Sometimes taking care of your teeth can be a difficult job. Whether through sports, accidents, or just the normal damage teeth sustain over the years, teeth can come loose or even fall out.
Tooth loss can often force people to need dentures, which require lots of care and can feel uncomfortable at times. Thankfully, dentures aren’t your only option for improving a smile.
At Shervin M. Louie, DDS, we believe in educating our patients about oral care as much as we believe in providing our expert dental services. In order to help you achieve the perfect smile no matter your circumstances, we offer dental implants, a great way to permanently replace lost teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that functions in the same way that a tooth’s root does. A dentist surgically places it into the patient’s jawbone beneath their gum line, which enables them to mount a replacement tooth or a bridge to the implant itself. Because these implants fuse to your jawbone, the implants provide a more stable base than attaching a bridge or implant to surrounding teeth, making replacements attached to them far more durable.
Who Should Get Dental Implants?
For people who would otherwise think of using dentures or bridges and who have healthy enough gums and enough bone mass to support the procedure, a dental implant is a great idea. However, if your bone is too thin or soft to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. If your sinuses are too close to your jaw, you might require a sinus lift.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
One of the most obvious advantages a dental implant has over traditional dentures is stability. A dental implant won’t come loose like a denture often can. They also have huge benefits for oral health, because unlike bridges they don’t have to be anchored to other existing teeth. They’re also more convenient to care for, because they don’t require any special attention when you’re conducting your everyday dental hygiene routine.
In short, dental implants are an effective, permanent way to help you bounce back from losing teeth. At Shervin M. Louie, DDS, we’re dedicated to crafting a permanent, lasting smile just for you, which is why we’re happy to offer you all the help you need to get your implants. All you have to do is come in for a consultation, and our professionals will help you determine if dental implants are right for you. We’ll perform the procedure right here in our office with full accommodations.