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What are dental implants?

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Was your tooth knocked out playing sports or is it required to be pulled due to extensive tooth decay or infection? This can be an excellent solution for emergency dentistry to replace a single tooth or several teeth.

Dental implants are a convenient and permanent treatment for missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed or replacement teeth. This has become a common procedure to gain a natural appearance. Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper and lower jawbone. The implants act as an anchor for replacement teeth or dentures.

Dental implants consist of:

  1. Implant - A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. The implant is embedded in the jaw.
  2. Abutment - A connector that fastens the prosthetic teeth to the implant. A small screw runs through the prosthesis and into the abutment to keep it tight.
  3. Arch or Crown - A strong prosthetic tooth and it is the top layer that is visible. Designed and fabricated as a custom fit in titanium, zirconium, or porcelain material.

Come in for a consultation at Cal Select Dental Group and we can discuss whether dental implants are the best solution for you. Please contact our office to book an appointment, we look forward to helping you restore your beautiful smile.

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