If you are missing some teeth, you can restore your gapped smile with dental implants. They are long lasting and are made to look and function like your natural teeth. You can bite and chew food normally and they can be brushed and flossed the same as your existing teeth so caring for them is simple. In Chico, CA, dental implants can be placed at Philadelphia Square Dental Care.
What are Dental Implants?
In Chico, dental implants replace missing teeth all the way down to their roots. There are three parts to a dental implant — the metal implant, a porcelain crown and an abutment. The implant functions as the tooth root and is attached to the jaw bone, giving it its strength and anchoring the entire dental implant. The crown replaces the missing tooth and is the only part of the dental implant that is visible. The abutment is a connecting piece that joins the metal implant and porcelain crown together.
Dental Implant Benefits
There are many benefits to having dental implants, not only do they replace missing teeth and give you back a full smile, but they can also improve confidence. Many dental implant patients report feeling more confident upon gaining a full smile again. Dental implants also improve tooth functioning. With a full set of teeth, functions like biting and chewing become easier and less strain is placed on the surrounding teeth that no longer have to compensate for those that were missing.
Another advantage is that dental implants can be placed at Philadelphia Square Dental Care. It is not necessary to see an oral surgeon or an orthodontist. There are many more benefits of dental implants. They can accomplish the following:
- Restore a gapped smile
- Replace missing teeth
- Improve tooth functioning
- Minimize excessive wear and tear on surrounding teeth
- Blend in with your natural teeth
- Eliminate the need for messy adhesives (as is required for dentures)
- Improve speech by correcting tongue placement when speaking
Dental implants restore your gapped smile by filling in the empty spaces where teeth are missing. In addition to replacing missing teeth, other benefits of dental implants include restoration of normal tooth functioning, reduction in wear and tear on surrounding teeth and improved confidence. For dental implants in the Chico, CA, area, schedule an appointment by calling Philadelphia Square Dental Care at (530) 895-1999.