Dental implants provide a permanent solution to those looking to restore a beautiful smile. At Diamond Dental, located in Lake Elsinore, California, Dr. Pourshirazi, DMD, and the team of experts offers safe and affordable dental implants to fit your daily needs. Speak with a friendly representative and call the office today, or book an appointment online.
Dental implants are a great way to replace a lost tooth. They can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life and health. Dental implants include an implant body and abutment. Most forms of dental implants also have a fixation screw.
Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone where the tooth's root would naturally reside. The dental abutment attaches to the implant body thanks to the screw and extends into the mouth to support the attached artificial teeth.
Both dental implants and dentures offer reconstructive treatments for your oral health. Dental implants are a more permeant solution as they secure tightly into the jaw. In contrast, dentures are a removable solution that can be taken out of the mouth. Dentures do not permanently reside within the mouth, as with dental implants.
Dental implants are safe when performed by a qualified professional and placed in a healthy, non-infected area of the jawbone. If the area is infected, the implants may not heal properly and cause problems. Severe infections may spread to the surrounding bone and gum tissue.
If the infection is left untreated, you may experience pain, numbness, difficulty chewing, and permanent damage to surrounding tissues. Additionally, it’s important to tell your health care provider if you have dental implants before receiving any MRIs or X-Rays.
Furthermore, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes heavy regulations regarding the materials in dental implants. The FDA carefully monitors the manufacturing process. Companies producing dental implants must provide transparent reports and details of their creation process.
Dental implants provide a higher quality of life. Dental implants offer additional advantages, such as increased chewing capacity, enhanced aesthetics, bone health preservation, and the stability of neighboring teeth.
Dental implants require a daily cleaning regimen like natural teeth. It’s still recommended to brush and floss twice a day. Additionally, the dental team may propose additional cleanliness and care procedures that you can follow.
To learn more about dental implants, call the Lake Elsinore, California, office or schedule an appointment through the online portal.