Dental Implants Los Angeles
Each tooth in your mouth is anchored into your jawbone by its root or roots. Each root keeps the tooth steady and helps stimulate the jawbone to keep it strong and healthy. If a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to resorb the bone tissue around the socket of the tooth, and the bone, which is no longer being stimulated, can decrease. As the jawbone density decreases, the risk of losing other teeth increases. Once your smile has a gap, your bite can become misaligned, remaining teeth can shift and dental health can be put at risk. Our Los Angeles dental implants dentist recommends replacing lost teeth to preserve your smile’s health and appearance.
In the past, patients would use crowns, bridges or dentures. These replace the visible portion of the tooth, but they cannot replace the root of the tooth, which means that the bone will decrease in size and density even though the tooth has been replaced. Dental implants are different. They fit into the socket of the missing tooth and replace the root. Our Los Angeles dental implants expert can use dental implants to replace a single missing tooth or an entire smile.
Los Angeles Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium screw-like devices that are placed in the jaw to support restorations. Once implanted, they fuse with the jawbone to provide a durable support for your new prosthetic teeth. Our expert in dental implants in Los Angeles can then restore your missing teeth using porcelain crowns, dental bridges or dentures for a new smile that looks, feels and functions just like your own natural smile. There are many benefits associated with dental implants. Not only are they the most natural restoration option, but they can eliminate the discomfort, slipping and pinching often associated with dentures, and they can allow you to eat and speak confidently. There is no reason to alter adjacent teeth like there is with dental bridges, and they keep your smile strong, healthy and attractive.
Most people who are missing teeth but have otherwise good dental health can benefit from dental implants. Contact our expert in dental implants in Los Angeles today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.