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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
August 19, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Whether you are missing one tooth or many, you know how uncomfortable that gap can be, not to mention impacting the appearance of your smile. Teeth fall out or require removal for many reasons, but you don't have to live with the void from a missing tooth. Dental implants from the Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, offices of Dr. Timothy Bui restore your smile to its best.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace a missing tooth using a metal post and an artificial tooth. The post is screwed into the jaw bone, which regrows to hold it permanently in place. This serves as the root for an artificial tooth. It is then topped with a custom-made dental crown.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Appearance: Dental implants use an artificial tooth that is shaped, sized, and tinted to match the rest of your teeth, so it looks natural and healthy. Because the post is implanted into the bone, there will be no noticeable metal portion either.
  • Convenience: While dentures require removal for cleaning and sleeping, dental implants are permanent. You can eat with them and brush them just like natural teeth. No rinses and soaks are needed, just use your normal toothbrush and paste.
  • Comfort: Patients may find that dentures shift around in the mouth or irritate their gums as they get used to them. However, you won't even notice your dental implant, as it feels just like a normal tooth.
  • Health: A dental implant from our Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, office improves your oral health. The space from a missing tooth can easily become infected from bacterial growth, which can spread and damage the gums and surrounding teeth. An implant protects the mouth and helps keep the jaw bone strong.

For more information on dental implants, call Dr. Bui in our Newport Beach, CA, office at 949-675-7750 or our Garden Grove, CA, office at 714-537-0550.

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