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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
March 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you been thinking about replacing your missing teeth? Innovative dental implants feel more like your natural teeth than any other denal implantsrestoration option. Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, explains how your smile can benefit from implants.

What makes dental implants more comfortable?

Only the visible part of your tooth is replaced when you opt for a bridge or dentures, but dental implants replace both the root and the crown of a missing tooth. Implants are synthetic roots made from titanium, a lightweight metal that's also used in hip replacements. The titanium posts are placed in your jawbone after a small opening is made during minor oral surgery.

One of the most interesting aspects of titanium is its ability to bond to bone. Thanks to this capability, your dental implant becomes a permanent part of your jawbone in just three to six months. Bonding is the most crucial step of the entire process because it ensures the stability of your replacement root. When your implant bonds completely, your tooth will feel completely natural and will never slip or move if you take a bite of pizza or steak.

What can I expect if I choose a dental implant?

The minor surgery needed to place your titanium post happens during your first implant appointment. Because the healing process takes a few months, you may receive a temporary tooth or bridge to fill the gap in your smile while you wait for bonding to occur. After your titanium post has fully bonded, an abutment, a screw that connects the implant to the crown, will be added. During this appointment, an impression of your mouth will be made that will be used to create your crown. You'll visit our Rancho Cucamonga office when the crown is ready for the final step of the implant process.

How do I take care of an implant?

Taking care of your implant is easy and only requires daily brushing and flossing. Flossing carefully around the base of the crown is particularly important because it can help you avoid an infection that may threaten the health of your implant. Fortunately, good oral hygiene will help you avoid this problem.

Restore your smile with dental implants! Call our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.




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