Dental implants are an effective way to restore missing teeth and function to the mouth and give the patients of Huntington Dental Excellence in South Pasadena, California, the confidence they may have lost. The use of dental implants offers long-term results for people who have one or more missing teeth. They are also beneficial for patients who have a bridge or wear dentures.
The process for dental implants begins with placing a zirconia or titanium implant in the bone to replace the missing root. The bone will heal and remodel around the implant, securing it in place. Once this healing process is completed, we will manufacture the crown for the implant made in the shape of the missing tooth.
Fill in Gaps
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth will start to shift unevenly toward the open space. This can cause your bite pattern to be altered and subsequently damage your teeth. It can also lead to pain in your jaws and your neck. It will even make it difficult for you to chew or speak properly. With dental implants, you will maintain your natural bite pattern and protect your teeth from future damage.
Secure Bridges and Dentures
Dental implants also make bridges and dentures more secure. With a bridge or denture snapped securely onto a dental implant, they won’t shift or move while you are eating or speaking. It also ensures a snug fit that will prevent food and debris from getting underneath your appliance, causing irritation and swelling.
There are times when an existing dental implant may need to be repaired or restored. It is a simple process and may only require the creation of a new crown or bridge.