If you had a missing tooth, your options were limited in days gone by. In many cases, patients had to have their remaining teeth pulled to make room for dentures or have a partial denture made. However, modern dental technology has caught up with the times, and now, anyone can restore their beautiful natural smile with dental implants.
The best part about dental implants is that they can be used alone to replace a missing tooth or to support dentures. Let’s learn more about how dental implants can give you back the smile you deserve with your implant dentist at Balboa Island Dentistry in Newport Beach, California.
Natural teeth are stabilized in the jawbone by the roots. With traditional dentures, no work is done at the root or in the jawbone. Instead, dentures replace the teeth and gum tissue visible in the smile.
With dental implants, a titanium steel “root” is placed directly into the jawbone, so it can completely replace your missing tooth.
After a short time, this implant will fuse with the bone through the osseointegration process. In other words, a dental implant is as strong as your natural tooth.
Once the titanium roots have fused with your jawbone, the tooth is restored with a porcelain crown, and you have a tooth that functions exactly as your natural tooth.
In addition to having your naturally gorgeous smile restored, you can enjoy the following benefits of dental implants:
If you need to get teeth implants, contact Dr. Stephen Alfano and the team at Balboa Island Dentistry in Newport Beach, California, to learn more about your options. Call us at (949) 673-7820 or request an appointment online today.