If you have missing permanent teeth that negatively affect the function or appearance of your smile, Esther Lee, DDS, and the expert dental team at Wellness Dental Care in Highland and Colton, California, are here for you. They offer dental implants and artificial teeth to fill in the gaps and perfect your smile. Call the office to learn more about dental implants or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental implants are artificial metal tooth roots that support dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. They fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth or teeth that need extraction because of severe decay or tooth damage. Your dentist implants the posts into your jawbone, which heals and grows around the implants to firmly secure them in place.
The many benefits of dental implants available at Wellness Dental Care include:
Dental implants are long-lasting and strong. They can give you the natural-looking teeth and smile you desire.
Your dentist discusses your desired outcome and oral health history to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants at Wellness Dental Care. They examine your teeth and gums and take dental X-rays. If you need a tooth extraction, they perform this procedure before dental implant placement.
You might also need bone grafting if you do not have enough jaw bone to support the implants. Your dentist personalizes each dental implant treatment to give you the best outcome.
Getting dental implants consists of multiple steps with a period of healing after implant placement. Your dentist first numbs the treatment area to ensure you avoid discomfort. They make tiny incisions and insert the implants into your jawbone.
After soft tissue and bone heal around the implants, your dentist places connector pieces on the implants attached to artificial teeth.
They digitally scan your mouth, which allows a dental lab to develop custom-fitted crowns, bridges, or dentures. When the new teeth are ready, your dentist ensures they fit comfortably and secures them to the implants.
After you’ve received dental implants, take good care of them to reduce the risk of damage. Avoid chewing on ice and other hard objects, brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and see the Wellness Dental Care team for dental cleanings and checkups every six months.
Call the office or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about dental implants at Wellness Dental Care and find out if they’re right for you.