Can North Hollywood patients seek tooth replacement for the loss of single or multiple teeth with dental implants?
Lost natural teeth must be addressed as soon as possible, not only to maintain the beauty of the natural smile, but to keep the existing teeth from shifting out of place. Patients may also deal with bone loss if they do not consider certain restorative solutions such as dental implants. Dr. Elzayat of North Hollywood’s A-Dental Center provides dental implants as well as other treatments such as bridges and dentures. All may be considered for single or multiple tooth replacement.
While dentures and bridges are often considered by patients for tooth replacement, they may not always be the best solution. Patients who want to restore their smile while maintaining bone structure and enjoying a permanent solution can consider the advantages of dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium cylinders that are placed into the bone. The bone is what gives the implant its strength and stability after the process of osseointegration has occurred, during which the bone fuses to the implant. Dental implants can replace a single tooth with a dental crown, or can replace multiple teeth by supporting a dental bridge or stabilizing dentures. They play an important role in restoring full functionality to the smile after one or more teeth have been lost or extracted.
Patients must be appropriate candidates for implants. Bone must be stable enough to support the implant, and if there is not sufficient jawbone available, patients can always consider bone grafting to build it up and prepare it for the placement of dental implants. X-rays must be done to evaluate the amount of bone available before considering dental implants as an option for single or multiple tooth replacement.
The team of A-Dental Center in North Hollywood can work with new and existing patients to determine if dental implants, bridges, or dentures are the best method of restoring the smile. Patients can speak with a dental professional such as Dr. Elzayat to learn about the ways in which dental implants and other restorations can improve the function and beauty of the smile.