Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that permanently anchor artificial teeth to the jaw. At Truxel Dental, dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons. The crown, which is the 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?
Your dentist will assess your jaw health and determine if implants are the best option for you. The dentist will clean teeth that receive implants and place a biocompatible titanium post into each jawbone. The posts will heal with the jawbone over the next few months, fusing to the bone permanently. When the posts have fused with the jawbone, your dentist can complete the implant restoration process by attaching custom-made dental crowns to the implant posts. Some patients choose to replace removable dentures with permanent dental implants. This restorative process can be completed in as little as six to eight months.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgically planted into the jawbone, a permanent tooth replacement option. Dental implants become part of your natural smile, unlike dentures and partials that may be easily removed. This means the surrounding teeth do not have to be altered to be fitted with a dental implant. This convenience also extends to the care that patients have to give to their implants. Once they have healed, they can continue living an everyday life without worrying about caring for their dental implants more than necessary. The convenience and security that comes with dental implants make them an ideal solution for many people.
In addition to improving your smile's appearance, implants can restore oral function so you can eat and speak comfortably again. A 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.
Many patients are hesitant to consider replacing their missing teeth because they are concerned about harming the appearance of their smile. However, with modern advancements in dentistry, patients with damaged or missing teeth can now look forward to a comfortable, natural-looking alternative to the 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.