Dental Implants and Restorations
Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. They look and feel completely natural, and if taken care of properly, they can last a very long time. Dental implants will give you back the same functionality of your existing teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile without any hindrance. Dental implants are a permanent solution for giving you back your smile.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that Dr. Chun will surgically place into your jaw. Titanium is biocompatible and will naturally fuse with your jaw to become extremely strong. This implant will act as the root for your false tooth. While your implant is healing, Dr. Chun will have a carefully crafted crown made to match your existing teeth. Once your implant is healed, he will bond the crown to the implant, and your new tooth will be rock solid and look great.
If you don’t like the idea of your dentures being removable and only held in place with a special adhesive, there is another option. Dr. Chun provides implant-supported dentures that will permanently anchor your dentures with the placement of four or five dental implants. If dentures aren’t fitted properly, they can slide around or even fall out while eating or speaking. To avoid this, we can create a special set of dentures that snaps into place on top of a set of implants; once in place, these dentures won’t slip or move. Implant-supported dentures will look and feel incredible for years to come.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Having dental implants will not only give you the satisfaction of knowing your smile looks great, but they’ll also provide many added benefits for your oral health. Dental implants keep your gums from receding, while keeping your existing teeth in place, and they assist in speaking and eating. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Keeping your gums from receding
- Preserving a healthy jaw
- Stopping your remaining teeth from moving out of alignment
- Allowing you to eat your favorite foods
- Maintaining full and healthy facial esthetics
- Providing a permanent solution for your smile