If you are missing a tooth, dental implants may be an excellent solution for restoring your smile. Implants provide a natural look and functionality of a real tooth. In addition, you may find a boost in your self-confidence after enhancing your smile. Dental implants are offered in a variety of types to best fit your restoration needs, including:
The dentist places the implant in a new, healing or healed extraction site such that it is visible above the gum immediately. This eliminates the need for a second surgical process to expose the implant. The implant requires several weeks or months to heal before it can support the dental restoration.
The dentist places the implant in a new, healing, or healed extraction site and covers it with a layer of gum tissue so it’s not visible. When the gum tissue has healed – after several weeks or months – a second surgical procedure is necessary to uncover the implant and attach some components that will rise above the gum tissue, and on which the tooth restoration can be attached.
This technique allows you to enjoy your new teeth immediately, without waiting for weeks or months for the implant to heal. The process requires meticulous planning and is only recommended for lower jaw teeth replacement.
The dentist places multiple implants at the same time and then installs a full set (arch) of temporary or permanent teeth. If temporary restorations are used, they will need to be replaced with permanent bridgework after your gums have healed sufficiently.
To find out if dental implants are right for restoring your smile, contact your cosmetic dentist in Bellflower, CA today!