What Dental Implants Can Do for You
Do you need dental implants?
Are you suffering from the loss of teeth? Do you want to restore your smile? If the answer is yes, then you need to speak with your Torrance, CA, dentists about dental implants.
More About Dental Implants
Dental implants are made up of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace your missing tooth root. Dental implants help stabilize, strengthen, and prevent weakening and shrinking of your jawbone.
The next step involves allowing 3 to 6 months for osseointegration, the process in which the titanium post bonds to the jawbone, to occur.
You will then need to come back to our Torrance office so that the dentist can secure a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Having a great smile isn't the only advantage dental implants provide:
- A dental implant can restore one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
- Dental implants are 95 percent successful.
- Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place, so they don't fall out.
- The dental implants can last a lifetime.
- They can restore bite and chewing function.
Implants are used to replace missing teeth in a variety of ways:
Replace One Tooth — A single dental implant replaces a missing a dental root and the crown the visible portion of the tooth.
Replace Multiple Teeth — Dental implants provide a replacement mechanism for that provide support for fixed bridgework. If you're missing a row of teeth, your dentist inserts a dental implant on either side of the dental gap and a crown is placed in the center that doesn't need a dental implant.
Replace All Teeth Permanently — Dental implants provide support for an entire arch, upper and/or lower, permanent replacement that lasts a lifetime. Four to six implants support a row of 10 to 12 teeth.
For more information about dental implants, contact your Torrance, CA dentists at Hillside Dentistry & Orthodontics, by calling (310) 530-4300.