Dental Implants Thousand Oaks
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants are changing the way people live!
The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
The benefits speak for themselves!
- Help preserve facial structure preventing the bone deterioration when teeth are missing.
- Help patients rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
- Regain the ability to function normally as Dental Implants are the closest thing to natural teeth.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are titanium implants that are surgically placed into the jawbone through the gum. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear a temporary crown and eat a soft diet during this period. The jaw bone and the implant will later fuse together creating a stable foundation for your dental implant crown which will be secured to the implant by rods.
Dental implants Thousand Oaks
The final result will be extremely similar, and indistinguishable to your natural teeth. Our team will go to great efforts to ensure that the shape and colour of your new implant crown will match your surrounding natural teeth. Once your implant has completely fused and healed then you will be able to experience the same function as you would with a natural tooth.
It’s important to note that the entire procedure usually takes six to eight months, however most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures and create full arch replacements
If you are missing more than one tooth or if you are missing an entire arch of teeth Dr. Curtis Couch will discuss your options. More often than not dental implants will be involved in the solution one way or another as either the supports for an implant supported denture or the foundation of a permanent full arch replacement which will utilise a full arch dental bridge.