Dental Art of South Bay
Dentists located in South Bay, Torrance, CA
Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, most commonly as a result of disease and tooth decay. Dental implants help stabilize dentures, crowns, or bridges. Dr. Dana Samet provides dental implants to her patients and repeatedly sees the successful results of this advanced technology. Call the Torrance, California, office or book online to discuss dental implants.
Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are advanced hardware that acts as artificial tooth roots. Dr. Samet surgically fuses these artificial tooth roots to your jawbone to ensure your crown, bridge, or dentures can stay securely in place.
Dental implants can be made from different types of bone-like or metallic ceramic materials that are safe and compatible with your body tissue.
There are standard size dental implants, but other shapes and sizes are available to fit your needs. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Once the prosthetic implant screws fuse with your living jawbone, it will need time to heal, which usually takes between three to six months.
Once the healing process is completed, you’ll return to Dr. Samet's office so she can install your dental prosthesis. The prosthesis acts just as your natural teeth would.
Why would I need dental implants?
You might need dental implants if your dentures keep falling out and don’t fit comfortably. If tooth loss has negatively impacted your speech, dental implants can help to improve it.
The primary reason most people receive dental implants is tooth loss. Tooth loss is more common than most people realize, and it can be caused by:
- Injury to the teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Age-related tooth decay
What are the benefits of dental implants?
The benefits of dental implants are countless. Patients are continuously impressed with how dental implants stabilize artificial teeth, allowing them to feel and act just like natural teeth.
The implants can also preserve a damaged jawbone and allow you to resume your regular eating habits. Studies show that in most cases, dental implants have a 95% success rate, making them a safe, effective alternative to traditional methods.
They can improve your overall oral health as well as giving you more confidence to smile. Because the implants fuse with your jawbone, they don’t rely on nearby teeth for support and are 100% secure and stable.
For patients who are unable to wear dentures, Dr. Samet uses dental implants to support cemented bridges. She has extensive experience with providing dental implants and assesses your dental health before helping you decide on a plan of action.
An ardent advocate for dental implants, Dr. Samet encourages you to call or book online to inquire about this exciting tooth root replacement solution.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!