If you live in Oakland, California, and you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be exploring the idea of dental implants. What are dental implants, and how can they help you get your beautiful smile back?
A dental implant begins with a titanium screw that serves as the new “root” for a missing tooth. The screws (implants) are planted directly into the jawbone and can replace one or more teeth.
When the titanium screws are placed and healed, they will become fused with the bone in your jaw. When the healing has occurred, the implant will be capped with a porcelain crown.
Dental implant crowns are custom designed to match your natural teeth perfectly, so no one can tell that you’ve had dental work done. Because implant crowns are available in all types of shapes, sizes, and colors, your crowns are designed just for you.
Besides simply replacing one tooth, dental implants can also be used to support dental prostheses, including crowns, dentures, and bridges. As few as four dental implants can support the dentures in the lower or upper dental arches.
When you get dental implants, you can enjoy all of these amazing benefits in addition to having your naturally beautiful smile restored.
Are you interested in learning more about your options with dental implants? Dr. Kenneth Childers and the team at Montclair Dental Care in Oakland, California, are here to help. Call us today at (510) 328-7792 or request an appointment online.