You’re not alone! Did you know that 69% of adults between the ages of 35-44 have lost one or more of their permanent teeth?
Dental implants are a permanent replacement for your natural teeth. Unlike dentures and dental bridges, they are surgically attached to the jaw bone and help prevent the bone from deteriorating. Dental implants with Dr. Dennis Prat in Oakland, CA are easy to care for and do not usually require significant changes to your surrounding teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and functioning for the rest of your life.
Implant dentistry can improve your life with the following benefits:
To understand implant dentistry, it is a good idea to learn more about the parts of a dental implant. Dental implants are composed of three parts. First, the titanium implant replaces the root of the tooth. It is surgically placed in the jaw bone. Because titanium is compatible with the body, the jaw bone will naturally fuse with the implant through a process called osseointegration. Next, an abutment is attached to the titanium implant. The abutment sits above the gums and provides a surface onto which the crown can be placed. The crown replaces the visible part of your tooth. It is colored and shaped to match the rest of your teeth.
Implant dentistry can be used in a number of ways. Two common ways in which dental implants are used include replacing individual teeth or supporting a set of dentures in order to replace a full set of teeth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge.
Dr. Prat practices implant dentistry and is eager to help you receive the replacement teeth for which you have been waiting. If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Oakland, CA, contact Dr. Prat’s office today.