How long can I expect to enjoy my dental implant?
- Posted on: Jun 30 2021
Dental implants are one of several ways patients in the Beverly Hills, California area can replace missing teeth. They are, in fact, one of the most popular. There’s many reasons why patients who visit Dr. David S. Frey want to find out if they are viable candidates for these restorations. Because dental implants can last a long time, can support healthy bone growth, and provide a reliable way to replace one or more teeth, they are in high demand as a significant investment in one’s smile. When you are considering dental implants for your smile, Dr. David S. Frey will educate you on how to maintain them to extend their longevity.
The lifespan of a dental implant
Dental implants are restorations that are comprised of a biocompatible metal known as titanium. Titanium is a medical-grade material commonly used in joint replacements elsewhere on the body. The implant itself looks like a small post and acts as a tooth root replacement. During oral surgery, Dr. David S. Frey will place the implant into the jaw bone and allow the area to heal. As the healing process occurs, so does bone growth, which wraps around the implant and allows it to fuse to the jaw. Once the area has fully healed, the dentist will place a restoration over the abutment of the implant, often a crown, bridge, or denture.
Because the dental implant “becomes one” with the jawbone, it is considered a permanent replacement option. Dental implants will last a lifetime as long as patients take good care of their smiles with brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups.
Use dental implants to restore your smile
Many patients who visit Dr. David S. Frey are excited to have dental implants placed. These restoration are the perfect way to repair the smile following tooth loss or extraction. If you want to learn more about dental implants, or find out if you are a proper candidate, start the conversation with your dentist today. Call our practice at (310) 276-4537 to request a consultation visit at our facility, conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA at 462 North Linden Drive, Suite #414.
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