Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that permanently anchor artificial teeth to the jaw. At Truxel Dental, we recommend dental implants as a reliable option for patients who have lost a tooth or several teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons. The crown, which is part of the tooth visible above the gum line, is custom-made in a dental laboratory and attached to the abutment, which is the piece that connects the crown to the implant. Once the crown is in place, the dental implant will look and perform like a natural tooth!
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Our dentist in Sacramento, CA will assess your jaw health to determine if implants are the best option for you. If they are, the dentist will perform a surgical procedure to place one or more biocompatible titanium posts into the jawbone, depending on your needs. The posts will fuse with the jawbone over the next few months, becoming part of the bone permanently. Once the posts have fused with the jawbone, our dentist can complete the implant restoration process by attaching custom-made dental crowns to the implant posts. Implants can also be used as anchors for permanent dentures.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone where they become part of the bone. They are a reliable, natural-looking, permanent tooth replacement option. Dental implants are very stable, unlike dentures and partials that may slip out of place.
The surrounding teeth do not have to be altered when you are fitted with a dental implant. The convenience of dental implants also extends to the care they require, which is just as simple as it is for natural teeth. Once the implant process is completed, patients can live their everyday lives without worry. The convenience and security that comes with dental implants make them an ideal solution for many patients.
In addition to improving your smile's appearance, implants can restore oral function so you can eat and speak comfortably again. The dental implant replaces the missing tooth root so the bone remains strong and healthy. This helps prevent bone loss in your jaw, which prematurely ages your face. Implants help preserve your face's natural contours by preventing changes to your facial structure.
With modern advancements in dentistry, patients with damaged or missing teeth can now look forward to a comfortable, natural-looking alternative to traditional false teeth. Visit Truxel Dental at 3880 Truxel Rd Suite #600, Sacramento, CA 95834, or call (916) 333-2700 to learn more about dental implants.