Dental Implants

Dental implants are medical devices surgically implanted into the jaw to restore a person’s ability to chew or their appearance. They provide support for artificial (fake) teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.

When a tooth is lost due to injury or disease, a person can experience complications such as rapid bone loss, defective speech, or changes to chewing patterns that result in discomfort. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life and health.

Dental implant systems consist of a dental implant body and dental implant abutment and may also include an abutment fixation screw. The dental implant body is surgically inserted in the jawbone in place of the tooth’s root. The dental implant abutment is usually attached to the implant body by the abutment fixation screw and extends through gums into the mouth to support the attached artificial teeth.

Dental implants can significantly improve your quality of life and health. The many benefits include:

  • Restoring the ability to chew.
  • Restoring cosmetic appearance.
  • Helping keep the jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss.
  • Preserving the health of the surrounding bone and gums.
  • Helping to keep adjacent (nearby) teeth stable.
  • Improving your quality of life.

If you face problem regarding bridges and dentures, then it is best to implant your teeth professionally here at Dr. Soto The Downey Dentist.

Dr. Soto will consult with you about the potential benefits and risks, and whether you are a candidate for the procedure.


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