What Makes A Dental Implant Different?

We can use advanced implant dentistry to help patients in Woodland Hills, CA, enjoy a whole and healthy smile once again. In today’s blog, we’re talking about what makes dental implants different and what patients should expect from the placement process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Question: Will they really be inserted into my jaw?

Answer: Yes! Unlike bridges and dentures, which rely on crowns and natural suction/metal clasps, these are a screw-like device that is inserted into the jawbone. Made from titanium, which biocompatible, they bond with the jawbone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. They then act like new tooth roots.

Question: Do they stimulate growth of jawbone tissue?

Answer: Yes! When we lose teeth, the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to the surrounding jawbone. Without these nutrients, the jawbone tissue dissolves, leading to further tooth loss and an aged appearance. However, these new tooth roots stimulate the growth of tissue and preserve your facial structure.

Question: Will they look natural?

Answer: After the placement area heals, we add an abutment to the new tooth that holds a dental crown in place. The crown replaces the visible portion of a tooth. We design them to blend with your smile and create them using strong and lifelike materials, such as ceramic.

Question: How long can I expect them to last?

Answer: Since they bond with the jawbone and act as new roots, there is the potential to last several years, possibly even decades. You will simply need to care for them as you would natural teeth. After all, they will still be susceptible to impact from gum disease and other oral health issues. If you have any questions about receiving and caring for dental implants, then contact our team today.

Talk To Woodland Hills Dental Arts About Implant Dentistry

We can help correct your tooth loss with an advanced tooth replacement option. Schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA, today at (818) 347-5124. We also proudly work with patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all other surrounding areas.