All The Info You Need About Tooth Implants
Tooth implants are popular replacements for lost or missing teeth. At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy, our board-certified periodontists specialize in helping patients reclaim their smiles and wear their new teeth with pride.
What is a Tooth Implant?
A tooth implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement porcelain crown. Your dental implant will be custom-made to perfectly fit your smile and will blend naturally with your surrounding teeth. In fact, most patients forget which tooth was replaced.
Tooth implants require little more than ordinary dental care. Brush, floss and clean your dental implant as you would your normal teeth, and visit your dentist regularly for routine check-ups.
Tooth Implants vs Bridges or Dentures
Tooth implants are considered superior to dentures because they rarely require adjustment and look much more natural. Similarly, they are preferable to dental bridges because dental bridges often require for surrounding teeth to be filed down to make room for the new bridge. This filing process may promote further tooth decay and periodontal disease. Moreover, if the surrounding teeth decay or break, you may need to replace your dental bridge. Overall tooth implants are much more durable and aesthetically pleasing options for patients looking to replace missing teeth.
Does the Tooth Implant Procedure Hurt?
Our Brentwood periodontists offer IV Sedation Therapy to help you relax during your tooth implant surgery. You will be awake but rested during the procedure. If you have any anxiety about your tooth implant procedure simply let us know so we can help put your mind at ease.
Schedule Your Tooth Implant Procedure Today
If you need a periodontist for tooth implants, the CENTER can help. Schedule your consultation with our Brentwood periodontists today by calling 310-826-8242.
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