The modern dentistry age has yet to produce a restoration as consistent and successful as the dental implant. These state-of-the art tooth replacement options are realistic and lifelike. At the same time, they are versatile enough to support one or several artificial teeth. Even if you’re in need of a full dental arch, these top-of-the-line restorations can help! The best news? We specialize in placing them at Mid Peninsula Dental Specialists in Los Altos CA!
Firstly, an explanation is in order. Dental implants themselves are not replacement teeth! Instead, they consists of titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw. Over the course of several months, the post fuses seamlessly with the bone structure. Implants literally become a part of your body, and form as solid a supporting structure for artificial teeth as you could possibly need.
The Gold Standard For Restorations
Though it is known for its tooth replacement capabilities, one of the best, most unacknowledged aspects of implant dentistry is its ability to preserve bone mass in the jaw. One of the many damaging consequences of a lost or missing tooth is jaw and bone recession. Since the tooth root is missing, teeth are pushed into the empty spaces. This can create misalignment issues, make it hard to brush, and even precipitate the loss of additional teeth.
However, because an implant is part of the jaw, it stimulates the bone the way the tooth root once did. This means an implant not only helps you restore the gaps in your smile; it also helps preserve what’s already working!
At Mid Peninsula Dental Specialists in Los Altos CA, dental implants are rapidly becoming the gold standard in tooth replacement. Patients from Palo Alto and Mountain View also come to us for implant dentures. Contact us today!