A smile forms an integral part of an individual's personality. Cosmetic appearance is essential as you only get to make one first impression. A missing tooth can make an adverse impact on a smile. One option for filling the missing tooth is a dental implant.
If you are in the Sacramento area in California, Dr. Novan Nguyen and his team can help you provide dental implants to keep your smile looking natural and beautiful. These versatile appliances offer a permanent solution to correct your smile problems besides restoring the other functions of your mouth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial anchors placed into the jawbone to provide support to a tooth replacement. Dental implants provide the foundation for various treatment options, and the most common is a single missing tooth replacement.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Because dental implants provide a restoration that grows out of the gums just like a natural tooth, the result is an esthetically attractive, natural-looking tooth replacement.
The jawbone's key function is to hold the teeth firmly. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone begins to shrink slowly. By placing a dental implant, the jawbone is protected by keeping it from shrinking.
As the dental implant receives its strength from the jawbone and not relying on other teeth, it provides enhanced chewing function.
The implant anchors within the bone, and so it does not require any preparation or adjustment of the adjacent teeth.
A properly placed and maintained dental implant has a higher success rate of longevity than any other tooth-replacement option..
What Is the Dental Implant Process?
Dental implants are placed in two phases. In the first phase, the implants are surgically positioned into your jawbone. During the next three to six months following implant surgery, the implant screw beneath the gum's surface slowly grafts with the jawbone. You can wear a temporary denture and eat a soft diet during this time. During this time, we will be preparing new prosthetic teeth.
After the dental implant has grafted to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Novan Nguyen will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and serve as support for the prosthetic teeth. When the prosthetic teeth are attached, these posts will not be visible. The complete process usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience very little disruption in their daily routines.
To get started with your dental implants, call Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, at 916-422-3991 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Novan Nguyen.