When a tooth is extensively damaged, either through trauma or decay, the best option is to remove it. After a tooth extraction, the question becomes: how should the tooth be replaced?
At Highland Dental Arts in Highland, CA, we are proud to offer dental implants to help our patients achieve their ideal smile. Implants are titanium posts that serve as the base for an artificial tooth. The post provides a stable foundation, which means that an implant is a great permanent tooth restoration option. You don’t have to worry about an implant falling out or not fitting properly!
Placing & Restoring a Dental Implant
During the implant placement, the implant is surgically inserted into the gums, where the root of the tooth used to be. Over the course of a few months, the implant will begin to fuse to the jaw bone. This fusion helps to create a stable and secure base for the implant restoration. Once we confirm that the implanted base is ready, we then place a custom designed crown over the base that fits perfectly to restore the smile. At this point, your dental implant will look and act just like a real tooth!
The Benefits of Dental Implants
After a tooth extraction, many patients feel self-conscious about the gap in their smile. A dental implant can improve your confidence by providing you with a full grin! Plus, a missing tooth can affect your dental and oral health. The gums where the tooth used to be are more susceptible to irritation and disease. Your other teeth may shift around the gap, resulting in a crooked smile. Or, you may find that you are not able to speak as clearly or chew as well. A dental implant is a secure, permanent replacement for a missing tooth that helps strengthen your smile and prevent these risks, while improving your confidence by providing you with a full grin!
Is a Dental Implant Right for You?
It is essential that a patient seeking a dental implant has sufficient jaw bone that is strong enough to support the implant. Our doctors will examine your jaw bone and general oral and dental health, and will discuss your dental goals to determine if a dental implant is the best tooth-replacement option for you!
“My experience was extremely professional. The work was done quickly and the hygenist continuously made sure that I was comfortable and that all of my concerns were met. I highly recommend Highland Dental Arts.”