If you have lost one or more teeth, chances are you are very unhappy about it. Whether it was due to age, accident, or decay, the loss of even one tooth can cause a whole host of unwelcome changes in your mouth and face. This is why the team here at Redford Dental Care in Carmichael, CA encourages all of our patients to consider dental implants.
The ultimate form of restorative dentistry, dental implants do not just replace the missing crown of a tooth, but the entire tooth itself. They are made of three parts – a post, an abutment and a dental crown. This makes them incredibly durable and effective, but it also supports the overall health and stability of your jaw and gum tissue.
After all, when you lose a tooth, the gum and jaw bone can recede or shrink. This alters the shape of the face and allows the teeth to shift out of proper alignment. Over time, this can cause your bite to change, and this opens the door to a whole host of potential issues. Tooth damage, bruxism, jaw pain, decay and more can easily result from the loss of a single tooth. Yet, dental implants are there as a viable solution.
How Implant Dentistry Works
As your trusted dentist in Carmichael, we will meet with you to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Almost anyone is, with the exception of those with uncontrolled diabetes, serious gum disease, heavy smokers and some with certain autoimmune issues. Our dental implants specialist will do a full assessment and help you to determine if it is the right course.
If so, you will undergo a single procedure which will be when the post is implanted into the jaw and gum. This is not at all painful as you are treated with anesthetic and can even be sedated if you wish. You will heal for a few days and return to have a temporary crown placed. The healing process, known as osseointegration will take up to six or nine months, and when complete, the post is topped by the new crown and your replacement tooth is fully functional.
There are also “all on one” options that use four crowns to hold an arch of teeth and several other ways implants can be of use.
Contact Our Restorative Dentist Today
As the ultimate form of restorative dentistry, dental implants just cannot be ignored. Are you eager to find out more? If so, give us a call at our Carmichael, CA office at 916-972-8851. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.