What happens when you lose a tooth? Missing teeth affect both the health and stability of your smile, leading to difficulty eating and speaking. In order to provide secure and esthetically pleasing replacements, we offer dental implants as part of our approach to advanced dentistry. With implant dentistry, we can provide replacements for one or more missing teeth, including full sets of implant-retained dentures.
What is Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry involves replacing missing teeth with implants inserted directly into the jawbone tissue. When we lose a tooth, the body responds by suspending the flow of nutrients to the surrounding jawbone. Deprived of calcium and other minerals, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, leading to further tooth loss and an aged appearance.
The teeth adjacent to a missing tooth may also drift towards the empty space, leading to misalignment and an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. A dental implant is composed of a biocompatible titanium post. After placement, the body resumes the flow of nutrients, preserving your smile’s youthful visage.
What Implant Procedures Does Downey Family Dentistry Offer?
Dental implants can address multiple levels of severity of tooth loss. For people missing a single tooth, an implant can be placed and topped with a custom-made implant restoration.
For multiple missing teeth, implants may be used to secure a partial denture. For patients who require complete dentures, we can carefully place a series of implants across the dental ridge to support the larger appliance.
Planning for Implants
Before placing a dental implant, Dr. Hakimzadeh or Dr. Reyhani will need to decide if implant dentistry is the best route for restoring your smile. Dental implants require sturdy bone tissue to support the implants. In some cases, the prolonged absence of natural teeth roots may have led to jawbone loss. If so, then you may require a bone graft before an implant can be placed. For patients with adequate bone tissue and no symptoms of gum disease, a dental implant provides a durable, realistic, and long-lasting tooth replacement option.
Call Downey Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Today
Dr. Hadis Reyhani, Dr. Ben Reyhani, and Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh, DDS, provide a wealth of combined experience, along with innovative technology and personalized care, to help improve our patients’ dental health so they can enjoy smiling again. To schedule a consultation, call Downey Family Cosmetic Dentistry today at 562-659-7593.