges do not offer enough stimulation to the jawbone to prevent losing bone mass. Dental implants, however, prevent loss of bone mass by providing the same jawbone stimulation as natural teeth.
Tooth replacement implants work like your natural teeth, and they also match your natural teeth. You and your implant dentist decide on the perfect shape, texture, and color to match your existing teeth. And implants can straighten and fill gaps between teeth to improve the quality of your smile.
Restore the Same Bite Force as Natural Teeth
Tooth implants replace the root of a tooth with titanium, and the bone grows around the implant root. Dentures and dental bridges distribute the bite force across the gums. The titanium implant root works like natural teeth, distributing bite force to the jawbone.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Maintain Your Facial Shape
The bones in your face are responsible for making you look like you. Losing your teeth can cause the shape of your face to change. Dental implants restore the necessary support that your teeth provide to your facial structure.
Enable Natural Speaking and Verbal Pronunciation
Tooth loss causes difficulty speaking and communicating clearly. Dentures and bridges can make it difficult to speak and articulate naturally. Implants restore all the verbal and communicative functionality of your natural teeth.
Easier to Clean and Care For than Natural Teeth
Unlike dentures or dental bridges, maintaining your tooth implants does not require special oral hygiene cleaning products. Your implants are as easy to clean as your natural teeth, with toothpaste and floss. And, unlike your natural teeth, artificial tooth implants don’t decay or form cavities.
Implants Solve the Problem¬ of Tooth Loss ¬– Permanently
The implant procedure can take longer than that of getting dentures or dental bridges. But dental implants mean you never worry about repairs, maintenance, and embarrassing slippage. Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss.