A dental implant is a small titanium post placed into the jawbone where a tooth is missing. Once the implant is integrated into the jawbone, it can provide a strong foundation for a dental crown or another type of tooth replacement. Once the tooth replacement is attached to an abutment and the implant, the restoration is complete. Implant-supported tooth replacements look and function just like your natural teeth.
Caring for dental implants is as easy as caring for your natural teeth - brush twice daily and floss once daily. To maintain the health of the implant and surrounding teeth, you should also schedule regular checkups and cleanings at Smile Center Silicon Valley. We will be able to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums and provide you with the treatments you need.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Improved Oral and Overall Health
Healthy teeth are essential for a healthy body. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of them, dental implants can dramatically improve your oral health and even your overall health. Missing teeth can affect your eating and speaking abilities and may even cause changes in your facial structure. Dental implants help restore proper function to your mouth, allowing you to eat and speak normally again and support your facial structure.
More Confident Smile
You can benefit from a permanent solution to missing teeth when you choose dental implants. The implant integrates into the surrounding bone and tissue, providing stability for the restoration placed on top of the implant. You’ll be able to eat normally and speak clearly because your tooth replacement will not shift out of place. This can boost your confidence and make you want to show off your beautiful smile more!
With dental implants, your appearance and your ability to speak and eat normally will improve dramatically. However, the most significant benefit that most patients love about dental implants is their improved self-esteem. By replacing missing teeth with natural-looking, beautiful tooth replacements, patients can regain the confidence to smile brightly and freely without worrying about their teeth falling or shifting out of place.
Is a Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
Dental implants are one of the most efficient ways to replace missing teeth. The placement procedure is straightforward and can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation if needed. There is little to no discomfort associated with the procedure and patients can heal from their dental implant surgery much faster than other restoration procedures. This means they can return to their lives as soon as possible.
If you have been dealing with tooth loss, give our office a call today to schedule a consultation appointment. We can talk to you about dental implants, explain their benefits and the procedure and help you determine if this is the right solution for you.
If you want to learn more about how dental implants can improve your smile, visit Smile Center Silicon Valley at 877 W. FREMONT AVE, SUITE L3, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, or call (408) 245-7500.