Dental Implants: Permanent Tooth Replacement for a Natural-Looking Smile

Posted by Iyad Altwal on Jun 9 2023, 08:12 AM

At City Family Dental & Implant Centre, dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They are a stable and durable foundation for artificial teeth, such as dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants are typically made of biocompatible materials, most commonly titanium, which allows them to fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration. This integration provides a strong and secure base for artificial teeth, restoring the appearance and function of natural teeth. Dental implants are considered a long-term solution for tooth replacement and offer numerous benefits in aesthetics, comfort, and oral health.

Dental implants offer advantages over other tooth replacement options, such as improved stability, durability, and aesthetics. They also help preserve the jawbone and maintain facial structure, preventing bone loss and preserving the face's natural contours. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can provide a long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth and enhancing oral health and overall well-being.

The Process of Dental Implants

The implant placement procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure comfort. A small incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone. Then, a hole is drilled into the bone, and the implant fixture, usually made of titanium, is carefully placed into the prepared site. The gum is then stitched back in place, covering the implant. Over the next few months, osseointegration takes place. The jawbone fuses with the implant during this healing phase, creating a strong and stable foundation. Temporary teeth may be provided during this period for aesthetic purposes. Once the implant has integrated with the jawbone, a minor surgical procedure is performed to expose the implant. An abutment, a connector piece, is attached to the implant. The abutment protrudes above the gum line and is the attachment point for the artificial tooth or teeth. After the gums have healed around the abutment, impressions of your teeth are taken to create custom-made artificial teeth, such as dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. These restorations are then securely attached to the abutment, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement for the missing teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Improved Appearance

Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing smile. They blend in with the surrounding teeth, enhancing the overall appearance.

Preservation of Jawbone and Facial Structure

Dental implants help preserve the jawbone by stimulating bone growth through osseointegration. This prevents bone loss that typically occurs when teeth are missing. Preserving the jawbone also helps maintain facial structure and prevents the sunken-in appearance often seen with missing teeth.

Durability and Longevity

Dental implants are designed to be a long-lasting solution for tooth replacement. Proper care and good oral hygiene can last for many years, often a lifetime.

By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you can restore your confidence and your quality of life. To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, visit City Family Dental & Implant Centre at 1317 Oakdale Rd Suite 310, Modesto, CA 95355, or call (209) 554-1700.

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