A tooth that needs to come out, or is already missing poses emotional as well as dental issues. Losing a tooth can cause undue strain on the integrity and spacing of surrounding teeth. Perhaps just as important to so many of our patients is the anxiety and embarrassment that is often associated with missing teeth. With a missing tooth, both your bite and your smile are compromised. And while bridges and dentures can do much for improving the negative effects of missing teeth, the success and public awareness of dental implants make them a popular choice for replacing missing teeth.
Those looking for a truly long-lasting and natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth often choose dental implants, which replace the entirety of a missing tooth, from root to crown. Once the implant fixture is placed and allowed to integrate into a healthy jaw, a complete, custom-made porcelain tooth is attached to it, providing an incredibly strong, long-lasting tooth replacement. You can chew normally, you can floss normally, you can smile normally, and implants will never decay. Implants have the added benefit of preserving the jaw bone where the bone would otherwise deteriorate and shrink around a missing tooth.
Dental Implants Before and After:
In our San Francisco Bay Area dental practice in Oakland, dental implant patients are advised to have a 3-dimensional CBCT image of the site where a dental implant is to be placed. This allows for a more precise and more comfortable placement of the dental implant.
Placing the dental implant is a minor surgical procedure done in the comfort of our office. Once the implant is placed and healed, the new porcelain tooth is made to order and attached in an easy, painless appointment.
If you are interested in dental implants to replace one tooth or any number of teeth, please contact our San Francisco Bay Area Oakland Implant Dentist today. Serving patients in Berkeley, Oakland, and throughout the San Francisco Bay area.