Are You Missing Teeth?

If you compare a natural tooth to a dental implant, you will find they are very similar. Both have a crown, which is the visible part of the tooth that helps you to eat and speak; and the root which is what holds the tooth in place in your jawbone. A dental implant is one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth in your smile and our dentists, Dr. Homa H. Zadeh and associates will be happy to see you at Brighton Specialty Dental Group for a consultation for dental implants in Ventura, California.

A lost tooth affects more than you appearance. It also impacts your ability to eat and speak and can result in a loss of bone mass in your jaw. An implant not only replaces the missing crown, but also the root, which helps keep the jawbone strong and healthy. Placing the titanium post is the first step. Titanium is very biocompatible and is used in many medical procedures. Once the implant site has healed, which includes allowing the bone to grow around the implant, a dentist will add an abutment to the post and finally place the crown. You can also talk to our dentists about having a temporary crown placed on the tooth while the site heals. Other options may include a single stage implant or even having your implants placed on the same day your tooth is extracted, if that is required.