Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth. When teeth are lost because of gum disease or an accident, dental implants may be a good option.
Many people choose implants to replace a single tooth or several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures (denture implants). Implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace the root of one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants are made of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials that are well accepted by the body. More than 5 million implants are placed each year by dentists in the United States.
Our dental implant patients come to us from Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Hills and neighboring areas.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer firm support to man-made teeth. Dentures, bridges or single teeth attached to the implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth-a very important benefit when eating and speaking.
This secure fit also helps man-made teeth feel more natural than typical bridges or dentures.
Some people may find implant-supported dentures more comfortable than dentures that do not use implants.
Where teeth are missing, dental implants also help keep the jawbone from shrinking.
Implants are a good value, because they can last a lifetime with good care.