Maybe you've been hiding your smile for years, or perhaps recent dental damage has made you hesitant to show your grin. Fortunately, no matter how long you've been dealing with damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, it's not too late to complete your smile with the help of dental implants from Dr. John O'Grady's office in Danville, CA. Read on to learn what this permanent solution to tooth loss can do for you!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are screw-like posts that are affixed into your jaw bone to serve as the root for an artificial tooth. Unlike dentures, the implant will be permanent so there is no need to worry about shifting in your mouth, removal for cleaning/sleeping, or messy adhesives.
What can dental implants fix?
If you have teeth that are entirely missing, a dental implant is an excellent way to fill the gap. A severely deteriorated, chipped, cracked, or blemished tooth can also be replaced by a dental implant, making your tooth both attractive and fully functional. You will likely find it easier to bite, eat, and brush with a dental implant.
What is the procedure for dental implants?
At our Danville office, we will apply a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable before placing the implant under the gum and into the jawbone. As the bone grows around the dental implant, it will become secured. We will affix an artificial tooth, colored and shaped to match your natural teeth, onto the implant.
How do I care for my dental implants?
You will treat your dental implant just like your natural teeth, with proper brushing, flossing, and regular deep cleanings and examinations at our Danville office.
Interested? Contact us
Don't delay in making your smile one that you are proud to show off. Call our Danville office today at 925-820-5585 to learn more about dental implants!