Can I use a dental implant to replace a front tooth?
Dental implants are a reliable, effective, and long-lasting solution for patients with tooth loss. However, many patients who visit Dr. Shivani Gupta, DDS, Master ICOI, and the team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center have questions about these restorations. What are they? What makes them superior to other tooth replacement options? Are they appropriate for the replacement of a front tooth?
Santa Clara, California, area patients no longer have to wonder and can talk to our team about dental implants to find out if they are proper candidates!
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Shivani Gupta describes the dental implant as a small titanium screw or post-like appliance placed in the jawbone during oral surgery that mimics the tooth root. Once the implant integrates with the bone, it provides a firm foundation for a custom-made replacement tooth or bridge.
What makes implants superior to other tooth replacement options?
Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants offer a permanent and reliable solution for teeth missing from the smile. They are specifically designed to feel, function, and even look like natural teeth, allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Additionally, dental implants help preserve the jawbone by stimulating bone growth and preventing bone loss.
Are dental implants appropriate for the replacement of a front tooth?
Yes, dental implants are an excellent option for replacing a front tooth. Thanks to advances in technology and materials, patients find that these restorations are an excellent alternative to options such as dental bridges and dentures. The implant is covered with a dental crown to replace a single tooth in the front of the smile, ensuring a natural-looking solution to missing teeth–anywhere in the smile! Patients who are not appropriate candidates can still ask us about other options to determine which is best for their unique dental needs.
How do I find out more?
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