Dental implants are a modern, permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth. The dental implant process involves two main steps:
- First, the implant, which is created from titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. During a period of healing, the jawbone will begin to bond with the titanium implant, providing a secure foundation for the dental implant restoration.
- Second, your skilled dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley, will place the dental implant restoration. The implant restoration, which is an implant-supported crown, replaces the crown of the missing tooth. The dental crown matches the shape and size of your natural tooth to effectively restore the beauty and function of your smile.
When in place, a dental implant can restore your oral health and give you the confidence you need to smile again. In addition, dental implants can improve your smile by restoring lost facial volume; preventing the remaining natural teeth from shifting; and improving your ability to chew, eat, and speak as normal. When properly cared for, your dental implant can last a lifetime! For more information on dental implants in Paso Robles, California, and the benefits of implant dentistry, we welcome you to contact us at 805-238-3880 today.