Brentwood, CA area patients ask, are dental implants permanent?

Dental Implants PermanentDr. Jamil Alkhoury and the experienced professionals of Brentwood Family Dental are here to help patients of all ages with a wide range of dental solutions for their smiles. Whether patients are seeking preventative care or extensive dental work, our team can help. Patients with tooth loss are welcome to ask our staff about the benefits of dental implants to complete their smile when tooth loss occurs—while providing a permanent solution.

What are dental implants?

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury describes dental implants as tooth root replacements made of a biocompatible material call titanium metal. An implant looks like a small screw that is placed during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw, providing a foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are incredibly versatile and can be used in many situations.

Who is a candidate?

Determining candidacy is done during an evaluation with Dr. Jamil Alkhoury. X-rays are taken to see if there is sufficient bone structure to successfully place an implant into the bone. This ensures the process of osseointegration occurs, where the natural bone wraps around the restoration and holds it firmly in place. Patients who are not candidates for dental implants are better suited for alternatives such a dental bridges or dentures.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants can complete the smile when teeth are loss. They are:

  • Permanent
  • Biocompatible
  • An investment in restoration
  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Great for dentures

Are you interested in considering dental implants?

Find out if you are a candidate for placement by speaking to the staff at Brentwood Family Dental. Our dedicated dental professionals, including Dr. Jamil Alkhoury, are here to help patients determine what solution is best for their specific, unique needs. Call (925) 344-5296 today to schedule an appointment at Suite C at 4411 Balfour Road in Brentwood, CA. We welcome new and existing patients of all ages to seek treatment with our team!