The new dental implant help keep your smile perfectAs we age it becomes increasingly more difficult for our mouths to keep clean. Since saliva is more difficult for the mouth to produce, this means less bacteria is kept at bay which can result in higher plaque build-up and dental cavities. Sometimes even through our best efforts, we accumulate plaque and if left untreated, dental cavities can result in tooth loosening or loss. Losing a tooth can be shattering to your emotional state and self-esteem, and for those that want a permanent solution to their tooth woes can now receive dental implants at our Thousand Oaks practice.
What are dental implants?Dental implants permanently replace teeth that are missing or damaged. Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants are fastened to your jawbone, creating the foundation for your new tooth. This requires surgical precision and once fastened, the implants will be left over a period of several months so the jawbone can heal solid around the implant, accepting it as part of your biological makeup. This process is called osseointegration.
What are the benefits of dental implants?Dental implants are a fantastic option for those that want natural looking teeth that last the rest of their lives. Other benefits of dental implants include:
- Help preserve facial structure by preventing bone deterioration caused by missing teeth
- Help patients claim the confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
- Improve quality of life as functionality of the teeth is rediscovered, as dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth.