Tooth loss poses a negative impact on your bite as well as your appearance. Depending on the type of tooth you lost, you could have trouble chewing some or all kinds of food. Under unfortunate circumstances, if you lose a tooth visible in the front, it could massively taint your self-confidence.
The blessing of innovation has made it possible to fix the issue of tooth loss with just a couple of dental appointments.
Dental implants are artificial roots in the form of a titanium screw that is fixed in place of the missing tooth root. Dental implants carry out the same function as a tooth root by offering strength and stability. It also offers a foundation to fix a replacement tooth.
Implant restorations are replacement teeth that are fixed over implants. They are designed to appear natural while they function just like original teeth.
Implant restorations can be broadly classified into two categories - a single porcelain tooth or a partial/full denture. A denture can replace two or more consecutive teeth or an entire row of teeth that is manufactured in an arch-like fashion like the original teeth. Implant-supported bridges are used to fill up gaps in your smile.
You can choose the material of the implant restoration such as stainless steel, metals like gold or platinum, porcelain, or zirconia. While metals are suitable for molars at the back of your mouth, you can choose porcelain or zirconia that can be made to seem just like natural teeth. The implant restorations are customized to your teeth structure so that they will act as perfect replacements for your missing tooth.
To have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dizik, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (650) 348-5424, and we will be happy to help.