Do you have one or more missing teeth? Dental implants are a great way to treat and replace lost teeth. They are permanent prosthetics that look and feel natural, require less maintenance than other restorative options, and help preserve natural bone. In addition, implants can also be used to support a dental bridge or denture.
A dental implant is made up of a titanium post that replaces the missing tooth root. After implantation, the post fuses to bone and heals over a period of several months. A dental crown or cap is then placed on the implant after it is healed. Dr. Karim Naguib and your dental care team in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA provide affordable dental implant services under one roof.
Why Restore Missing Teeth?
When a single tooth is lost, other teeth surrounding it may begin to shift and cause overcrowding. Crooked and overcrowded teeth can be difficult to clean, and bacteria or plaque can build up on or between teeth, causing inflammation and decay. When a dental implant is placed it is positioned within the bone where the prior tooth was once rooted. This prevents teeth from shifting and ultimately can help protect teeth from decay.
Dental implants offer several advantages over other restorative methods:
- Better aesthetics: Dental implants that are placed in the gum line and are capped with a natural-looking dental crown look more realistic than other alternatives.
- Retention: Dental implants improve denture retention for patients who are missing multiple or all teeth. Dentures can be secured with a group of implants to ensure that it is stabilized.
- Preserving natural tooth structure: Tooth structure can recede after a tooth is lost. Placing an implant reduces the speed of bone resorption and provides stability for bone tissue. In addition, implants do not negatively affect adjacent teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Implants?
Dr. Karim Naguib of Premier Dental Care will assess your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for affordable dental implants. He may use an x-ray to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant. In addition, before treatment he will also determine the size of implant and were it should be placed.
Dental Implant FAQs
Is there special care required to maintain my dental implant?
No special care is required to keep your dental implants in good condition. You do not need to buy special creams or products like you would with dentures. They will last a lifetime as long as you are keeping up with your bi-yearly dentist visits, and keeping a healthy and excellent oral care routine.
Can dental implants be removed or replaced?
Although dental implants are a permanent dental restoration, your dentist can remove your dental implant in an emergency, or other unique situations. You will not be able to remove your own dental implant at home.
Can dental implants be whitened?
No, like many artificial dental restorations, dental implants can not be whitened with normal teeth whitening treatments. Although, on the plus side they are not easily stained. The crowns of dental implants are made of porcelain. Porcelain is a highly stain-resistant material. You would have to have your implant for a very long time to see any staining on the prosthetic.
Request an Appointment Today
Do you want a fuller and more balanced smile? Receive dental implants today. Single or multiple implants used on their own or with other restorative solutions can make a big difference. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.