After having to lose a tooth or getting a tooth pulled, there might be anxiety around having a hole in your smile. At Lake of Pines Dental, it is our main goal to help our patients love their smile and do what we can to help restore each tooth to make your smile stronger. Dental implants are a very common form of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry because it is restoring your smile and enhancing it all at the same time.
Dental implants are generally made up of two parts to complete a full and functioning new tooth, the implant, and the crown.
Being the foundation of the entire treatment, the implant is made to be the new root of the artificial tooth. The roots of our teeth provide stabilization and keep our teeth in the place where they need to be. Implants are a small titanium post that will be surgically placed into your jaw bone, underneath the gums.
The implant allows for the entire restoration to be permanently placed into your mouth. When losing a tooth, in that specific area, the gums and bone can start to deteriorate due to the lack of stimulation usually given to them through chewing. With the implant, while you’re using your new tooth to chew, stimulation is being given through the implant to the bone.
Although the implant is the most important part of the dental implant, the crown is what allows us to give you a completely new beautiful tooth. Each dental crown in our office is made with either porcelain or composite material, each one gives off a pearly white sheen making it look just like a natural tooth.
In preparation for your dental implant, you will work closely with our dentist to determine the exact measurements and shade of your new tooth. Once you have healed from receiving the implant, the crown will then be placed onto the implant giving you a completely new tooth.
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Not only do dental implants restore function and health to your teeth, but they also play a big role in helping the patient feel confident about their smile again. When you love your smile, you are more likely to smile often, and at Lakes of Pine Dental, we want to see your smile!
Any questions you may have about our dental implant procedure can be answered by calling our Auburn, California, office. Each one of our dental professionals is happy to speak with you!