Ready to learn more about these dental restorations and how they can improve your oral health?
When it comes to replacing one or more missing teeth your Long Beach dentist Dr. Joseph DuRoss knows that you have a lot to choose from. In fact, it can be difficult to know which treatment option is ideal for you and your smile needs. If you are still on the fence let us help you decide by telling you a bit about dental implants.
What are dental implants?
An implant is a small metal post that is surgically placed into the jawbone where your missing tooth roots were. This post then allows your cosmetic dentist in Long Beach to secure a replacement tooth or teeth over the implant. The replacement tooth, often a dental crown, is the part that is shaped to look just like a tooth and the only visible portion of the implant.
What makes a dental implant successful?
When you think about other dental restorations like dentures you may think about the fact that they are easily removed, but with implants, they stay put. How? Because the implant is made from a biocompatible metal like titanium that will actually fuse together with the jawbone to become permanent. This means no fear that your implant will move or shift around in your mouth when speaking or chewing; only complete confidence in your smile.
What makes someone a good candidate for dental implants?
We are so happy you asked! In order for implants to be successful you must have healthy teeth and gums, as well as a strong jawbone to support your new restoration. For your implant to remain successful must be ready to maintain good oral hygiene and see your Long Beach general dentist at least every six months for care.
Want to find out if dental implants could transform your smile? Then it’s time to schedule a consultation at our Long Beach, CA dental office. Call Dr. DuRoss today!