Your mouth and your body are closely connected. General health problems such as diabetes can trigger oral symptoms while oral health problems can affect your entire body. A missing tooth, for example, can lead to inflammation, bone loss, nutritional deficiencies and obesity. Our Los Angeles implants expert recommends replacing lost teeth with dental implants.
While you can never restore your lost tooth to its original health and function, dental implants give you the closest possible match to your natural teeth. They fit into the jawbone just like natural tooth roots, and there, they stimulate the bone to keep it strong and healthy. The bone grows around and into the implant, which creates a strong, sturdy support for the restoration. After the implant has integrated with the jawbone, the crown of the tooth will be replaced. This crown can be a porcelain crown, or for multiple missing teeth, a dental bridge or denture.
The titanium root structure of the implant is biocompatible, which means that it is unlikely to be rejected or trigger any unwanted reactions. The porcelain restoration that replaces your tooth or teeth is also biocompatible and can be made to look and feel just like your own teeth. Dental implants are so similar to your own natural teeth that they can be cleaned just like your own teeth. Our expert in dental implants in Los Angeles can use them to replace one missing tooth or entire arches of missing teeth. Once they have been implanted, they can provide you with a lifetime of healthy smiles.
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Our Los Angeles implants expert recommends twice daily brushing, daily flossing and regular professional checkups and cleanings for our patients. Patients with dental implants may need more frequent checkups after their procedure to ensure that the implant site is healing properly and the restoration is functioning as it should.
If you are missing one or more teeth, we can help. Our expert in implants in Los Angeles takes a holistic approach to dental health and will make recommendations that can keep not just your smile but your whole body healthier. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our biological dentist in Los Angeles.