Tooth loss has some different causes. You may lose teeth as a result of gum disease or facial trauma. Sometimes, teeth may need to be extracted as a result of significant damage or decay. No matter if you lose one tooth or several teeth, the effects are all the same. Tooth loss affects the quality of your smile and your confidence. It affects your abilities to eat and speak. It even affects the health of your jawbone, leading to bone loss, which causes further complications. Missing teeth need to be replaced. At Woodland Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we can replace missing teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment designed to replace missing teeth. They are a unique alternative to bridges and dentures. Implants rely on small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into your jawbone. During your recovery, your bone gradually fuses to the posts, integrating them into your jaw in a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, the posts essentially turn into roots that provide stability and support for your replacement crowns. The crowns, typically made from ceramic, are secured into place with small screws.
Dental implants are unique for many reasons. One of these reasons is that they are very versatile. They can be used in many different situations, whether you are missing one tooth or you are missing many. There are some different types of implants, allowing us to meet multiple needs.
Dental implants offer several benefits.
While dental implants offer several significant benefits, there are some drawbacks as well.
Dental implants restore the functions of your missing teeth, the quality of your smile, and can greatly improve your confidence. Call Woodland Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to schedule your consultation and find out if dental implants are the right solution for you at (818) 999-0900.