When you have lost a tooth (or multiple teeth), a dental implant can serve as an artificial tooth root. This implant, once in place, allows for various forms of artificial teeth to be attached, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implants offered by Dr. Valerie Scola and the team at Scola Family Dentistry in Murrieta, CA, provide a durable, long-term solution for people who suffer from teeth that are missing due to extraction, falling out, or from some form of trauma. Whatever the reason behind your missing tooth/teeth, dental implants are a significant next step.
Dental implants provide a comfortable and durable solution for replacing a missing tooth’s roots. That is important for several reasons. When you lose a tooth, the stimulation provided by the tooth’s roots to the jawbone is now missing. Over time, this can cause deterioration of the jawbone, among other dental issues. To prevent long-term dental problems from occurring due to a missing tooth, dentists utilize titanium dental implants. This implant is inserted into the jawbone where, through osseointegration, the jawbone fuses to the titanium implant. That is what creates the durable and robust nature of the implant. The dental implant itself consists of three components:
Hundreds of thousands of people have found that implant-supported dentures provide several benefits over traditional complete dentures. Not only are they practical and long-lasting, but they provide a comfort level and functionality that slip-in dentures cannot match. Many who choose conventional dentures do not wear them as much as they probably should. That could be because a slip in dentures can rub against the gums, causing agitated gums. Another reason is that they sometimes do not stay in place and can be a nuisance when eating. With implant-supported dentures, you will have dentures that remain in place comfortably and allow you to live your life with confidence. Here are some other benefits patients have found with implant-supported dentures.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and implant-supported dentures in the Murrieta, CA area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Valerie Scola. Schedule an appointment by calling the Scola Family Dentistry team at (951) 692-4221.
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!