Tooth loss is a serious problem. People who suffer from this condition can find chewing, speaking and other normal activities extremely difficult. The appearance of a missing tooth can also diminish a person’s self-confidence. If tooth loss is left untreated, more serious issues can occur. These include tooth shifts, deterioration of the jawbone and loss of facial structure. The office of Fairfield Dentistry is dedicated to helping you restore your smile and make it beautiful and healthy once again.
Dental Implants can be a healthy and effective solution to combat the problems that go along with missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and act as roots for artificial teeth. Not only does this restore the appearance of your teeth, but it also offers a stable and permanent solution. Best of all, the placement of titanium implants prevents the jaw bone deterioration that is associated with tooth loss. Our office offers both subperiosteal implants and endosteal implants.
Subperiosteal Implants: These implants are placed onto the jaw bone rather than into it and are often a good option for patients who do not have strong enough bone to support other types of implants. Although most of the implant is under the gum, posts remain exposed above the gums. The artificial tooth or teeth will attach to these posts.
Endosteal implants: These implants typically require two surgeries. During the first surgery, the implant is inserted directly into the jawbone. The surrounding gum tissue is left to heal and once that is done, a second surgery is conducted. This surgery involves connecting a post to the original implant. Finally, artificial teeth are attached to the post individually or grouped with a denture or bridge.
For patients suffering from tooth loss, dental implants often offer the best option for a healthy and beautiful smile.
If you are seeking a permanent solution to tooth loss, contact our office at (925) 255-1485 to schedule a consultation. The experts at Fairview Dental are here to serve you!