We all appreciate authenticity in life. Whether it’s organic foods, vintage music, or classic cars, there is something to be said about things that can stand the test of time. And today, you can apply this same concept to your teeth. At Scola Family Dentistry, Dr. Valerie Scola uses reliable and realistic dental implants to bring back your winning smile.
When people think about tooth replacement treatments, dentures are often the first thing that comes to mind. Thanks to popular tv shows and movies, along with the personal experiences of millions of people who wear dentures, this form of tooth replacement is not the most desirable.
We’ve all heard stories or watched scenes involving dentures falling while a person is eating or talking. Unfortunately, these embarrassing moments happen every day for various reasons.
Dental bridges replace the part of a missing tooth, known as the crown, located just above the gum line. Traditional dentures are made with materials that replicate both gum tissue and crowns.
Well-fitted upper dentures are often held in place using natural suction created by the roof of your mouth’s anatomical structure. However, due to the anatomical structure of the floor of your mouth, lower dentures usually need extra support such as sheets, adhesive creams, powders, and strips.
Bridges, dentures, and crowns that utilize dental implants do not require extra support to keep them secure. Dental implants are comprised of two parts:
The Implant: The dental implant has a cylindrical shape and is surgically placed into your jawbone. The implants are made using a biocompatible material that fuses with the surrounding bone in a natural process called “osseointegration.” Once your implant is fully integrated into your jawbone, it will function as a secure root to hold that tooth in place.
The Replacement Tooth: Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Scola can install implants that support a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire mouthful of teeth. Because these artificial teeth are secured using implants that behave like the roots of your natural teeth, you never have to worry about dentures that slip out. They are designed to act like natural teeth. You can best preserve your dental implants by practicing good dental hygiene, such as regular flossing, brushing, and visits to Dr. Scola for routine cleaning and maintenance.
Don’t delay. Contact Scola Family Dentistry today at (951) 692-4221 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Scola to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile. Our office is located at 25095 Jefferson Ave. Suite 103 Murrieta, CA.
Dr. Valerie Scola of Scola Family Dentistry is a leading and reputed dentist in Murrieta, providing modern and customized dental care for everyone in your family! Dr. Scola comes from a dental family and graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2011 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. With over one and a half decades of experience, she is committed to the oral health of you and your entire family. This includes dealing with any fears that you may have about the dentist’s chair! Dr. Scola brings the best of modern dental care and technique to you by participating in continuing education courses. She is also a member of the Tri-County Dental Society, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Whether it is Invisalign, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, or even Dental Emergencies, reach out to Dr. Valerie Scola of Scola Family Dentistry for professional, yet gentle dental care!