Single Dental Implants Huntington Beach
Single dental implants are often used when a person is missing a single tooth, but they can be used to replace one or many missing teeth for a look and feel that is as close to natural as your own biological teeth. The implant is placed in an opening in the jawbone, and the bone fuses with the implant to create a new tooth root. Our Huntington Beach single dental implants expert can help you decide if single implants are right for you.
The best candidates for single implants include those with:
• Adequate bone height and density
• Good dental health
• Good physical health
The process can take several months. The first stage of the process is the implant placement procedure. Our expert in single dental implants in Huntington Beach will first insert the implant in your jaw. The gums are stitched, and the implant site is allowed to heal. Over the next several weeks, the bone will gradually grow around and into the implant. Once it is adequately fused, our dental implants dentist will uncovere it and attach an abutment. The abutment will support your new restoration.
Huntington Beach Single Dental Implants
Our Huntington Beach single dental implants expert will take dental impressions to make models of your teeth. These will be used to design your new restoration, which may be either a dental crown or a dental bridge. A temporary restoration will be placed until your final restoration is ready.
Taking care of your single dental implant is not much different from taking care of your own natural teeth. You will need to brush and floss daily. Although most people need dental checkups twice a year, you may need to visit us more frequently initially so that we can ensure that you are healing as expected.
Complications are rare, and most people recover without incident. Your risk of complications is higher if you clench or grind your teeth or if you smoke, so you may need to quit smoking during the healing period or wear a mouth guard to protect your new implant. Contact us today to find out more about your tooth replacement options or to schedule an appointment with our expert in single dental implants in Huntington Beach.