Dental ImplantsMissing teeth are a serious dental health problem that you should NEVER ignore. If you have missing teeth due to decay, injury, or disease, you may have difficulty speaking, chewing, or smiling with confidence. You may even be experiencing other major dental problems because the gaps are causing your other teeth to shift. Shifting affects the alignment of both your bite and smile and can create new gaps and crevices that give plaque places to grow. Obviously, this negatively impacts your comfort, self-confidence, and total oral health.
So what can be done?For those patients who qualify, Pierce Aesthetics of Newport Beach is pleased to offer a permanent alternative to dentures—DENTAL IMPLANTS.
What are Dental Implants?Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong, stable foundation for removable or fixed replacement teeth that are custom-made to match your natural teeth. They are a permanent solution that restores both beauty and function. Best of all, dental implants also protect your oral health by preventing the deterioration of your jawbone and gums, just like your natural teeth do. Dental implants are the PERFECT choice if you want a long-lasting, natural-looking solution.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?During your initial consultation, the trained and experienced professionals of Pierce Aesthetics of Newport Beach will conduct a thorough oral examination to determine if dental implants are the best option for you. To qualify, you need:
- A healthy jawbone
- Overall good oral hygiene
- To avoid smoking
How are Dental Implants Placed?If your oral health makes you a good candidate for dental implant placement, there are three steps to the procedure:
- FIRST, pain is eliminated and once you are comfortable, the dentist drills a hole into the jawbone and screws a titanium implant into place.
- NEXT, your Pierce Aesthetic dentist adds a post to the implant, thereby completing a lasting foundation for your new replacement tooth.
- FINALLY, when your gum tissue has healed, the last step begins. A dental crown is placed atop the post, and the dental implant process is complete.