If you have healthy gums and jawbones, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. Implants are ideal for replacing missing teeth or creating secure attachments for bridges and dentures. Like other appliances, they help remaining teeth keep their position, provide a solid bite and give you a secure smile. Other teeth don’t need to be altered to accept implants — a large advantage when you’re replacing a single damaged tooth.
The dentist did a great job with my implant. He was so gentle that I didn’t even notice when he was finished.” — a satisfied Sacramento Dentistry Group patient
While dental implants provide a solid, secure form of artificial teeth, they also take considerable commitment and time to install safely and reliably. The process takes two to three procedures, depending on the circumstances. First, a metal anchor, usually titanium, is placed in the jaw for each tooth. Multiple anchors are used to install bridges or dentures. Teeth are under tremendous stress during chewing, so anchors must fuse with the bone to be fully reliable, a process that takes up to three months. Afterwards, the implant is crowned with your artificial tooth. Secure, comfortable, stable and attractive — dental implants are one of the finest solutions for the problem of missing teeth. Let the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group help you determine if implants are right for you.