If you have lost one or more teeth, you have likely noticed a negative impact on your smile. Tooth loss can detrimentally affect your smile’s health, beauty, and functionality. If you are looking for a natural-looking, natural-feeling tooth replacement that fully restores your smile, our dentists may suggest dental implants as the solution you need. Dental implants are used to permanently replace one or more missing teeth. The implant has three main parts:
- The implant itself is a small, screw-like post typically made from biocompatible titanium. The post is surgically placed in the jawbone at the location of the missing tooth to act as an artificial tooth root. During a process called osseointegration, the jawbone bonds with the implant to provide a strong, stable foundation for your replacement tooth.
- The abutment is an attachment that is placed on top of the implant post.
- Finally, the implant restoration is attached to the abutment. Your restoration is custom made to fit your smile, and it may be a dental crown, partial denture, complete denture, or dental bridge.
With proper care, your dental implants in Cameron Park, California, can last for a lifetime. We welcome you to call or visit us today at Country Club Dental to learn more and to set up your implant consultation with Drs. Sonny and Fara Afshar.