If you think you may be a good candidate for dental implants, take some time to learn about the procedure and how teeth implants work.
A dental implant is made of a titanium base which is fused to the jaw bone, an abutment which connects the base of the implant to the crown, and a crown that looks just like your real tooth.
Patients with missing teeth previously only had the option to receive a fixed bridge or dentures. A bridge can damage surrounding teeth and needs to be replaced over the patient’s lifetime. Partial dentures have a 30 percent failure rate after 5 to 7 years and also have several complications. Teeth implants can be very effective for preserving the jaw bone and may even improve overall oral health. The titanium composition is resistant to decay and the crown looks just like your real tooth.
Dental implants are supported by more than 50 years of science and research, and are an attractive option for replacing missing teeth permanently. For more information about dental implants and tooth replacement options in Merced, CA, schedule your consultation with Dr. Trujillo today!