If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implant restorations are an effective tooth replacement option. An implant will replace both the crown and root of the tooth, providing the strongest and most stable restoration. The implant, a titanium screw, will be surgically placed in the jawbone. Following a period of healing, our skilled dentist, Dr. Bleu, will complete the dental restoration. Depending on your needs, your dental implant restoration could be a:
- Dental crown
- Dental bridge
- Full or partial denture
Once complete, your dental implant will be just as strong as your natural teeth and will match them in size and shape. We invite you to call us at Victoria Bleu Cosmetic Dentistry today to learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing your missing teeth and restoring your smile to its full potential. A dental implant is a small screw or post, typically made of titanium, that is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. The implant replaces the missing tooth root and provides a strong, stable foundation for your restoration. After a period of healing, an attachment called an abutment is placed on top of the post, followed by a dental implant restoration. Your implant restoration can be a dental crown, bridge, or full or partial denture, depending on your specific dental needs. Dental implants are designed to restore your smile for a lifetime.
How long is the process?
The dental implant process typically lasts for several months. After the surgical placement of the dental implant, we allow a healing period that lasts for an average of 4-6 months. During this time, your jawbone and gums will heal. The bone will also begin to bond with the dental implant in a process called osseointegration, which provides an exceptionally secure foundation for the implant restoration. After this healing period is complete, we can place the dental implant restoration to complete your smile.
Are dental implants right for me?
Dental implants are a wonderful choice for restoring your smile because they look and feel like your natural teeth. They can improve your ability to speak and eat as normal, as well as enhance the appearance of your smile. Dental implants are permanent (when properly cared for), so you don’t have to worry about another restoration in the future. To be a good candidate for dental implants in Blue Lake, California, you must meet certain qualifications, such as having sufficient bone density to support the implant. Dr. Bleu our experienced dentist at Smile Dental, will help you determine whether dental implants are the right choice for your smile. We invite you to call us today to learn more!