Missing teeth can hold you back from having the full and radiant smile that you’ve always wanted, but they don’t have to! G. Nili, DMD in Newport Beach, California, offers dental implants as a safe and effective way to fill in any holes that you might have in your smile. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Dental implants are a modern method of tooth replacement that can give you a full and sturdy smile, enabling you to bite, chew, and speak with confidence.
A dental implant is a tiny, screw-like post, usually made of titanium, that’s surgically implanted in your upper or lower jawbone where you’re missing a tooth. Through a process called “osseointegration,” which means “combine with the bone,” the implant fuses to your existing bone structure, providing an incredibly firm foundation that won’t move or shift around in your mouth.
A dental implant acts as a new tooth root, on top of which the qualified team at G. Nili, DMD can affix a crown, bridge, or denture.
Because they mimic a real tooth root in form and function, dental implants allow you to replace missing teeth with something that feels, looks, and functions very much like a natural tooth. Additionally, dental implants:
Dental implants are also an excellent alternative to removable dentures, and offer a number of advantages to removable dentures, such as:
Removable dentures can slip out of place in your mouth, making it difficult to speak without mumbling or slurring
Because they’re a permanent part of your mouth, implants feel more natural
With implants, you don’t have to go through the hassle of removing and replacing your dentures, nor do you have to worry about messy adhesives to get them to stick in place
Dental implants are also an advantageous alternative to bridges, since they don’t require reducing any supporting teeth, leaving more of your natural teeth intact, which is better for your overall oral health.
If you want to replace a missing tooth or teeth and are healthy enough to undergo a routine dental exam, you’re likely to be a good candidate for dental implants. Because dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone, you need to have enough healthy bone to hold the implant.
All cases are ultimately decided on a case-by-case basis, though, so if you’re interested in dental implants, schedule an appointment today with the gentle dental professionals at G. Nili, DMD by calling the office or using the online booking tool.