Dental implants are permanent artificial tooth roots that provide a robust and stable foundation for replacement teeth. They are an excellent option for people who have lost one or more teeth and prefer a more permanent solution than removable dentures.
At Carlston Dental Group, there are two main types of dental implants: endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are placed inside the jawbone, while subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are often used when a patient lacks jawbone tissue to support an endosteal implant. Both types are surgically inserted into the jawbone during a procedure performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants act as tooth roots that help to hold your replacement teeth in place. Not only do dental implants help preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration, but they also maintain normal chewing and speech patterns. Once healed, implants function like regular teeth without dental adhesives or denture creams.
You gain the strength and stability regular teeth provide while eating and chewing foods you love. Your speech will be improved too! Other benefits include an improved appearance and increased self-esteem and confidence. Dental implants can help you enjoy your life more comfortably and fully.
Because dental implants take the place of the natural roots of missing teeth, they help to prevent bone loss in the jaw. When a tooth is lost, the jaw bone is no longer stimulated and will deteriorate over time. This leads to an aged look on the face and can even impact other healthy teeth. Replacing a lost tooth with an implant can preserve the oral health of the patient’s remaining teeth and help prevent further tooth loss.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
Taking care of dental implants is like caring for your natural teeth. You brush and floss them regularly to keep their gums healthy and clean. You must also visit your dentist every three to four months to ensure no implant problems. Your dentist will also check your gums to ensure they are healthy and not inflamed or infected. If any issues arise with your dental implants, you should contact your dentist immediately so they can solve the problem. This is important; because if you don’t take care of your implants properly, it can lead to gum problems and other issues with your mouth. If you care for your dental implant properly, you can ensure it stands for life and causes no complications for your oral health.
If you are considering replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, contact Carlston Dental Group at 2472 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or call (310) 838-0844 to learn more about dental implants.