Beginner's Guide: Dental Implants

Do you miss the smile you once had? Would you love to get it back? Then dental implants may be for you. Dental implants are an effective and popular way to replace your missing teeth to help you get the smile that you deserve. They are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. Dental implants are made to look and feel completely natural. Dr. Peter Cooper believes that patients deserve a smile they are comfortable with, and dental implants may be a great option for you.

The Dental Implant Proceduresideview of a dental implant

Dental implants are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw. Here they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. After the implants are put into place, the bone around the implant heals. The implant stays strong by the bone holding it into place. This process allows the implants to never slip or make embarrassing noises like dentures. Some patients may need to wait until the implant is completely unified, which can take several months. Other patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed in one visit.

Dental Implant Options for You:

  1. All-On-Four Implants: Patients who need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. Four implants are placed and attached for a full arch of teeth.
  2. Multiple Implants: For patients who are missing more than one tooth, but still have health gums and surrounding teeth. Two fixtures are implanted and the crown is attached. The natural teeth stay intact.
  3. Single Implant: If a single tooth has been lost, it can be replaced with a dental implant. The new tooth will look and function like your natural teeth.

Don’t Wait: Acquire That New Smile

If you feel you are a candidate for a new smile through dental implants, discuss it carefully with Dr. Cooper. Dental implants have an overall success rate of about 95% when properly taken care of. Some patients may see an improvement in their overall health and may be able to eat hard foods again like nuts and certain fruits.
Choosing to change your lifestyle through dental surgery is a big decision to make. Contact our Pasadena office today to discuss dental implants with Dr. Cooper and to see if implants are a perfect opportunity for you.
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Pasadena Dental Implants
175 S. El Molino, Suite 4
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-1241
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