What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium fixtures inserted into the jawbone. After the fixtures fuse with the bone, an artificial tooth in the form of a crown, fixed bridge or dentures can be permanently attached.
It helps to think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots.
Why Are Dental Implants Preferred to Other Alternatives?
Many patients prefer dental implants because they provide stability, strength, as well as a look and feel that alternatives, like dentures, cannot offer.
This restorative treatment stays firms in place while eating, laughing and talking which gives patients the confidence and security to go about their normal lives.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
In addition to closely looking and feeling like natural teeth, dental implants are the only restorative solution for tooth loss that actually preserves your jawbone density. The implant encourages new growth by stimulating your jawbone.
Are Dental Implants a Good Fit For Me?
It is always necessary to speak with your dentist about your particular dental history and issues, but in general a good candidate for dental implants has:
- At least one missing tooth
- A healthy immune system and gum tissue
- Sufficient bone density
Again, this is not an exhaustive list; speaking with a dental professional is necessary to determine if dental implants are right for you.
Is The Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
Most patients are surprised to find that dental implant surgery is much more comfortable than expected. Anesthetic is used, numbing any substantial discomfort.
By following your dentist’s post-op instructions, pain and discomfort will be kept to a minimum.
How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implant?
Taking care of your dental implants is very similar to looking after your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, professional cleanings and regular dental checkups should be a part of your dental care routine.
Please note that while the implant tooth itself cannot decay, your surrounding gum tissue can become swollen and infected without good oral habits.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
When well placed, and properly care for, dental implants will last a lifetime.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on each patient’s situation. Treatment costs are based on several factors, some of which are:
- The number of dental implants needed to support the teeth
- The number of teeth being replaced
- The location of bone, along with its quality and amount
- The type of dental implant and type of artificial teeth being used
Our dentists work with patients to ensure they receive the dental procedures they need and will never begin a treatment before a patient is ready.
We offer flexible payment options for those who are partially covered or have no insurance.
Have More Questions About Dental Implants?
If you want to know more about dental implants and how they can help improve your smile, our experienced dentists are happy to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have.
As one of top dental practices in Cerritos, we have seen the difference dental implants can make in the lives of our patients and know they can do the same for you.
We Are Dental Implant Experts!
It’s time to transform your smile. Contact us at 562-414-5064 today to schedule your dental implant consultation and restore the smile you know and love!