Missing teeth can be embarrassing. An incomplete smile can cause you to lose your confidence and shy away from social situations. Likewise, the space that missing teeth formulate can quickly become infected, causing additional teeth to shift out of place. This, amongst other problems, can make it very difficult to speak or eat correctly. Here at SoCal Dental of Agoura, we understand the difficulties that a missing tooth can cause. That is why we provide state-of-the-art dental implants so that you can recapture your self-confidence, enhance your health, and approach life fearlessly.
Installing implants is a complicated procedure that requires an experienced dentist to replace missing teeth in a safe and natural way. Here at SoCal Dental of Agoura, we know that there are many dental offices to choose from, and that is why we are continuously looking for ways to perfect our practice and get our patients the best care possible. Our office is conveniently located in Agoura Hills, and we offer patients the chance to restore missing teeth in a way that looks beautiful and most importantly, natural.
Why Do People Lose Their Teeth?
One of the side effects of aging is the loss of teeth; however, according to a report published in the International Journal of Dentistry, more people lose teeth due to periodontal disease and dental caries. Other common causes of tooth loss are:
- Prosthetic indications
- Eruption problems
- Occlusal problems
- Latrogenic factors
- Third molar-eruption disorder
Any individual with missing teeth due to age, trauma, or illness is an ideal candidate for dental implants. To decide on the number and type of implants needed, your dentist may carry out a complete examination including x-rays and impressions.
Method of Dental Implants
There are two main components of dental implants:
- Placement of the implant in the jaw bone (a man-made root) that serves as an anchor.
- A customized tooth that is attached to the anchor for support and protection.
The first phase of dental implants is generally performed under local anesthesia. The procedure is pain-free and is not associated with any discomfort. Once this phase is completed, follow up appointments are scheduled to ensure proper fitting and cleaning of the dental implants. During this time you certified dentist will also track the progress of bone healing around the implant. Once the bone heals, your dentist will secure the customized tooth on the implant.
Our team at SoCal Dental of Agoura will provide you with comfortable and functional dental implants. We will take the time to ensure that every aspect of the procedure is performed correctly – the first time.
Why Do You Need Dental Implants After Tooth Loss?
- To replace one or more missing teeth without altering adjacent teeth.
- To restore your confident smile.
- To fix joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting.
- To enhance or restore facial tissues.
- To restore chewing and digestion.
- To repair speech.
- To support a bridge or denture, (by making it more comfortable & secure)
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are safe and longlasting. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced as a result of normal wear and tear.