Are you looking to replace your missing teeth with a reliable restoration?
Tooth loss is certainly a serious issue that you shouldn’t just ignore. While it might seem easier to just ignore it, this could result in some pretty serious ramifications for your oral health. Our Sacramento and Folsom, CA, dentists, Drs. Anthony and Julianne Digiorno, are ready to shed some light into getting dental implants and when they might be the best choice for treating your tooth loss.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you missing one or more teeth?
- Did you lose a permanent tooth due to decay, trauma or gum disease?
- Are you a healthy adult?
- Do you maintain good oral health?
- Do you visit our Sacramento and Folsom general dentists for preventive care?
If you said yes to these questions, then dental implants could be the ideal way to replace your missing tooth. Most people assume that a dental implant is only an option if they are missing a single tooth. Of course, if you are dealing with several missing teeth you can also benefit from dental implants. Each implant, or small metal post, is placed into the jawbone where it will naturally meld together with bone and tissue to become a permanent structure. Implants are the only tooth replacement that actually bonds to natural structures within your mouth to provide a permanent restoration.
Once the implant is fused together with the jawbone, we can continue to place the necessary components on top of the implant to cover it and restore your tooth. For a single missing tooth, a dental crown is either attached or cemented into place over the implant. If you need to replace several teeth, implants can also support bridges and dentures.
Who is right for dental implants?
This is best determined by visiting us for a consultation. We are happy to report that most healthy adults dealing with tooth loss are good candidates for implants. If you maintain good oral and general health, if you are a non-smoker and if you aren’t planning to get pregnant during the course of your treatment, then dental implants could be the ideal way to get back the smile you once had.
Don’t let tooth loss ruin your smile. It’s so easy to restore your appearance with dental implants. If you are interested in learning more about implants, call Digiorno Dental Fitness in Sacramento and Folsom, CA, today.