Missing teeth? Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing them and restoring your smile! Dental implants are a type of prosthetic teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants replace both the roots and crowns of your missing teeth, giving you a final result that looks, feels and functions exactly like your natural teeth so you can enjoy a beautiful smile as well as better long-term oral health and function.

What Makes Dental Implants?

Implants consist of two main parts: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post is a small screw, usually made of titanium or another biocompatible material. It is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace your tooth root, and once in place performs all the same functions as your natural tooth root to stimulate your jaw and ensure your smile has a stable foundation. The implant restoration replaces the crown of your missing tooth, capping the implant post to complete your treatment. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, this restoration could be a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture.

The Dental Implant Process

Your implant treatment will begin with a consultation to evaluate your oral health. While anyone who is missing teeth is a candidate for implant dentistry, if you have tooth decay, gum disease or other preexisting conditions you will need to receive treatment for those conditions before you can receive an implant. For example, you may need a bone grafting procedure to ensure you have enough supporting bone for your implant. Once you are ready to receive an implant, the first step is an implant placement surgery. During this procedure our implant dentist will surgically place your implant post into your jawbone. A healing period will follow to allow the post to integrate with your bone. After this healing period, we can then provide you with an implant restoration to finish restoring your smile.

Dental implants are designed as permanent replacements for your teeth and require all the same care as your natural teeth β€” brushing and flossing daily as well as regular visits to Zama Dental to receive preventive care. When properly cared for, your implants can last a lifetime.

Other benefits of dental implants include:

  • Improving your ability to chew and speak normally
  • Promoting better long-term oral health and function
  • Restoring your appearance
  • Preservation of adjacent teeth
  • A highly stable final solution, with no slippage or discomfort
  • Improved quality of life
  • And more!

We invite you to call us today at 310-325-0684 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Zama and learn more about how dental implants in Torrance, California, can benefit you!

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We invite you to call or visit us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Zama and learn more about our dental services. We look forward to meeting you soon and providing you with quality care that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams!