Modern dental practice continues to improve, especially for those with missing or damaged teeth. People prefer to have replacement teeth to being left with a gap in their jaw or their smile. Since the average American loses two teeth in their lifetime, restorations for these missing teeth are needed! Without question, dental implants are the best alternative for replacing lost teeth. The Yuba City Dental Group’s professional staff understands our patients’ need for the best quality, natural-looking, yet affordable implants.
The Dental Implant Advantage
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. Once installed, it’s almost impossible to tell that it’s not a real tooth! The success rate for dental implants is more than 95%, as reported by the Journal of Endodontics. Implants enable patients to regain their confidence and smile without the hassle and complications of dentures or bridges.
Installing Dental Implants
Implants are attached securely to the jawbone with a metal post that simulates a tooth root. When the post is securely fastened in the jaw, a crown designed to mimic your own tooth is locked onto the post. Recovery does take some time, but in the end the patient has a natural-looking tooth that is brushed and flossed just like other natural teeth. No foods are off-limits and the patient can take care of their new implants like their other teeth by brushing and flossing daily. It is still important to maintain good oral hygiene, for even though a dental implant cannot decay, the gums and bones surrounding it can, so it’s very important to still take care of your oral health. Our Yuba City dentists also recommend avoiding smoking and tobacco products. Tobacco users face a high rejection rate with dental implants and are often limited to using dentures or bridges.
Want Dental Implants?
If you are interested in a dental implant procedure and want to know more, consult with our dental professionals at the Yuba City Dental Group. For more information, contact us by phone or check out our website and make an appointment for a free consultation!