If you are missing teeth, let dental implants restore your smile. Dental implants are one of the longest-lasting and most secure options for replacing lost teeth. At our dental office in Long Beach, our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Joseph DuRoss can determine if you are a candidate for restoring your smile with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and their roots. Dental implants are small metal posts that resemble a screw in appearance. Each dental implant functions similarly to the root of a natural tooth by securely anchoring an artificial one in place. Types of artificial teeth that can be used in conjunction with dental implants include crowns, bridges, and implant-supported overdentures. Dental crowns are used when a single missing tooth is being replaced, while the other two options are used when replacing several teeth at once.
Dental implants are placed in the jawbone so they sit below the gum line and are not visible once artificial teeth are placed on top. Placing dental implants directly in bone is the primary reason why they are long-lasting and so secure. At our dental office in Long Beach, our experienced dentist can determine if you have enough bone in the jaw area to support the placement of dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are numerous benefits to selecting dental implants for the restoration of your smile. Two primary benefits are that dental implants are extremely secure, as well as long-lasting. With proper care, your dental implants can last indefinitely. Further, dental implants firmly root artificial teeth in place so you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about a dental crown or bridgework coming loose.
Some additional benefits of dental implants include all the ways they help minimize the many side effects that often occur with tooth loss. The gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth can lead to facial sagging and changes in the way you speak. Also, existing teeth can endure additional wear and tear as they compensate for missing teeth. Restoring your smile with dental implants helps alleviate many of these undesirable side effects associated with tooth loss.
Eliminate gaps caused by missing teeth with dental implants. To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. DuRoss, our exceptional dentist, by calling our office in Long Beach at (562) 424-8537.