Dental implants are considered to be the gold-standard for tooth replacement and can restore your smile to one that is both functional and beautiful. At PermaDent our team of highly skilled dental implant surgeons are committed to providing cutting-edge solutions to improve the health and esthetics of our Torrance, CA patients. Following a thorough examination and after taking a variety of measurements and images using state of the art technology, our surgeons may suggest one of our advanced dental implant solutions. If you believe you are in need of a dental implant, contact the PermaDent team today at (310) 325-9969 to schedule your consultation.
Every patient, and every dental implant procedure is unique. The synopsis we provide here is a generalized course of treatment,
and one of several possible scenarios.
Although the oral surgeons at PermaDent are experts in the placement of implants, we do not provide final restoration creation or placement. Patients typically work with their general dentist or cosmetic dentist to design, fabricate, and place the final restoration. If you do not have a restorative dentist, the PermaDent staff is happy to match you with a reputable and experienced restorative dentist.
Often if a patient loses a front tooth there is a rush to replace it. However, when patients lose a tooth that is not visible as part of their smile, there is often not the same urgency to replace it. A missing tooth is not a condition that should be ignored, and replacement of any missing teeth should be a priority for your oral health and self-confidence.
Without the support of a tooth, you are at risk for a variety of negative health consequences including:
Without the root of your tooth to fill the space left behind by missing teeth and a lack of stimulation from chewing and other activities, bone density loss is a very real possibility.
When you’ve lost a tooth, the surrounding teeth will begin to gradually shift towards the opening in order to fill the gap. This can result in teeth becoming misaligned and gapped.
The results of shifting teeth can negatively affect the quality of your bite. This can cause difficulty with chewing or speaking and may even result in a misalignment of the upper and lower jaw that can result in headaches and chronic jaw pain.
Every tooth in your smile is as important as the next when it comes to supporting bone density and excellent oral health. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, it is vital that you replace the missing teeth as part of an effort to protect your oral health.