A lost tooth can be a real inconvenience. Who really feels good about smiling if there is a major gap in the smile?
The answer is no one.
Luckily, dental implants are an extremely natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. After treatment, you can have your Hollywood smile back and no one will know that you suffered from tooth loss.
We all know that Hollywood is the land of beautiful smiles, and you want yours to be one of them. Missing teeth can occur for a number of reasons: trauma, decay, or disease, and all of them are equally traumatic. Unlike dentures, which rest on top of the gums, and dental bridges, which require the support of adjacent teeth, dental implants actually integrate into the jawbone and replace the missing tooth roots. This permanent solution will give you the confidence to bite, chew, and smile, but it doesn’t happen overnight.
The dental implant procedure is a commitment because it takes place over the course of several months. Before beginning treatment, your mouth will be examined for any signs of decay or gum disease, as these will need to be addressed prior to the implants. Additionally, the bone structure is evaluated to ensure it is sufficient to support the implant.
Once you are determined a fit candidate for implants, the process can begin. During the initial appointment, the dental implant is placed securely into the jawbone. After the procedure is over, the bone will need time to heal over the course of several months. During this time, a temporary restoration can be put in place.
Once the jawbone has sufficiently healed and fused with the implant, you can return to the office to finish the procedure. Depending on the amount of teeth missing, a dental crown, bridge, or even denture can be affixed to the implant and they will be held securely in place.
Missing teeth don’t mean you have to lose your confidence. If you are ready to see your dazzling smile back, get in touch with your North Hollywood dentist today!