How dental implants can restore your smile
Dental implants are an excellent way to restore your smile. They can be used to replace missing teeth and improve the look of your smile by giving you a more natural-looking, healthy mouth. Patients who have had dental implants tell us that they feel more confident in their appearance and enjoy eating again with confidence because they no longer have to worry about full dentures slipping out of place or falling out of their mouth. At Family Dental Center, Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Manteca, California, work with patients to determine if they are good candidates for dental implants or other teeth replacement solutions.
How are dental implants used?
- Single-tooth implant. For many of our patients, dental implants are used to replace a single tooth in the smile. The implant is put in the jawbone, and the abutment above the gum line is restored with a customized dental crown to complete the process.
- Full mouth dental implants. Patients who have lost all the teeth in the dental arch might find that traditional dentures don’t work well for them. That is when our team may suggest the advantages of using mini dental implants along the dental arch to secure a complete denture restoration. It provides the best function for those who need extensive dental repair.
- Support for a dental bridge. Bridges are an economical way of replacing one or more teeth in a row, but they require existing teeth or dental implants to anchor them to the mouth.
How do I learn more about dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients who are experiencing tooth loss. If you consider implants for your smile, connect with our team by calling (209) 420-1205 and scheduling a visit with Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Family Dental Center. The office is conveniently located in Manteca, CA, at 521 East Center Street, and is open to new patients and families in the community. We are committed to ensuring patients access to the dental treatments they need to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Schedule your visit today!
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.