Having one or more missing teeth can cause your other teeth on that jaw to shift. The result can be discomfort and a misaligned occlusion (bite). If it’s a back tooth, your chewing might be compromised, and that can also have a negative effect on your digestion. Here at All Smiles Family Dentistry, we know that despite all those good reasons to replace your teeth, the most common motivation is the cosmetic benefit of completing your smile, something that is done quite easily with our dental implants in Tarzana CA.
You do need to have a jaw bone that is strong and sufficiently thick so that it can properly hold the implant. You will be tested for that, and if you do not qualify, you can take advantage of a bone grafting procedure to correct the situation. Step one in getting our dental implants in Tarzana CA is the surgical placement of the cylindrical titanium post that when placed in your jaw acts as a new root. Over the next few months, your jaw bone will grow around the post. When it fuses completely with it, you will then be measured for a tooth-colored crown that will be made to precision at the dental lab. This crown is then cemented to the top of the post, forming a complete tooth, root and all. Our dental implants in Tarzana CA look and feel like a natural tooth. Even more impressively, they function like real teeth. You will be able to speak, laugh, and chew as you would normally. Eat your favorite foods, even the toughest ones, with the utmost of confidence.
And if you take proper care of your implant, it can last you a lifetime. You may even eventually forget which is the implant among your teeth; that’s how natural it is. Call us today and schedule a convenient time to come in for an evaluation and consultation.