In the past, dentures and bridges were the only way to replace missing teeth. These days, patients and dentists choose dental implants as the preferred tooth-replacement solution. Dental implants restore mouth function, preserve jaw bone health, and provide a naturally beautiful appearance.
Dental implants are a direct replacement for the missing tooth and tooth root. Small dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, becoming the new root. Over time, the dental implants and jawbone will fuse, creating a solid foundation for your new tooth. Once this fusion is complete, an abutment will be placed on the implant, where a beautiful porcelain dental crown will be attached. The end result is a sturdy tooth or set of teeth that will look and feel as natural as the teeth you were born with.
“I am so glad I started visiting your office last year. It is truly rare to experience this level of service anymore. No hesitation in giving 5 stars!” – Chris R
The reason dental implants are preferred is because of their likeness to the entire tooth structure, and their ability to preserve bone health. When a tooth is missing, so is the stability of the jawbone, causing the bone to deteriorate and re-absorb through time. As this loss of bone progresses, facial features are put at risk and general health is compromised.
Dental implants are the only tooth-replacement restoration that halts the bone deterioration process, mimicking the natural structure of the tooth and root.
When planned and placed carefully, dental implants become a long-term solution for the replacement of one or many missing teeth. Durable materials protect their longevity and their natural structure makes oral hygiene simple. With proper care, your new grin will be yours for the rest of your life.
Dental implants have truly changed the lives of our patients who have suffered from tooth loss of any sort. Talk to Dr. Mira about your tooth-replacement options, including dental implants. Contact our dental office Zen Dental Care at 707-595-3615 to schedule your consultation.
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