At Epic Family Dental here in San Clemente, California, we offer a way to replace missing teeth that makes your smile look and feel completely natural. Dental implants are a mixture of a titanium post and an artificial tooth permanently placed into the missing gap in your smile. Continue reading to learn a little bit more about the implant itself and how it can help improve the appearance of your smile.
After consulting with our dentist about your situation, an implant plan will be designated to your specific circumstances to receive your new tooth. Generally, the dental implant process deals with speaking with the dentist first and then getting impressions of your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues. Impressions will help dentists and the dental lab know exactly how to make your artificial tooth restoration.
To make the implant be permanent and look completely natural there are two general parts of the dental implant; the implant itself and the restoration.
Implant: Each one of our natural teeth has a root that keeps it firmly placed in our gums. In this cosmetic/restorative procedure, the implant piece is made to work as the root for the new tooth. This root is made out of titanium and is placed into the jaw bone surgically.
Implants are also used in many other procedures such as implant-supported bridges and dentures.
Restoration: Using the mold of your mouth that was made during one of your first visits plays an important role in creating a custom-made artificial tooth that will fit perfectly in your smile. The artificial tooth will be made in a dental lab to fit the exact size, shape, and shade of your other teeth.
Why an Implant?
Dental implants have allowed patients to have a permanent restoration to a missing tooth.
Because the artificial tooth is made from porcelain, it is just as strong as our regular teeth, and won’t stain or go through discoloration.
Confidence and self-esteem in smiles will grow.
We at Epic Family Dental are dedicated to our patient’s needs and wants when it comes to their smile. If you have been wondering if an implant is right for you, please reach out to our office in San Clemente, California to speak with our dentist.