Posts for: December, 2014

By Brookside Dental Care
December 22, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Find out how getting dental implants in Stockton means you never have to go toothless again.

Are you a tooth loss sufferer? We understand how difficult this situation can be. Just getting through a meal that you once enjoyed can Dental Implantsnow feel like an enormous challenge. Having a toothless smile can make social gatherings uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you've been sifting through treatment options to regain a confident smile, then find out how dental implants in Stockton could be the long-term solution you’ve been looking for.

Dental Implants

A dental implant has three parts: a small metal post (usually made from titanium), a metal extension post, and the dental crown.

How Dental Implants Work

First, the small post is surgically implanted into the bone of the missing tooth’s socket. Then the post is allowed to remain under the gums uncovered over the next three to six months. Over the course of those months, osseointegration takes place. This phenomenon is when the bones and tissues that surround the implant begin to grow around and fuse with it, making it a permanent structure in the mouth.

The implant is supposed to act just like a tooth’s root, holding the dental crown firmly in place. Once osseointegration is complete, we will uncover the implant from under the gums. Then we will place the extension metal piece, also known as an abutment, over the top of the implant. A few weeks later after this has healed we will place the dental crown over the abutment to finalize the implant process.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants in Stockton offer a variety of different benefits including a permanent, long-term solution for replacing one or several missing teeth. Implants are also the only treatment that not only preserves jawbone and facial structure but also promotes the growth of new healthy bone. Unlike with dentures you won’t have to worry about dental implants moving around while you eat or speak, and you can enjoy all your favorite foods again with implants. Not to mention the added confidence you’ll have when you have a strong full set of teeth.

To truly find out if dental implants are right for you, call your Stockton dentist right away for a consultation. While dental implants aren’t for everyone, then can provide a permanent solution for missing teeth. Call us today!