Dental implants have come a long way over the years in both technique and appearance. Dental implants are one of the best solutions for the replacement of your natural teeth when you have had a tooth loss. At Los Feliz Dental Center we offer single and multiple dental implant placements to help you enjoy your life and smile again.
Although there are various types of dental implants, the most common and successful form of dental implants available today are “root form” dental implants, which go beyond basic tooth replacement and essentially replace the root of a tooth as well. Natural tooth roots not only help support the tooth, but also help stimulate the surrounding jaw bone. This constant stimulation helps to keep the jaw bone intact which in turn helps support the teeth and the facial structures. When teeth are missing, the jaw bone that previously supported those teeth melts away, or deteriorates. The eventual impact of this bone can include collapsed facial profiles, lost lip support, increased wrinkles around the mouth and the appearance of a pointed nose and chin that are too close together.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. Because the dental implant is placed into the jaw bone, it will help stimulate the bone just as a natural tooth root does.
Not only will this provide a strong foundation for biting and chewing, but the dental implants will also allow for the replacement of the entire missing tooth, which was never before possible. Thanks to years of progress and improved techniques, dental implants will look, feel and function like natural teeth when done properly.
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