Whether you’ve lost a tooth from gum disease, tooth decay, injury, or other reason, you’re probably wondering what your tooth replacement options in Vallejo, CA are. While there are several options for replacing missing teeth, only one dental procedure replaces the tooth root.
If you’re interested in a permanent tooth replacement option that looks and feels natural, ask your Vallejo dentist about dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants can replace one or multiple teeth, even in different areas of your mouth.
This surgical procedure involves inserting a thin bio-compatible titanium frame into your jaw bone, where it’s allowed to heal and fuse to the jaw. Once the dental implant has healed, a dental prosthetic called a dental crown will be mounted to the implant and serve as the visible portion of the tooth. If the dental crown is ever chipped or cracked, we can easily replace it without disturbing the dental implant.
Essentially, the dental implant serves as a replacement tooth root.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The main benefit and most popular advantage for Vallejo patients are that dental implants look exactly like your existing teeth, and they can last for decades. Unless you let someone know that it’s not your real tooth, no one will be able to guess the difference.
In terms of your oral health, dental implants prevent significant changes like bone recession, facial sagging, and tooth shifting. All of these health effects that occur when a tooth is missing can create changes to your smile and your appearance.
If you are missing multiple teeth, you may be interested in implant-supported dentures that only need four to six dental implants to replace an entire arch, upper or lower. This is a cost-effective alternative to replacing each individual tooth, and it still retains biting, chewing, and speaking functions.
Find out More About Your Tooth Replacement Options in Vallejo
Drs. Morgan Nordstrom and William Vizzolini can go over all your tooth replacement options during your dental evaluation. They will go over your medical and dental history, current smile goals, and any oral issues that may exist. Ultimately, the final decision is always yours—we merely arm you with the knowledge you need to keep your smile healthy.