Dental implants are artificial teeth anchored by titanium screws embedded into your jawbone. Unlike removable dentures, implants are designed to fuse with bone, making them the most secure anchors for permanent crowns. Dental implants not only look and feel natural, they also restore your mouth to full health and beauty. Look years younger with dental implant-supported dentures from your Santa Cruz dentist.
Get a Virtual Face Lift
Several missing teeth can make your face look sunken in, adding years to your actual age. Implant-supported dentures lift you facial structure by replacing lost vertical height and improving your profile. The result is less wrinkles and a more youthful appearance.
Prevent Bone Loss
Dental implants also prevent bone loss and jawbone deterioration associated with missing teeth. Bone needs stimulation to remain strong and healthy. Without roots that connect your tooth to the surrounding structure, your jawbone no longer receives stimulation that signals the body to send nutrients to the area. The bone begins to deteriorate, adding to the shrunken look. Dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots that stimulate your jawbone, keeping it strong and healthy.
Conventional root implants are the most common, but your dentist may recommend other types depending on your overall health and the condition of your jawbone:
Full Arch Implants
Full arch implants replace teeth in one or both arches. The implants are strategically placed along the upper or lower jaw and used to anchor permanent crowns. For several missing teeth, the procedure may take months to complete because your bone and soft tissues are allowed to heal completely before the permanent crowns are placed.
A single tooth implant is used to replace one missing or extracted tooth. A titanium implant serves as the tooth root that holds the crown in place.
Teeth in an Hour
Many patients go without teeth while waiting for permanent crowns to be placed. Teeth in an Hour ends the waiting with permanent teeth placed immediately after the titanium screws are embedded in the jawbone.
Learn more about implant solutions by visiting your Santa Cruz dentist or calling 831-440-7577 to set an appointment.