If you have a gap in your smile, you may feel ashamed of the way you look. Whether you are missing one, a few, or even all of your teeth, however, your dentist can help restore your smile with dental implants. Are dental implants right for you? Find out more about dental implants and how they can benefit your smile with Dr. R.K. Chetty and Dr. Chethan Chetty at Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA.
Are dental implants right for me?
A good candidate for dental implants should have a strong and committed oral hygiene routine to ensure that their implants remain healthy for years to come. However, a good candidate should also have enough bone left in the area of their gaps to support a dental implant. Patients with significant bone atrophy caused by tooth loss may need a bone graft procedure before their dentist can place their implants.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants replace a missing tooth. However, unlike other tooth replacement options, implants also replace the tooth’s root. This allows the implant to stimulate the bone underneath the missing tooth, preventing bone atrophy. Implants also remain in the mouth. Other tooth replacements like dentures require nightly removal and soaking which add time and extra effort to your daily oral care routine.
Dental Implants in Los Angeles, CA
Dental implants are a powerful tooth replacement option which can replace a single tooth, several teeth in a row, or even all the teeth on an arch. However, not even replaced tooth requires its own implant. While a single tooth uses a single implant, a multiple tooth implant only requires one implant on either end of a dental bridge. Four or more implants hold an entire arch of teeth in place, replacing an entire row of teeth at once.
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. R.K. Chetty and Dr. Chethan Chetty at Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA. Call (323) 258-2885 to schedule your appointment with your Eagle Rock cosmetic dentist today!