Treat your tooth loss for years to come when you choose to get dental implants in Los Angeles.
As a child, we just can’t wait for our baby teeth to come out in hopes that the Tooth Fairy will leave a little money under our pillow. Unfortunately, as adults, there isn’t the same excitement surrounding tooth loss that there was when you were little. But don’t worry! Our Los Angeles family dentists, Dr. R.K. Chetty and Dr. Chethan Chetty, can help restore your smile with dental implants.
What are dental implants?
We are so glad you asked! An implant is a small metal fixture (usually made from titanium) that is placed under the gums where it naturally melds together with the bone and tissue over the course of several weeks or months. The purpose of a dental implant is to take the place of your missing tooth’s roots. This artificial tooth root provides a long-term foundation from which to support an artificial tooth or teeth.
How are implants placed?
A metal implant is placed under the gums and fuses to the jawbone to act as a root or anchor for the replacement tooth. Once installed, a porcelain or ceramic crown is set in place with the help of an abutment. The crown replaces the visible portion of the tooth and looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Cosmetically, dental implants can enhance your smile by filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. In addition to having your smile restored, dental implants can also improve tooth functioning. With missing teeth replaced, you’ll have a full set of teeth for performing biting and chewing functions. The even distribution of these functions across the entire mouth can protect the natural teeth against the extra wear and tear they were taking on previously to compensate for teeth that were missing.
Do you have questions about dental implants? Do you think this is the proper way to replace your missing teeth? Then it’s time you turned to Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA for all of your dental needs. Call us today to learn more.