Dental implants have revolutionized the way we address tooth replacement because they are the option that looks, feels and functions the most like a natural tooth. The reason is that an implant is a tiny titanium post that we place in your jaw to replace a lost tooth root. After it heals in your jaw, the post becomes a permanent part of your dental structure. Getting an implant keeps your jaw strong and healthy and provides a stable base for the restoration to which it’s attached.
What the Replacement Process Entails
Depending on your needs, we will recommend a crown, bridge, or denture to add function to the implant and provide a natural-looking replacement tooth. Your restoration won’t get a cavity, but you do have to ensure that your gums stay healthy. If you develop advanced gum disease, your jaw bone can break down, and without its support, your implant might fail.
However, you should know that in the decades that dental implants have been in use, they have demonstrated an impressive 95 percent success rate. The success of your implant relies on your conscientious oral hygiene and routine visits to our office for preventive exams and dental cleanings to ensure that your gums stay healthy.
Implant Consultations in Van Nuys
If you are considering dental implants in Van Nuys and have questions about their care, please call Saticoy Plaza Dentistry to arrange a consultation with Dr. Daniel Bacquet. He will be happy to provide the information you need and help you decide if a dental implant is the right choice for you.