Dental implants are ideal replacements for missing teeth. Implants are prosthetic teeth that replace both the tooth roots and crowns to fully restore your teeth, oral function and smile. Our dentists may recommend implants to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs.
Implants consist of two main parts: an implant post and an implant restoration. The implant post replaces the tooth root, anchoring the tooth to your jawbone and providing a stable foundation. Implant posts also perform the same functions as your natural tooth roots, stimulating your supporting jawbone to keep it healthy. An implant restoration replaces the crown of the tooth and may consist of a single crown, a bridge or dentures.
When you receive an implant, your treatment will begin with an implant placement procedure. This involves the implant post being surgically inserted into your bone and is followed by a period of healing to allow the post to integrate with your jawbone. After this healing period, Dr. Surjit Chahal will work with you to create an implant restoration to cap the post and complete your treatment.
Anyone who has lost a tooth is a candidate for implant dentistry, and as long as your teeth and gums are healthy, you should be able to receive an implant without any issues. If you have a preexisting condition such as tooth decay or periodontal disease, you will need to receive treatment for that condition prior to receiving an implant.
Implants are meant to permanently replace your missing teeth and can last for a lifetime if properly cared for with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Please contact Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics today at 209-521-3400 to schedule your consultation with our dentists and find out if dental implants in Modesto, California, are the right option for you.