Have you lost a permanent tooth because of decay, an oral accident, or another issue? Have chewing and speaking become difficult? Are you embarrassed to smile because of the new gap between your teeth? So, what can be done about a lost tooth? A dental implant can restore the beauty and functionality of your smile.
A dental implant is made up of three parts: a titanium implant post, an abutment, and a dental restoration. Designed to fuse with the jawbone, the titanium implant post replaces the root of the tooth. The dental restoration, like a dental crown or dental bridge, replaces the visible portion of the tooth. The abutment connects the implant post with the dental restoration.
To place a dental implant, our oral surgeonss will first surgically place the implant post into the jawbone. During the healing process, which may take a few months, the implant post will fuse with the jawbone, making it a permanent part of your smile. The abutment will then be attached to the implant post. Your regular dentist will then take impressions of the gap and the surrounding teeth, which will be used to create your dental restoration. When your restoration is complete, it will be attached to the dental abutment.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Glendale, California, and to schedule an appointment with our oral surgeonss, we welcome you to contact Pacific Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at 818-365-5636.