August 9, 2016
If you’ve lived with a missing tooth, you understand the challenges it presents for your daily life. What would your life be like if you could eat, chew, smile and talk without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious? The good news is that dental implants offer great solutions for patients with missing teeth, which help them reclaim their confidence and their lives. Dr. James Block has been helping patients restore their smiles for over twenty-five years, and he shares what to expect when getting dental implants in Fremont.
What is a Dental Implant?
By far the most reliable replacement option dentistry has to offer, the secret behind the success of dental implants lies in the fact that they replace both your root and your tooth. No other replacement options can offer these benefits. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed in your jawbone, and acts as your new root. Your implant is allowed time to heal and integrate with your bone, and then a customized porcelain crown is placed to restore your tooth.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
When you’re missing a root, your bone will begin to resorb, or deteriorate, which changes the appearance of your face and can cause further tooth loss. The titanium post of your dental implant acts as your root would, and keeps your bone healthy and stimulated.
When you’re missing a tooth, your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space. This puts your healthy teeth at risk for fractures, periodontal disease, and loss. A missing tooth can become a downward spiral for more tooth loss without a replacement. Your new crown will function just like your natural tooth and you’ll be able to eat, chew, and smile as you used to. It will also protect your remaining teeth from shifting.
What is Implant Treatment Like?
After determining that dental implants will work well for your needs, Dr. Block works closely with an oral surgeon during the placement of your dental implant. After the appropriate healing time has passed, he will create a porcelain implant crown that is designed to complete your smile so no one will ever know you were missing a tooth. The whole process takes a few months to complete and Dr. Block will guide you through treatment from start to finish.
If you’re considering restoring your smile with dental implants, the first place to start is a consultation. With a thorough examination and x-rays Dr. Block can determine if dental implants are right for you. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from living any longer! Give us a call to schedule your consultation today.
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