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Posts for: August, 2018

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
August 27, 2018
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsAre the gaps in your smile causing your self-esteem to plummet or making chewing harder than it should be? If so, you could benefit from dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Restoring your smile has never been easier, but understanding how this procedure works and what to expect from it is crucial in ensuring that it is the best treatment for you. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim at locations in Newport Beach, CA, and Garden Grove, CA.

What is a dental implant? 
Dental implants are a step apart from other tooth replacement options like dental bridges or dentures. Rather than only replacing a tooth and filling the gap in your smile, an implant replaces the tooth’s root as well, stimulating the bone under the gap the same way a natural tooth would and stopping bone atrophy in its tracks. The root replacement design also allows your new tooth to function exactly as your natural teeth.

Parts of a Dental Implant 
The crown itself has three main components: the fixture, the abutment, and the prosthetic. The implant’s fixture is a screw-like post made of titanium which your dentist implants directly into the bone under your missing tooth. During the healing process, the bone grows around the fixture, anchoring it into place and ensuring that your replacement prosthetic tooth, held in place on the fixture by the abutment, has a solid foundation on which to sit for many years to come.

The Benefits of Dental Implants in Newport Beach, CA, and Garden Grove, CA
Dental implants’ most obvious benefit is the full, beautiful smile they provide. However, they also have other, unseen benefits that could potentially save your smile from serious dental complications. Implants stimulate the jawbone to prevent bone atrophy, a process where the bone breaks down and degrades due to lack of use. Additionally, implants do not require any extra steps in your daily oral care routine. Simply brush twice a day and floss your teeth as you would normally to keep implants clean and healthy.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim at locations in Newport Beach, CA, and Garden Grove, CA. Call (949) 675-7750 to schedule your appointment at the Newport Beach location or (714) 537-0550 to schedule your appointment at the Garden Grove location today!