Dental implants are a healthy solution for replacing missing teeth. You may have only recently become aware of implants, but they have been in use for decades with a 98 percent success rate.
What Makes a Dental Implant?
An implant is a small screw-like post that is made of titanium and placed in your jaw in the location of the missing tooth to replace the lost root. As a biocompatible material, titanium is readily accepted by the body. During healing, the implant fuses with bone and tissue in your jaw and becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy.
After the implant heals, Dr. Daniel Bacquet can help you choose one of several dental restorations to act as the visible, functioning part of the implant. Depending on your needs, we may recommend a dental crown, bridge, or full or partial denture.
The result is a new tooth that feels and acts as close to a natural tooth as possible. Your implant is permanent, and your restoration won’t decay. However, you still need to be proactive with your oral health because healthy gums are essential to the success of your implant.
Permanent Tooth Replacement in Van Nuys
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants at our Van Nuys practice, please call us to arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Bacquet.