If you have lost teeth, Dr. Peter Scordakis and Dr. Dina Wasileski may recommend replacing them with dental implants. Implants are the ideal solution for restoring your oral health and smile, as they replace the entire tooth and work to promote better long-term results.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw to hold replacement teeth in place. They are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for tooth replacement. And it is no wonder why! Implants offer a number of benefits that other tooth replacement options simply cannot match.
If you are considering dental implants, here are just a few of the many reasons to do so:
- Dental implants are permanent. Once they are in place, you do not have to worry about them coming out or needing to be replaced.
- They look and feel like your natural teeth. This means you can eat and drink whatever you want without worrying about your teeth coming loose or falling out.
- They are strong and durable. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
- They improve your oral health. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants do not require any adjacent teeth to be altered or damaged in order to be placed.
- You can regain your confidence. Because they look and feel just like your natural teeth, no one will even know you have them!
The first step in the dental implant process is to visit our office for a consultation. During your appointment, our dentists will evaluate your mouth to make sure you are a good candidate for dental implants. If you are a good candidate, the next step is to have the implants placed. This is typically done in two stages.
First, the titanium posts are surgically placed in the jawbone. Once the posts are in place, they will need to heal for several months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implants, anchoring them securely in place.
Once the implants have healed, the second stage of the procedure can be performed. This involves placing a small connector piece called an abutment on top of the implants. The abutment will then be used to support the artificial tooth or teeth.
In some cases, the abutment can be placed at the time of implant surgery. In other cases, it may be necessary to wait for the implants to heal before placing the abutment.
Call Scordakis Family Dental today at 916- 363-2374 to learn more about dental implants in Sacramento, California, and make an appointment with our experienced dentists.