Dental Implants in Santa Clarita
Experts Agree: Oral Implants Can Restore Your Smile and Protect Your Health
People get dental implants at Santa Clarita Valley Dental Care for many good reasons. You see, losing a tooth can leave you with a lot more than just a gap in your smile.
Losing one or more teeth can be disastrous in the short term because it can harm our ability to chew and obtain proper nutrition. Perhaps worse, if the missing tooth is located in the front of the mouth, it can often be an embarrassment; it can even make it difficult to find a job.
While older solutions, such as dentures and bridgework, can largely address these problems, the dental implants Santa Clarita residents opt for not only offer great benefits in terms of convenience and appearance, they can serve an important long-term health function as well.
Are you missing a tooth or multiple teeth? Call our office at (661) 259-9674 to discuss possible options to have an effective replacement that works for you!
Santa Clarita Dental Implants: More Important than You Think
What many people don’t know is that, on top of the more obvious problems, lost teeth encourage bone loss in the jaw. It’s a problem that is as bad as it sounds because harming the supporting structure for our teeth can have extremely unpleasant long-term impacts.
It can pave the way for serious gum problems that can, in turn, cause further bone loss, more periodontitis, and more lost teeth.
It’s a classic vicious cycle and extremely harmful. Moreover, serious gum diseases also appear to increase the risk of even more serious overall health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and strokes.
Dental implants in Santa Clarita at our offices can address this issue in a way that simple prosthetics like dentures simply cannot, while also offering major benefits in terms of appearance and convenience. Dental implants are all-but identical to real teeth, so they are the convenient and attractive solution as well.
- Benefits of Oral Implants — The Short Version
- Tooth replacements are a must for good oral health and good overall health
- Appearance: dental implants are essentially identical to natural teeth
- Convenience: dental implants allow you to eat anything and require only standard dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) as opposed to the hassles associated with dentures
- Oral health: dental implants prevent bone loss and numerous associated problems, including the loss of further teeth
What Doe a Santa Clarita Dental Implant Involve?
For most single and multiple tooth replacements, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is a comfortable experience. The patient might feel some vibrations during the implantation process, however.
During the procedure, the dentist will insert a kind of screw where the root of the tooth used to be. A temporary prosthetic is then affixed to the implant. After about two to four months, once the screw has fused to the bone, a permanent crown is placed over the implant.
From that point forward, patients can depend on a tooth that looks and performs almost entirely the same as a natural tooth.
Get Started on the Implants Santa Clarita Patients Want, Now!
To get started, reach out to us today by calling us at (661) 493-8866 or through our contact page.