Dental restoration is one of our specialties at our dentistry. We want patients to have options to choose from when it comes to restoring their smiles. That’s why our dentist offers implants, bridges, dentures, and more.
Dental implants are often the best way of replacing missing teeth. Compared to bridges, dental implants maintain and support the bone where the teeth are missing. Compared to dentures, implants are much more stable and do not allow the jaw bone to break down. We have provided many patients with dental implant restorations in Covina, CA. If you’re interested, schedule an examination and we can tell you if teeth implants would be a good option for you.
What Are Implants?
A dental implant consists of a titanium or ceramic root replacement in the bone with a natural-looking crown attached. Multiple implants can be “bridged” together to replace several missing teeth—even an entire upper or lower arch. Dental implants are often considered the ideal choice because they are attached directly to the jawbone. The surrounding teeth aren’t needed for support. The implants’ main requirement is that the jawbone is tall enough and wide enough to support the implant. If there is not adequate bone, bone grafts can be performed to gain strength and support.
For patients with an adequate amount of bone, the implant is placed into the jawbone. It will take several months for the bone to securely attach to the implant through a process called osseointegration. During that time, we can provide you with a temporary partial denture. After we confirm that the bone is securely attached to the implant, we will take an impression. Later, the custom abutment and crown are then placed onto the implant post.
The great thing about implants is that they can never get cavities. However, you’ll need to brush and floss regularly as implants are still susceptible to gum disease. Teeth implants don’t require excessive additional care.
For additional questions regarding the tooth implant procedure, give our office a call.