Has your confidence been impacted because of a missing tooth? Are you considering your restorative dental treatment options? If you've answered 'yes' to both, your dentists in Yorba Linda, CA, Dr. Richard Hamaty and Dr. Joseph Morcos believe that you may want to learn more about dental implants and how the procedure can restore your smile!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants have become the most popular restorative dental treatment—constructed from titanium, dental implants are surgically placed below the gum line to replace the lost tooth root structure.
A process known as osseointegration occurs when your jawbone fuses with the titanium implant—creating the essential support for an artificial tooth replacement (i.e. dental crowns) after the healing process has occurred.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Not only are you restoring your bone strength but you are also protecting your neighboring teeth from being damaged—especially since dental implants can never decay!
Unlike traditional restorative dental options (e.g. dentures), dental implants do not require any additional steps in your oral hygiene routine! When you maintain the proper oral care with dental implants, you can expect the titanium implants to live a long life.
Once your dentists in Yorba Linda, CA, Dr. Hamaty, and Dr. Morcos determine that your dental implants are fully healed, you will then have the essential support from the implant to anchor a tooth replacement!
Are there any disadvantages of dental implants?
Depending on the condition of your bone and tissue (if any) of the impacted area, you may need the necessary preparation, such as bone grafting, before the dental implant can be inserted. This can delay the process, requiring extra patience to restore your confident smile!
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
The best way to know if your missing tooth can be restored with the help of dental implants is to schedule a visit with Dr. Hamaty and Dr. Morcos at our Yorba Linda office. To receive a proper evaluation, give us a call at (714) 779-1313, today!