Dental implants have become the “gold-standard” in replacing missing teeth, and there are good reasons. Dental implants are designed to support both cosmetic and functional aspects of the smile. Dental implants promote long-term oral health and help build a stable oral foundation that with proper care can last a lifetime. When you choose dental implants you are investing in their health and quality of life.
Dental implants mimic the natural structure of the human tooth, creating a near-lifelike replica of the missing tooth. Understanding the construction of a dental implant often helps you see how valuable a dental implant is to supporting long-term oral health after tooth loss. Made of three main components a single dental implant creates a comfortable, natural-looking tooth.
What Is A Dental Implant?
The Dental Restoration The dental restoration is the piece of the implant structure that mimics the crown of the missing tooth. At Beach Cities Dental Group our team uses the most modern, high-quality dental materials to create all dental restorations. If you are missing just one tooth a dental crown will be custom fabricated to fit the implant. The dental crown will be color matched to coordinate with your adjacent teeth and shaped to blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
The Abutment Anchor The abutment component is a small metal piece that acts as an anchor to secure the dental restoration to the dental implant. Once the dental implant has securely fused with the jaw bone, the abutment is attached to the implant and positioned to protrude from the gumline. The final dental restoration will be permanently attached to the abutment for a stable and functional result.
The Dental Implant Post The dental implant post is the “root” of the prosthetic tooth. Dental implants are similar to a small screw. The post is made of biocompatible dental grade titanium that will fuse with the jaw bone stabilizing the bite and structure of the jaw.
In-House Dental Implants
Beach Cities Dental Group led by Dr. Georgia Hadad has been serving the Oxnard, CA area with comprehensive dental implant services for over 15 years. A general dentist, Dr. Hadad has advanced training in dental implant technology. We provide all phases of the implant treatment plan from the comfort of our office, offering our patients the convenience of in-house implants without the need for visiting additional specialists. If you are missing teeth, dental implants can restore your smile. Contact our Oxnard, CA dentist office or request an implant consultation with our online form.