Are you one of the 178 million Americans missing at least one tooth? Consider discussing dental implants with Maryam Nassiri, DDS, and her team at Vivo Dental in Antioch, California. Dental implants can fill gaps in your smile and restore your oral health, limiting the risk of serious problems in the future. With implants, you can dramatically improve your speech, chewing, and digestion. Set up a consultation at the office by calling or booking an appointment online today.
Dental implants are artificial replacements for the durable roots that normally support your natural teeth. These restorations are used to support prosthetic replacement teeth and fill gaps in your smile. Dental implants help restore your smile, improve your appearance, and prevent long-term oral health risks.
Dental implants are permanently fixed metal frames that are inserted into your jawbone. They’re strategically placed in your jaw, under the gumline, and used to hold replacement teeth, which can be crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Once you decide to get dental implants to replace missing teeth, the Vivo Dental team sets up an appointment for the oral surgery procedure.
During your procedure for implants, Dr. Nassiri uses local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Then, Dr. Nassiri uses a dental drill to surgically insert the implant directly into your jawbone.
Once the implant has been placed, your jawbone needs time to heal and allow the implant to naturally fuse to the bone. This healing process takes several months. Once your jawbone is fully healed, you return for a follow-up visit. During this visit, Dr. Nassiri attaches a permanent, natural-looking implant restoration to fully restore your smile.
Every aspect of the dental implant procedure is done in-house at the Vivo Dental office.
The main benefit of dental implants is the support and durability they provide. With implants, your new restoration won’t slip or slide around inside your mouth. Your replacement teeth will be firmly rooted in the posts that have naturally fused to your jawbone.
With implants filling gaps in your smile, you’ll reap the cosmetic benefits of a new and improved smile. You’ll be eager to show off your improved appearance and will experience an invaluable boost in your self-confidence.
Also, besides enhancing your smile, implants limit your risk of oral health concerns posed by missing teeth. For instance, when you’re missing teeth, the surrounding teeth can shift into the empty spaces. This abnormal movement can lead to crooked teeth, which are harder to keep clean.
In most cases, dental implants should last you a lifetime. The best way to guarantee your dental implants last for the long haul is to take excellent care of them and treat them like you would your natural teeth. Continue to brush and floss twice daily, practice good nutritional habits, and maintain your regularly scheduled check-ups with Dr. Nassiri and the Vivo Dental team.
To schedule a consultation for dental implants with Dr. Nassiri, call the office, or use the online booking tool today.