Dental implants are titanium posts or screws that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. The jawbone then fuses to the implant in a process that is called osseointegration. This creates an artificial tooth root that can then be used to support the final restoration. Our Tujunga dental implants expert can help you decide if you are a candidate for dental implants.
The best candidates for dental implants include those who:
• Are missing one or more teeth
• Have adequate jawbone density
• Have good dental and general health
Most people can benefit from dental implants. In fact, if you are healthy enough to undergo a routine extraction, you are most likely also healthy enough to undergo the implant procedure. Because bone and tissue loss is common after tooth loss, some patients may benefit from grafting procedures, which can restore lost tissues and improve density. Our expert in dental implants in Tujunga can help you decide if any of these procedures are right for you.
Dental Implants Tujunga
Our Tujunga dental implants expert can place implants in a simple outpatient procedure. A single implant or several implants can be placed and then allowed to heal. Good dental hygiene is crucial during this period; we will give you specific instructions to reduce your risks of complications or infection. Once the site has healed, we can restore it. This means that we use a dental restoration that will closely match your own missing tooth or teeth. A porcelain crown is usually used to replace a single lost tooth while multiple teeth can be replaced using either dental bridges or dentures.
Because they are quite similar in design and strength to your own teeth, you can use implants just like your own teeth. You can eat your favorite foods, brush and floss as usual and visit our expert in dental implants in Tujunga for routine checkups every six months. You may need to take additional steps to protect your new smile if you grind your teeth or have similar potentially damaging habits. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Tujunga.