Want a healthier and brighter smile? Well, dental implants have come a long way in the last 40 years, according to the American Dental Association. Dental implants help to replace missing teeth. If you're interested, here at Digiorno Dental Fitness, Drs. Anthony and Julianne Digiorno can help provide you with what you need. All you need to do is pay them a visit at their offices in Folsom and Sacramento, CA.
Dental implants are made up of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace your missing tooth root. It creates stability, strength and prevents the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. The dentist then seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration to occur.
Afterwards, the patient needs to come back to his or her dentist's office in Folsom and Sacramento so that they can re-open the area above the titanium post, insert a screw, place an abutment above the screw and secure a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.
Advantages of dental implants
Not having to worry about gaps in your teeth is definitely an advantage, but here are some more advantages that dental implants provide:
- A dental implant can restore one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
- They can restore bite and chewing function.
- Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place.
- The dental implants can last a lifetime.
Taking care of your dental implants
Like the rest of your teeth, make sure you brush your teeth and floss every day. Also, a change in diet could be beneficial. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sugary foods to prevent the accumulation of plaque is good preventative dentistry.
If you have more questions about dental implants, call your dentists in Folsom and Sacramento, CA, today!