Single Dental Implants Los Angeles
A single lost tooth may not sound like a major event, but losing even one tooth can set off a chain reaction of dental problems. You may feel self-conscious about the way your smile looks, but you may also struggle with chewing your food adequately. Over time, the bone will collapse and deteriorate. Our Los Angeles single dental implants expert may recommend replacing your lost tooth with a dental implant.
A dental implant is a screw-like device that is usually made of biocompatible titanium. The device is inserted into the jawbone in place of the lost tooth, and as the bone heals, it will fuse with the implant. This process, which is called osseointegration, allows the implant to become securely attached to the jaw. It can then be used as a replacement tooth root and be restored with a porcelain crown.
Los Angeles Single Dental Implants
In the past, dental bridges were generally used to replace individual missing teeth. Dental bridges were known for being strong, secure, and aesthetic, but they do have drawbacks. They require healthy teeth to be altered to support the bridge, and the lack of a tooth root can lead to bone loss in the jaw beneath the bridge. Additionally, the supporting teeth may be more vulnerable to decay and damage from the bridge. Our expert in single dental implants in Los Angeles can use single implants to replace individual missing teeth without risk to healthy adjacent teeth.
Our Los Angeles single dental implants expert may recommend implants if you are missing a tooth, if you have good dental health, if you have good general health, and if you have adequate bone density in your jaw. Implants can restore your full chewing ability, preserve bone tissue and give you back your attractive smile.
Losing a tooth can compromise your smile and your dental health. We can restore both and give you a strong, secure restoration that can last a lifetime. Contact us today to find out more about dental implants or to schedule your consultation with our expert in single dental implants in Los Angeles.