Long Beach Family Dental Group
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry & General Dentists located in Long Beach, CA
If you’re missing teeth, you may want to consider dental implants. Dental implants are attached to your jawbone, and they can offer a more realistic appearance than dentures. At Long Beach Family Dental Group, The-Hao Tran, DDS, provides high-quality dental implants to replace missing teeth. If you need treatment for a missing tooth, call the office in Long Beach, California, today or book an appointment online.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are one of the best treatments for missing teeth. Each implant is surgically attached to your jaw to hold a crown or bridge in place. This helps prevent the new tooth from wiggling, breaking, or coming loose.
Dental implants also ensure a comfortable fit and natural-looking appearance.
What dental problems can implants correct?
Many patients with missing teeth prefer not to fuss with dentures or removable devices. Instead, they want a permanent option that functions like their natural teeth. Implants do just that.
Implants can also help protect against bone loss or other dental problems. If you've lost one or more teeth, the jawbone in this area may weaken and erode. But implants help preserve your jawbone and can even encourage new bone growth.
Missing teeth can also affect the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Implants keep your teeth properly aligned and prevent costly dental problems in the future.
What happens during a dental implant procedure?
During your consultation at Long Beach Family Dental Group, your dentist examines your mouth and reviews your dental history.
Before you can receive an implant, they need to confirm that you have healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If your gums or jaw can't support an implant, they can help you explore other treatment options.
Your dentist helps you select an appliance that perfectly matches your natural teeth and sends this information to the lab.
Next, your dentist places the implant in your jaw below the gum tissue. After a few months, when your gums have healed, you return to the office and they attach your implant to a crown or bridge.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a stable, secure fit and function just like your natural teeth. You can chew, talk, and smile without worrying about your implant coming loose.
In addition, they can last for years, but it's essential to maintain good oral hygiene and see your dentist often. The team at Long Beach Family Dental Group can help you learn how to keep your implant in excellent shape for many years to come.
Ready to learn more about what dental implants can do for you? Call Long Beach Family Dental Group today or book an appointment online.