When you’ve lost a tooth for any kind of reason, the health of your other teeth is placed at risk as well. As time passes, the bone in your jaw can deteriorate, leading to the loosening of the tooth near a missing one, which in turn can cause a domino effect of tooth loss. A bridge can prevent that loss, but you’re still at risk for bone deterioration and shrinking gums. To best preserve your teeth and restore your smile, Dr. Ghina Morad recommends a dental implant.
Dental implants are a new and impressive technology that perfectly mimics your existing teeth. If you are a good candidate for a dental implant, our dentist will work with an oral surgeon to coordinate the placement of your implant. This is done under anesthesia and sedation, if necessary.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which has the unique quality of easily fusing to bone. This creates an incredibly strong bond that makes the implant just as tough as your original tooth root. When you chew food, it’ll feel just like the real thing!
Once your implant is placed, an impression will be taken so Dr. Ghina Morad can ensure you have a perfectly designed and precision fit crown to restore your implant. After a couple months of healing time, Dr. Ghina Morad will have you return to our office so she can place your new artificial tooth. After a short period of time for it to set securely, you’ll be able to use your new tooth just like the real thing!
If you are missing a tooth and would like to find out more about dental implants in San Carlos, California, call our office today at 650-592-6396. You can also schedule a consultation using our online form.