Dental Implants Look and Function Just Like Natural Teeth

To learn more about dental implants and how they’ll improve your smile, contact South Bay Prosthodontics today or book a visi

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, you’re not alone. Did you know the American College of Prosthodontists estimates about 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and more than 36 million have lost all their teeth?  

For many Americans, dental implants are the preferred solution to missing teeth. Implants look and function just like natural teeth, helping you look and feel your best fast.   

MariaElena Rodriguez, DDS, and Michelle Ikoma, DDS, along with the highly-skilled care team at South Bay Prosthodontists in Torrance, California, help patients get back to eating, speaking, and smiling naturally and easily. 

That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide. Read on to learn more about dental implants and whether they might be the right choice for restoring your smile. 

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best solutions for missing adult teeth offered by modern dentistry. You can choose to receive an implant anywhere a tooth has been lost to injury or decay.

Each implant is comprised of a titanium screw that is implanted into your jawbone, where they function as an artificial root. Titanium is biocompatible, which allows the implant to fuse with your jawbone as you heal from surgery. 

The ability to fuse makes the implant almost identical in function to your natural tooth root. Once fused, your dental implants provide a strong and sturdy foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures. 

Do dental implants look and feel natural?

Absolutely! Dental implants are the closest thing you can get to your natural teeth. Implants function like missing teeth and make your smile whole again.

A natural-looking smile

Each dental implant is designed to look like your natural teeth. The size, shape, and color of your other teeth are matched, and it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between them—even to your discerning eye! 

Functionality you can trust

With dental implants, once they’ve been placed, you don’t have to think twice about them. You’ll be able to chew food, smile, and talk normally since dental implants function like your natural teeth. Plus you’ll never have to worry about slippage or your teeth coming out. 

What are some other benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer benefits your natural teeth can’t. The artificial tooth material used in creating implants is resistant to stains, ensuring your teeth will stay white and bright longer. Implants are also highly durable and not susceptible to cavities or decay.

Implants offer long-lasting tooth replacement solutions and they’re designed to be permanent. They maintain the bone mass in your jaw, keeping it strong for years to come. Plus, dental implants don’t require a reduction in the size of your surrounding teeth, allowing your remaining natural teeth to stay healthy and strong. 

Finally, dental implant surgery is a safe and effective way to restore lost or broken teeth. There is limited downtime required after surgery, and you’ll enjoy the convenience implants have to offer for a lifetime.

How do I get started with dental implants?

Your path to better oral health and a beautiful smile begins with South Bay Prosthodontics. 

To learn more about dental implants and how they’ll improve your smile, contact us today or book a visit online.

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