Keeping good care of your teeth still sometimes cannot prevent them from being lost. Accidents and injuries to the mouth can cause a tooth to fall out; altering the way one eats and speaks. Here at 123 Dental in Santa Ana, CA, Dr. Tommy C. Le is repairing smiles permanently with dental implants.
Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that has the ability to last a lifetime, unlike bridges and dentures. Implants are inserted into the bone socket to bond with the jawbone just like a normal tooth, so its stability and durable qualities are unlike any other option for replacement.
Dr. Le inserts a titanium post into the bone socket to serve as the tooth’s root. An abutment is then attached to the post to serve as the base for the new tooth. The post will need three to six months to bond with the jaw bone, so during this time a temporary crown will be placed so you can continue normal function. When the healing process is complete, the permanent tooth replacement will be cemented into place. The tooth replacement, a crown, is made to look and feel just like one of your natural teeth so it will blend right in and complete your smile!
If you are missing one or more teeth and are looking for a replacement to last a lifetime, dental implants may be the option for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Tommy C. Le in our Santa Ana, CA dental practice, call 123 Dental at (714) 542-7400 or visit our website, www.123dentalsa.com.