Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in American adults, and tooth decay also frequently results in tooth loss. However, teeth can also be avulsed, or knocked out, in an accident.
Car accidents, sports accidents, fights or even child’s play can leave an otherwise beautiful smile with an unsightly gap or several gaps. If you are missing a tooth, our Westlake Village dental implants expert can help.
Dental implants date back more than five decades. Orthopedic surgeon and professor Per-Ingvar Branemark experimented with implanting titanium rods into rabbits. The titanium would fuse with the bone tissue. His discovery led to further research that resulted in the most natural tooth restoration option we have today. Our expert in dental implants in Westlake Village may recommend dental implants to many of our patients who have lost a tooth because they are strong, durable and look and feel incredibly natural.
When just one tooth is missing, a dental implant can be inserted into the bone to support a porcelain crown. Several teeth can be replaced with dental implants and porcelain crowns, or dental bridges and dentures can be used along with dental implants to support them.
Dental Implants Westlake Village
While dental implants are often considered a more comfortable, aesthetic restoration, our expert in dental implants in Westlake Village also recommends them because they are healthier. When a tooth is lost, the bone begins to break down and become absorbed by the body. Placing dental implants reduces this risk. The implant helps stimulate the bone tissue to keep it strong and healthy.
Dental implants have an extremely high success rate and can help many patients enjoy healthier smiles. However, they may not be appropriate for all patients. Smoking and certain health conditions may need to be addressed before continuing with the procedure. Our Westlake Village dental implants expert can help you determine if they are right for you and complete the necessary restorations that give you the smile of your dreams.
Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our Westlake Village dentist.