Would you like to fill the gap in your smile but aren't sure if dental implants are the right option for you? The truth is, implants offered by your Turlock, CA, dentist, Dr. John Chan, are the most natural feeling and functioning tooth replacements available today, and they could be the answer to reclaiming your damaged smile. Read on to learn more!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants serve as replacement roots for artificial teeth. Just like your natural roots, implants are securely attached to your jawbone, and thus create a natural-feeling and incredibly stable foundation for a dental crown.
What happens when I receive a dental implant?
The first step of the process involves a minor surgical procedure to implant a tiny titanium post into your jawbone. Following placement, this post gradually bonds to your jawbone during the next three to six months. This bonding process is a crucial step, for it ensures that your new tooth will be strong enough to handle essential functions such as biting and chewing.
When the implant is fully bonded to your jawbone, your Turlock dentist will connect the crown, completing the creation of your new tooth.
Will anyone be able to tell that my tooth isn't real?
Your dental crown is made from an impression of your mouth to ensure that your new tooth looks natural.
Is a dental implant right for me?
Most people are good candidates for dental implants. The best candidates:
- Are in good oral and general health
- Don't have immune system disorders or take medications that affect the immune system
- Have sufficient bone depth (if your jawbone isn't deep enough, bone grafts can eliminate the issue)
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Implants improve your appearance, make biting and chewing easier, prevent teeth from shifting due to the gap in your smile, and help keep your jawbone strong and healthy.
Interested? Give us a call!
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your Turlock, CA, dentist, Dr. John Chan, at (209) 667-2216 to schedule an appointment.