A radiant smile is a source of confidence and a reflection of optimal oral health. However, tooth loss can be a reality affecting aesthetics and functionality for many individuals. Enter dental implants, a groundbreaking solution that has revolutionized dentistry. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Comprising a titanium implant surgically anchored into the jawbone, an abutment connecting the implant to a prosthetic tooth, and a custom-made crown, dental implants mimic the structure and function of natural teeth. The implant fuses with the jawbone through osseointegration, providing a stable foundation. Dental implants offer both aesthetic and functional benefits and contribute to a natural-looking smile, restore oral functionality, and prevent bone loss associated with missing teeth. At Tanega Dental, this transformative solution enhances overall well-being by providing a permanent and secure alternative to traditional tooth replacements.
The journey to dental implants begins with a thorough consultation. The dentist in South San Francisco, CA, assesses the patient's oral health, takes X-rays, and determines the suitability for implants. Factors such as bone density and overall health are crucial considerations. A customized treatment plan is created based on the patient's needs and the number of implants required. This plan outlines the entire implantation process, from surgery to the placement of prosthetic teeth.
The surgical phase involves the placement of implant screws into the jawbone. This is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring a painless experience. Over the next few months, the implants undergo osseointegration, where they fuse with the surrounding bone. Once the implants have integrated successfully, abutments are attached to the implant screws. This step is crucial in connecting the implant to the prosthetic tooth. The final phase involves the placement of the prosthetic tooth or crown onto the abutment. This crown is customized to match the patient's natural teeth in color, shape, and size.
As an investment in oral health and overall well-being, dental implants revolutionize smiles and empower individuals to face the world with renewed self-assurance. Visit Tanega Dental at 124 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080, or call (650) 794-0203 to explore the benefits of dental implants and regain the joy of a complete and healthy set of teeth.