Brentwood, CA dentist offers treatment for missing teeth with dental implants
Posted By Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
If you are a patient in the Brentwood, CA area who is missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be an excellent choice for restoring your smile in a long-term manner. Choosing dental implants at Brentwood Family Dental can help in boosting your confidence while improving your overall wellbeing and the health of your smile. Dental implants are the closest replacement option to natural teeth and may be the right treatment choice for you!
Understanding dental implants
At Brentwood Family Dental, we encourage patients to consider using dental implants to achieve the smile they’ve always waned, even after tooth loss. When a patient loses a tooth, they lose the root and the crown of the tooth. While bridges and dentures can be used to replace the visible portion of the tooth that is above the gum line, they cannot address the space left in the jawbone from the root of the tooth. Using dental implants can help in restoring what was once a root in the jawbone and allows it to fuse with the bone, making it a solid foundation for replacement teeth. A single tooth is often replaced using a dental implant made of titanium, an abutment, and a dental crown. A dental implant can be used in ways that allow it to replace several teeth, during which it is covered with a bridge or denture.
There is no set cost on the price of a dental implant because each patient and situation are different. To determine the cost of your customized treatment, we welcome Brentwood, CA area patients to book a consultation visit with Brentwood Family Dental for an assessment. During this time, our team can give a more accurate estimate as to the cost of the entire treatment from start to finish. Patients should also bring their dental insurance card with them to their consultation appointment, as our front office team can determine if patients can apply any benefits through their programs to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses. Though dental implants may be more expensive than other options, they are often one of the most worthwhile investments patients can make in their smile because of their longevity and strength.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are substantial benefits that patients enjoy when they undergo dental implant treatment. Some benefits patients will enjoy include:
Tooth replacements that look, feel, and function as natural teeth
Maintenance of the jawbone and natural face shape
Placement without affecting the surrounding healthy teeth
Enjoying your favorite foods without worry
Improved confidence due to the appearance of the smile after restoration
Custom dental crowns for seamless integration
How to care for dental implants
When patients have their dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone during oral surgery, they will be given aftercare instructions to get them through the healing process. This includes methods of managing swelling or discomfort, such as the use of ice and heat or over-the-counter pain medications. After the area has healed and the implant has been restored, patients will care for their implants the same way they care for their natural teeth. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and visits with the dentists. Patients will also want to avoid chewing on hard objects or ice, which can break the dental crown, bridge, or denture.
How long can I expect my dental implant to last?
Most patients who have dental implants will be able to enjoy them for a lifetime, though some patients, such as smokers, may experience more bone loss around the implant, which can cause their implant to fail. Visiting the dentist regularly for examinations also allows our team to assess the dental implant’s longevity.
Speak with Drs. Jamil Alkhoury or Diana Belli to decide if dental implants are right for you!
Our professionals work closely with patients to help them choose the tooth restoration solutions that are most appropriate for their specific needs. If you live in or around the area of Brentwood, CA and are ready to work with us in finding out more about dental implants, we welcome you to book an appointment by calling 925-344-5296 and visiting at 4411 Balfour Road, Suite C.
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