When you lose a tooth, this means the risk of serious complications, from misalignment and loss of jawbone density to an aged appearance. In order to avoid these complications, your Newhall, CA, dentist may place dental implants, addressing minor and more severe cases of tooth loss. In order to place them with accuracy and precision, we may implement advanced technology to guide implant placement.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant is far more secure and longer-lasting than other tooth replacement options. For bridges and dentures, crowns, clasps, and natural suction are needed to hold them in place. They will need replacement as the jaw ridge changes shape, which happens as the jaw loses density and mass, a consequence of your body noticing the missing tooth roots and suspending the flow of key nutrients. However, dental implants will be surgically inserted into the jawbone, bonding with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. The body sees the biocompatible titanium implants as new tooth roots, resuming the flow of nutrients and preserving the jawbone. No loss of density, and a new tooth that could last for decades with proper care and attention. After we add a restoration, usually a crown, your new tooth will be complete!
Placement with Cone Beam 3D Scanning Technology
We use cone beam computer tomography (CT) scanning technology to gather detailed images of your teeth, creating a 3D model of your smile. With this information, we can plan the placement of your dental implant to ensure maximum ability to absorb serious bite forces and pressure, helping ensure your new tooth root can last. We then use the technology to guide the oral surgeon in the placement process. The guidance system provides optimal placement with precision and accuracy, and helps our patients with both minor and severe tooth loss.
Preserving Your New Teeth
To preserve your new teeth, you should care for them as you would your natural ones. We suggest brushing your teeth twice a day for about two minutes and flossing in between your teeth. These actions help limit plaque buildup and protect your smile from decay, infection, or gum disease. Periodontal disease could impact your new tooth as well as your natural ones! Make time to see us every six months as well, so we can keep an eye on your smile and watch for developing issues. We want to make sure you continue to enjoy a complete and beautiful smile!
Have You Lost a Tooth?
We would like to help our patients obtain a full and healthy smile by addressing minor and severe cases of tooth loss. To learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.