Dental implants are prosthetic devices that replace both the crown and the root of missing teeth. They are strong, durable and sturdy, and they can be made to match your natural teeth precisely. Our Los Angeles dental implants specialist recommends dental implants for most patients as the healthiest tooth replacement option.
One of the most popular benefits of dental implants is that they look so natural. Because they are anchored by the jawbone, they fit into your smile just as your own natural teeth do. They do not slip, which means they do not interfere with speech or diet, and because they fuse with your jawbone, they act and feel just like your own teeth. You may even feel more confident with your renewed smile. They are not removable, and they are considered a permanent restoration.
Dental implants can also improve your dental health. They do not affect your other teeth and can preserve proper tooth and jaw alignment. They also help maintain bone density by continually stimulating the jawbone. They require no special tools or treatment during daily dental hygiene. You can simply brush and floss them just as you do your other teeth, which can help improve your long-term dental health and reduce the risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay and the loss of other teeth.
You may be a candidate for dental implants if you are missing one or more teeth and are healthy enough to undergo dental surgery. Contact our Los Angeles dental implants specialist today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.