The dental implants of today have been in use for several decades and are considered one of the safest and most effective dental treatments available today. They offer consistent, predictable results for most patients and can be a great way to replace lost teeth. Our Northridge dentist may recommend dental implants if you are missing one or more teeth and are interested in a permanent replacement option.
Dental implants are usually made of a biocompatible material called titanium. The bone integrates with the titanium in a process known as osseointegration, and this creates a new artificial root for a replacement tooth, which can consist of a porcelain crown, a dental bridge, or dentures. When supported by dental implants, these prosthetics offer strong, secure restorations that can last 20 years or more.
Most patients are candidates for dental implants if they are healthy enough to undergo dental surgery and have sufficient bone tissue to support the implant. Patients with inadequate bone density may need to undergo an additional procedure to build up the lost bone tissue and ensure the best outcome. Give us a call today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in dental implants in Northridge.