Have you been told you need to have one or more teeth extracted? Are you already missing one, several or even all of your teeth? Tired of wearing dentures? Looking for a more permanent option for tooth replacement? At Legacy Dental Care we are proud to offer dental implants in Huntington Beach for our patients that are missing one or more of their teeth and are interested in replacing them. Not quite sure if you are a candidate for dental implants? Legacy Dental Care would be happy to provide a dental implant consultation to determine the best option for you.
Implant dentistry is a newer option when it comes to missing tooth replacement that allows your dentist to securely and permanently replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are actually made up of three different parts. The implant itself is actually a tiny, titanium post which is surgically attached to the jawbone. The implant is allowed to heal following placement, where it will bond with the jaw bone and become secure. Once healed, the abutment is then attached to the portion of implant sticking out from the gums. The abutment allows the restoration to be secured to the implant itself. The restoration can be a dental crown for a single tooth or a dental bridge, partial or even denture for replacement of multiple missing teeth.
When it comes to having missing teeth in your smile, it actually has a much bigger impact than just the appearance. Missing teeth can cause bone loss and demineralization in the mouth, leading to loose teeth, teeth shifting/misalignment and even tooth loss. Dental implants can prevent these issues from occurring while improving the patient’s ability to properly bite, chew, eat and even speak.
Considering implant dentistry in Huntington Beach to restore your missing teeth and improve your smile? Contact Legacy Dental Care today to schedule a consultation for dental implants! We would be happy to evaluate your smile, gums, bone and overall oral health to determine if dental implants are the best option for you.