Dental implants are an alternative to conventional tooth replacements, such as bridges or dentures. Implants replace the root as well as the crown of the lost tooth. They are considered more comfortable, more stable and more aesthetic than other types of restorations. Dr. Martirosyan, Glendale dentist, can help you decide if implants are right for you.
Common questions about implants include:
1. What are dental implants?
Implants are titanium devices that look like screws or cylinders. They are surgically implanted in the upper or lower jawbone to support artificial teeth as a replacement root.
2. How are they different from bridges and dentures?
They do not require healthy teeth to be cut down, and they are not removed for cleaning or soaking. You will not need adhesives or special cleaning tools, and your implants will stay securely in place while you eat anything you want.
3. How are they placed?
Implants can be placed right in our office. They are positioned just like the natural root of the tooth and then covered to allow the bone to heal around the implant. Within a few weeks or months, the implant is fully integrated with the bone and can support an abutment post, which will support the final restoration. Finally, Dr. Martirosyan will fit and place the restoration of your choice, which may be a crown, bridge or denture.
Implants offer several benefits and can last a lifetime with greater stability and comfort. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martirosyan, dental implants dentist in Glendale.