Dental implants are a popular and effective option for replacing missing teeth. Thanks to modern dentistry, dental implants mimic natural teeth so closely that they are virtually undetectable and require only minimal maintenance. If you find yourself self-conscious about your missing teeth, wear dentures or have inadequate tooth structure to support a dental bridge, dental implants may be an option for you.
There are three phases to getting a dental implant. In the first phase, our Granada Hills dentist will place the implant into the jawbone. The second phase is the healing process, also known as osseointegration, which takes anywhere from 2 to 4 months. During the last phase, our dentist places the dental crown which completes the process and gives you your brand-new smile!
Dental implants can replace a single tooth or can be used to support a bridge or dentures when several teeth are missing. Benefits of dental implants include:
- Restored ability to chew and speak
- Jawbone is maintained
- Completely natural-like appearance and feel
- Can be maintained by just regular brushing and flossing
Generally-speaking, if you are missing teeth than you are a candidate for dental implants. However, implants are not for everyone. We encourage patients to speak to our dentist in Granada Hills in order to discuss their medical history and to find out if dental implants are the right option.
The ideal candidate for dental implants requires:
- Good overall health
- Adequate jaw support
- Healthy gums
- Excellent oral care habits
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or to find out if you are a candidate, please contact our Granada Hills dental office
to schedule an appointment. Let us restore your smile!