If you want to replace a tooth that’s fully missing from your smile, dental implants offer one of the most effective, efficient, and technologically advanced methods for doing so. At Fantastic Family Dental in Cambrian Park, San Jose, California, Doris Lin, DDS, offers high-quality Straumann® implants for men and women looking to fill out their smiles. To learn more about what implants can do for you, schedule a visit with Dr. Lin today by calling the office at Fantastic Family Dental or booking a visit online.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a modern method for replacing missing teeth. They’re artificial tooth roots that your dentist or an oral surgeon embeds in your jawbone, where they replace your missing tooth root and serve as a foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.
Fantastic Family Dental only uses Straumann implants at their office. Straumann implants offer some of the best implants available today, and their effectiveness is backed by extensive research that enhances their ability to integrate with your bone tissue.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials, which means that your body doesn’t realize that they’re not a natural part of your system. Because of this, your implants fuse with your bone tissue as you heal from the surgery to embed them, making them an integrated part of your oral structure.
Once fused, your implants function identically to a natural tooth root, providing your jawbone with healthy stimulation and creating a strong anchor for the rest of your tooth replacement.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer obvious aesthetic benefits, but replacing missing teeth can also have significant health benefits.
Dental implants can:
Improve periodontal health, as bacteria can grow and spread in the spaces left by missing teeth
Prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting into the spaces, keeping your smile in proper alignment
Help distribute the force in your bite more evenly, which makes it easier to chew your food
Preserve your jawbone from deterioration because of a lack of stimulation
Compared to other tooth replacement options, like bridges and dentures, dental implants provide a more secure, natural-feeling solution. They also don’t require the removal of remaining teeth (as is sometimes the case with dentures) or the shaving off of enamel from neighboring teeth (as is the case with bridges).
How do I care for my dental implants?
Because dental implants are structurally identical to your natural teeth, they don’t require any sort of special care. Simply brush them twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular cleanings and checkups with your dentist, and your dental implants will last a very long time.
Get started with your dental implants today and schedule a visit with Fantastic Family Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit online.