Do you have missing teeth that are affecting the appearance and health of your smile? If so, consider dental implants, one of the most technologically advanced methods for replacing missing teeth. Ryan Watkins, DDS, and the team of dental professionals at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group have helped many residents of Carlsbad Village, California, improve their smiles with dental implants. Schedule a dental implant consultation with the team today by calling the office or booking online.
Dental implants are small posts that replace your missing tooth roots. Your dentist inserts them in your jawbone. They’re made from biocompatible materials, like ceramic or titanium.
Your body doesn’t realize your implants aren’t a part of your body, so your jawbone fuses with them as you heal from the procedure. This makes dental implants a great support system for a crown, bridge, or dentures.
The combination of a dental implant and a restoration provides a tooth replacement solution that is structurally and functionally identical to your natural tooth.
Dental implants have many remarkable benefits, such as enhancing your appearance, keeping the force in your bite evenly distributed, and improving your ability to eat and speak. They’re also significantly stronger than a bridge and don’t require any enamel reduction from your teeth.
Dental implants provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone. When you’re missing a tooth and your jawbone is no longer stimulated, it can lead to bone loss, which in turn leads to a weaker jaw and an altered appearance as your facial muscles begin to sag.
Because dental implants are connected directly to your jawbone, they stimulate your jaw and prevent the bone loss that can sometimes happen with bridges and dentures.
You need to have healthy gums before getting dental implants. If you have oral health conditions, like gum disease, you need to resolve it before your dental implant procedure.
You also need to have substantial tissue in your jawbone for your implants to properly fuse. Your implants anchor into your jawbone, so if there isn’t enough tissue to attach to, they won’t take hold properly.
The team at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group takes X-rays or performs a CT scan to determine if you have enough bone tissue in your jaw. If you don’t, you might need a bone graft before your dental implants are placed.
Get started with your dental implants today by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online with the team at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group.