Missing a tooth–or several teeth–can affect a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Individuals may lose natural teeth for several reasons, including disease, trauma, or extraction. When a natural tooth is missing, a space is left behind, and a patient’s chewing efficiency is affected. Surrounding teeth may shift out of place and this can change a person’s entire smile. Replacing a missing tooth as soon as possible is key to maintaining the smile as it once was. Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles offers dental implants as the best replacement for missing teeth.
Dental implants look and act as natural teeth, and are considered a lifetime restoration. A dental implant comprises of a titanium metal rod that is surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace to the root of a natural tooth. Once it has healed through the process of osseointegration, it will then be part of the patient’s bone. This gives the dental implant the strength and stability of a natural tooth. Once the implant has healed, it is then topped with a porcelain crown to finish the look and feel of the smile.
Dental implants are superior to other dental restorations such as bridges and dentures for many reasons:
Cosmetic implants are a proven and long-term way to address missing natural teeth. They are not removable and are expected to last the lifetime of the patient.
Protects Bordering Teeth
Dental implant restorations are extremely comfortable and convenient. Unlike cosmetic restoration pieces such as dental bridges, dental tooth implants reduce the need to grind down the adjacent teeth.
Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants have the strength and stability of a natural tooth.
Dental implants have an extremely high success rate of 90%. They are predictable in nature, which allows Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal to know exactly how a dental implant will act in a patient’s mouth.
Dental implants are topped with a crown that looks completely natural, making them undetectable in your smile. Downtown Dental offers beautiful, aesthetically pleasing porcelain crowns to address cosmetic concerns such as missing teeth.
Dental implants are one of the best restorations available at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. Call Dr. Mungcal today to learn more about dental implants and their amazing benefits!