Missing teeth? You could be a candidate for dental implants!
A dental implant is a prosthetic teeth that works by replacing your entire tooth. An implant consists of two main parts: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post is a small screw that replaces your tooth root. It is surgically inserted into your jawbone to provide a stable foundation for the tooth. The implant post also serves the same function as the tooth root, stimulating the supporting bone tissue to keep it strong and healthy.
After your implant post placement, there is a period of healing to allow you to recover and help the post integrate with your bone. When this period is completed, our dentists will provide you with an implant restoration. The implant restoration replaces the visible portions of the tooth to give you back a beautiful and functional smile. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing, the restoration may consist of a single crown, a bridge or a denture.
Implants are designed to look, feel and function just like your original teeth, and just like your original teeth, they require regular care in order to stay in good condition. Implants need to be brushed and flossed regularly, and you should continue to visit the dentist for preventive care. This will help keep your implant in good condition so that you can enjoy it for a lifetime.
Almost everyone is a candidate for implant dentistry. As long as your teeth and mouth are healthy, you should be able to receive an implant without any difficulty. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as tooth decay or gum disease, our dentists will require you to receive treatment for that condition before you can receive an implant.
For more information about implant dentistry in Santa Ana, California, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leo Man, Dr. Roxanne Ramirez or Dr. Elizabeth Kim, please contact SA Dental today at 714-852-3140.