Modern dental techniques continue to improve at a rapid pace. This is especially true for people with missing or damaged teeth and looking for an effective tooth replacement. Not including the wisdom teeth, the average American loses at least two teeth in their lifetime due to aging, decay or injury. Dental implants provide a better alternative for these missing teeth than ever before and are available from our Placerville dentists.
The Dental Implant Advantage
A dental implant looks and feels like a natural tooth. Once installed, it’s hard to tell that it’s not a real tooth! What’s even better is the success rate for dental implants is more than 95% effective, according to the Journal of Endodontics. Implants help patients regain their confidence and smile without the worry and complications of dentures or partial bridges.
Installing Dental Implants
Implants are secured directly to the jaw with a metal post that acts like an artificial tooth root. When the post is securely fastened in the jaw, an artificial tooth much like a crown is locked on top. Recovery does take some time, but the results are worth it! In the end, the patient has a natural-looking tooth that is brushed and flossed just like other teeth. You can eat the foods of your choice, sound like your normal self and appreciate a solid smile. With implants, it is still important to maintain good oral hygiene, for even though a dental implant cannot decay, the gums and bones surrounding it certainly can. To avoid gum recession and bacterial infection, a patient needs a daily oral care routine. Our Placerville dentists also recommend that patients avoid smoking and keep a healthy lifestyle. (Due to issues with higher rejection rates, tobacco smokers and patients with diabetes are generally not good candidates for dental implants.)
I Want Dental Implants!
If you are interested in a dental implant procedure and want to know more, consult with our dental professionals at the Placerville Dental Group. Plus, this month we have special promotional pricing! For more information, call us at 530-295-8000, visit our office at 699 Main Street, Suite B in Placerville, or simply contact us with our website.