Dental Implants: The Best Answer to Missing Teeth

By Office of Dr. Hamrick-Stotts
September 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsYour Redlands, CA dentist can help you regain a complete smile for life.

When you are dealing with tooth loss it might feel like a losing battle, but your Redlands, CA dentist Dr. Brenna Hamrick-Stotts is here to tell you that dental implants can treat your tooth loss and give you back that healthy smile for a lifetime.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are your long-term solution for one or more missing teeth. While the process will certainly take longer than other treatments like dentures or dental bridges, it's worth the wait! Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that we surgically place into the jawbone of the missing tooth’s socket.

After a couple months of healing, your Redlands, CA dentist Dr. Hamrick-Stotts will uncover the implant and place an abutment on top. This piece serves to connect the implant that is under the gums with an artificial tooth that sits above the gums. We will give the gums a couple more weeks to heal, and then your last visit will entail placing your custom dental crown over the implant.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants certainly boast a multitude of benefits for those who get them:

Built for life: If properly cared for, dental implants are designed to last you the rest of your life. Even though nothing beats natural teeth, dental implants are the next best thing. They are strong, resilient and both look and act just like a natural tooth.

Preserve jawbone health: When you lose a tooth, the tooth roots no longer stimulate the jawbone, which means that bone cells will start to die. In order to protect your bone health, you must opt for a treatment that stimulates the production of new bone cells, which only dental implants can do. Preserve your natural facial structure and promote a healthy jawbone with implants.

Easy to care for: You might think that complex dental work such as implants would require a lot of extra care, but, happily, they don't! Treat your implants just like you would the rest of your smile - brush twice and floss once a day. Also, keep up with those six-month cleanings with Dr. Hamrick-Stotts at her Redlands, CA office.

Renewed confidence: Anyone who has had to deal with an incomplete smile knows that it can be embarrassing, particularly when out in public. But dental implants restore your smile, and, with it, your appearance. A new tooth is certainly something to smile about!

These are only some of the benefits you can look forward to when you get dental implants in Redlands, CA. Find out if dental implants are right for your smile needs by scheduling a consultation with us today. It’s never too late to get back that beautiful smile.