Whether you’ve lost one or several teeth, replacement is key to preserving your facial structure and preventing misalignment and other complications. In order to offer durable and long-lasting tooth replacement, we may recommend implant dentistry. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about how we place them with digital technology, helping you enjoy a full smile again!
Planning and Placing Your New Teeth
We will begin by using cone beam computed tomography (CT scanning) to gather detailed images of your teeth, roots, jawbone, and oral structures. Using these images, we will be able to decide if dental implants are the best choice for you and if so, plan the optimal placement area. The technology also helps us guide these dental implants into place, inserting them into the jawbone like tooth roots. Afterward, the area will need to heal, which enables the biocompatible titanium implants to bond with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration. Once this process occurs, we can move on with the restoration.
The Restoration Process
The restoration addresses the visible portion of your new tooth. For a single tooth replacement options, we will design and craft a crown from lifelike materials, such as ceramic. The crown absorbs serious bite forces and is also shaded to blend with the smile. If you’ve lost multiple teeth, then we may create a bridge or denture and attach them to multiple dental implants, again securing a full smile and durable prosthetic. Using detailed impressions and digital images, we can craft restorations and prosthetics that look natural and offer long-lasting tooth replacement!
Keeping Your New Smile Strong
What steps will be needed to ensure your new dental implant lasts for many years to come? The placement area will help ensure a long-lasting option, enabling it to absorb bite forces and remain securely in place. However, they will still be susceptible to gum disease, so preventive care will be necessary to protect your tooth from tooth loss as a result of periodontal disease. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss each night before going to bed. We also suggest taking time to see us for regular exams and dental cleanings every six months. Together, we can help ensure you enjoy a full smile for years to come. If you have any questions about the placement process, or the technology we use, then contact our team today. Don’t let tooth loss impact your smile’s health and appearance!
Ready for a Whole Smile Once More?
Our team wants to help patients enjoy full and stunning smiles. To learn more about how we place and restore dental implants, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.