How dental implants replace missing teeth within the smile
Understanding dental implants, what they are, and how they work is critical if you are looking into ways of permanently replacing missing or damaged teeth. Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) of Dos Caminos Dental in Camarillo, California, is pleased to offer this as an alternative to dentures, partials, and bridges.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small post surgically placed into your jawbone to act like a tooth root. It attaches primarily to the bone, which provides an anchor for the new tooth or teeth. Dental implants are more permanent than traditional bridges, dentures, and crowns because they fuse with your natural bone over time, creating a firm bond.
What can I expect when considering dental implants to replace missing teeth?
The process starts with a consultation with Dr. Soltanirad, who will assess your mouth and suggest a treatment plan. The implant is embedded in the jawbone and allowed to heal. Once the dental implant has fully healed, an abutment or post is attached to the implant, allowing replacement teeth to be mounted on top.
What types of implants are available?
Dental implants come in all different shapes and sizes depending on your needs, with some designed to replace single teeth while others can be used to support multiple teeth or even full sets of dentures. Dr. Soltanirad of Dos Caminos Dental in Camarillo, California, often uses titanium metal implants that are biocompatible with the human body. He offers everything from mini-implants to full-mouth implants depending on the patient’s unique tooth replacement needs.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are long-lasting and provide a secure and comfortable restoration of your natural teeth. They can last a lifetime with proper care and attention, making them one of the most reliable tooth replacement options available today.
Schedule a visit at Dos Caminos Dental today!
If you are considering dental implants, talk with Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) about whether or not this option is right for you. He can answer any questions you might have about the process so you can make an educated decision about your oral health.
Call (805) 427-8841 to request an appointment at 2438 Ponderosa Drive N. C-111.