Dental Implants Do More Than Just Replace Your Tooth
When was the last time you gave serious consideration to the structural stability and integrity of your teeth? If you're like most non-neurotic humans, chances are close to never. Even if we didn't live in an incredibly image based society, it would be completely normal to focus first on how the teeth look and secondly on how they feel, and usually only when something goes wrong and we start to experience pain.
But like any complex structure, the teeth have internal nerves and blood vessels, as well as a root and underlying bone structure in the gums that play a vital role in both our oral and general health.
Restore Your Smile - And Health - With Dental Implants in Fremont
A dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth and helps to preserve the surrounding bone tissue in the jaw. Why does this matter? In addition to keeping the teeth securely anchored, bone loss increases the risk of bacterial infections and inflammation, which poses serious risks to oral as well as general health. Dr. Richard Ta, a Fremont, CA based dentist, recommends implants for adult patients in good health with sufficient bone density in the gums. Made of a biocompatible titanium screw, the implant is surgically placed in the jaw, where it then fuses with the surrounding bone.
Once it has healed, Dr. Ta attaches the crown of the tooth. Implants are a permanent replacement, and are cared for like natural teeth. Strict oral hygiene and follow-up care are necessary to preserve the implant, and maintain the health of the surrounding teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, or to support a bridge or set of dentures, making them one of the most versatile tooth replacement options available.
Smile Restoration in Fremont
It has never been easier to get a beautiful, healthy smile, even after tooth loss. For more information on how dental implants work and to learn if they are right for you, contact the office of Dr. Ta by calling (510) 573-3286 to schedule an appointment today.