Dental Implants

Sac Dentist

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Sacramento, CA

Missing teeth can impair your appearance and the proper functioning of your mouth. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are an excellent way to get that fuller smile that you’ve always dreamed of. The team of highly skilled dentists at Sac Dentist in Sacramento, California, have the answers to all of your dental implant needs. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are surgically implanted into your jawbone, where they fuse with the bone and mimic the function of a natural tooth root.

Dental implants provide a permanent and stable foundation on top of which your Sac Dentist professional can affix a crown or bridge. The result is a fake tooth that looks and behaves just like the rest of your natural teeth.

Why do I need dental implants?

Dental implants are a cutting-edge solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Having one or more teeth missing from your smile can cause a whole host of problems. Your mouth was designed to have all of your teeth working together in harmony, and when one or more of your teeth aren’t there to do their job, a number of issues can develop, such as:

  • The loss of bone material in your jaw
  • Your remaining teeth can shift into the gap left by the missing tooth
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking properly
  • Changing facial appearance as your jaw bone atrophies
  • A misaligned bite, which can lead to headaches, TMJ, and the wearing-down of your remaining teeth

Dental implants can help correct all of the problems that are caused by missing teeth, ensuring that your smile looks good and stays healthy.

How do I get dental implants?

Dental implants require at least two appointments to properly install. In your first appointment, your dentist makes a surgical incision into your gums and jawbone and secures the implant in your bone socket. You’ll wait for a few months as your jaw and gums recover, during which time the implant fuses to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. During this time, your dentist can give you a temporary solution to fill in the gap where the implant is healing.

Once your mouth is fully recovered, you’ll come back for another visit so that your dentist can affix a custom-designed crown or bridge to the now-fused implant. The result will look and feel as if your missing tooth suddenly grew back!

To learn more about how dental implants can improve your oral health, schedule an appointment with the team at Sac Dentist today by calling the office or booking online.