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If you are missing any teeth, you don’t have to live with an incomplete smile. Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth and their roots. Since installation is permanent, they will not fall out or come loose. Additionally, dental implants look and function just like natural teeth so you can bite, chew and eat with ease. Restore your smile with dental implants, available at Hillside Dentistry & Orthodontics, your Torrance, CA, dentists.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial teeth permanently anchored to the jaw bone so they cannot come loose or fall out. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or as anchors to securely hold a row of dentures in place. Dental implants have three parts: the implant, an abutment and a crown. The implant is anchored to the jaw bone and acts as a tooth root. The crown sits above the gum line and functions as the replacement tooth. It is the only part of the dental implant that is visible after installation. The abutment joins the implant and crown together.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many benefits. They function just like natural teeth so you can eat and chew food with ease. They also look completely natural so no one will know you have replacement teeth. Additionally, installation of dental implants is permanent so there is no risk of them coming loose or falling out, as can happen with dentures and other less permanent tooth replacement options. Finally, dental implants can last a lifetime when cared for properly, just like natural teeth. Your Torrance dentist can help you decide if dental implants are right for you.
You don’t have to live with an incomplete smile. Dental implants can fill in the gaps where teeth are missing and restore normal tooth functioning. To schedule a consultation to determine if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you, contact Hillside Dentistry & Orthodontics, your Torrance, CA, dentists, at (310) 530-4300.