Dental Implant Restorations
Missing teeth can make life more challenging. You may find that you can no longer enjoy your favorite foods, and you may also feel uncomfortable in social and professional situations.
At Delicate Dental Arts, we offer a number of solutions to restore your smile. One of the most popular is dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most reliable solution to replace missing teeth because they mimic nature’s design.
A tooth consists of a root anchored in the jawbone and a crown that extends above the gum line. A dental implant features an artificial tooth root called an implant post and a replacement crown or denture secured to the top of the post.
Dental implant posts are often made of titanium, a biocompatible metal. The body accepts the post, and the jawbone tissue integrates with it so it becomes a permanent oral structure.
Planning for Your Implants
As a general dentist, Dr. Nguyen works closely with oral surgeons and prosthodontists for the surgical placement of implant posts. She will oversee your case and complete the procedure by attaching your crowns or dentures.
Before deciding whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Nguyen will assess your overall oral health and jawbone density. Some patients need preliminary procedures, like bone grafts or sinus lifts, prior to implant surgery. At your dental implant consultation, Dr. Nguyen will discuss her findings and explain what you can expect before, during, and after implant placement.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
The biggest advantage of dental implants, particularly when compared to other restorative options, is that implants stimulate your dental bone to maintain itself and stay healthy. This prevents problems like diminished bone and facial collapse that are so common in people with missing teeth.
Dental implant patients regain the ability to eat chewy and crunchy foods, a common concern for people who are missing teeth and for denture wearers.
Implants require no special care. For a while after placement, you may need to see the dentist more frequently so she can make sure the implants are stable and that your top and bottom teeth fit together properly. After this initial period, simply brush and floss as usual and visit Dr. Nguyen for check-ups and cleanings twice each year.
Call to Schedule Your Consult
The first step in restoring your smile is to call our Carlsbad dental office and request a dental implants consultation with Dr. Nancy Nguyen. She’ll assess your health and discuss your needs, goals, and concerns with you to see if implants are the best choice.
Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing honest assessments, and she will lay out all of your options, as well as the pros and cons of each, so you can make an informed decision that’s right for you.
Call today to get started!
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