Missing teeth? Dental implants are the ideal option for replacing them and restoring your smile! Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that work by replacing both the roots and the crowns of your teeth. They consist of two main parts, the implant post and the implant restoration.
Implant posts replace the tooth roots, anchoring your teeth to your jawbone. Just like your natural tooth roots, implant posts play a vital role in stimulating your supporting bone to keep it strong and healthy and provide a stable foundation for your teeth. Implant restorations cap the posts to replace the crowns of your teeth, restoring your smile and your ability to chew and speak normally. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing, an implant restoration could be a single crown, a bridge, or a complete or partial denture.
The first step in your implant treatment is an implant placement surgery. During this procedure, the implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone. There will be a period of healing following your procedure to allow the post to integrate with your jawbone. After you have healed, our dentist will work with you to design and create a restoration that meets your needs and will complete your treatment.
Dental implants are designed as permanent tooth replacements. They require the same care as your original teeth to remain stable and functional, including daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental visits to receive routine preventive care.
Anyone who has lost teeth is a candidate for implant dentistry, and as long as your teeth and gums are healthy, you should be able to receive implants without any difficulty. Pre-existing conditions, such as tooth decay or gum disease, will need to be treated before you can receive implants.
We invite you to call Adept Dental Shafter at 661-746-6989 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Olivia Park and learn if implant dentistry in Shafter, California, is right for you!