Dental implants are a special type of restoration that has been called the gold standard in tooth replacement. Implants are supported not by the gums or other teeth but by the jawbone itself, just like natural teeth. If Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale dentist, recommends dental implants, you can be confident that you are getting one of the most advanced dental treatments in dentistry today.
The implant acts as the new root for your tooth. Other types of restorations replace only the crown, or visible part, of the tooth. This leaves the underlying bone tissue vulnerable to resorption, but it also can lead to excess strain on other teeth, instability and other problems. By replacing the root of the lost tooth, the implant is able to preserve the bone tissue and create a stable support for the new tooth.
Implants can be used with several types of restorations, including porcelain crowns, dental bridges and dentures. This allows them to be fully customized for your needs. The implants are placed first, and as you heal, the bone tissue will grow into and around the implant. The implant essentially becomes a part of the bone. Once the implant is securely integrated by the bone tissue, it can be permanently restored with the prosthetic of your choice.
You will not need any special tools or routines to take care of your new implants. You can brush and floss them along with your other teeth. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in dental implants in Glendale.