Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Are missing teeth taking the joy out of the everyday things you love, like eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence? Or maybe you’re just tired of dealing with uncomfortable dentures and the slipping, clicking, and messy adhesives that come with them.
Replicating the function and appearance of natural teeth can be difficult, but dental implants are completely changing the way dentists and patients think about restorative dentistry. Whether you need to replace just one tooth or an entire arch, implants are the closest you’ll get to the real thing!
A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as the replacement for the root portion of your missing natural tooth. Elk Grove dentist Dr. Ricky Tin surgically places the implant into your upper or lower jaw, where it will naturally fuse with your bone to become a solid anchor for a crown, bridge, or denture. You can even brush and floss your implants just like you do your natural teeth!
Dental Implant FAQs
How long will my dental implants last?
When properly cared for, implants can last up to 15 years or more. Ensure you’re brushing and flossing regularly and rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash. In addition to maintaining a rigorous at-home routine, visiting our office every six months for your professional cleaning will increase the lifespan of your implants.
What can I eat after getting my dental implants?
Frankly, whatever you’d like! Dental implants are meant to mimic your natural tooth root and restore your smile’s functionality. This includes allowing you to consume all of your favorite foods. Implants are an extremely durable option for tooth replacement.
When should I get dental implants?
We can begin your dental implants procedure once we’ve determined that you have sufficient jawbone density and adequate oral health. If you’ve lost a tooth, schedule a consultation with our dental implant dentist today!