Dental Implants in Brentwood, CA
Are you looking for tooth replacement options? Have you had a tooth extracted and need advice on your next step? We know that missing teeth can be embarrassing and uncomfortable for you. At Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry, Brentwood dentist Dr. Huma Bayat can discuss your options with you and restore the function and beauty of your smile.
Dental implants are one of the most effective tooth replacement options available today. Dental implants provide the greatest stability, function, and aesthetics when it comes to replacing your missing teeth.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that looks and functions much like your natural tooth. The implant “root” is made of a biocompatible metal such as titanium and is surgically placed into your jawbone by a highly skilled oral surgeon. Your bone will grow around the implant and hold it in place.
Once healing is complete, Dr. Bayat will place a custom-made porcelain crown on top of your dental implant, providing a stable chewing surface and a replacement “tooth” to complete your smile. Your dental implant will look so much like your natural teeth, no one will ever know the difference.
Can Anyone Have an Implant?
An exam with Dr. Bayat will help us to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
You must have sufficient bone to support your dental implant. If you do not, bone grafting may be necessary to restore your bone levels.
Other considerations about your health must also be taken into account when determining if implants will work for you. Dr. Bayat will discuss all options available to you at your exam, and she can provide solutions based on your health and lifestyle.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Because dental implants are so similar to your natural teeth, taking care of them is easy. You can brush and floss normally to maintain your oral health and we will examine your implant at each regular appointment to make sure it stays healthy.
Dental implants help you to retain your jaw's bone levels. When you lose teeth, the bone where your tooth once was begins to recede. When you have an implant, that implant may help to maintain your bone by providing an anchor. Keeping your bone levels healthy is important because it can affect the health of your adjacent teeth. When you lose bone, you run the risk of additional tooth loss.
Call for an Implant Evaluation
Call Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry to find out if dental implants are right for you. Once you have an exam in our Brentwood, CA dental office, Dr. Huma Bayat can outline your tooth replacement options and give you her expert opinion on what will work best for you.