By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
May 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out why dental implants might be the best solution for treating your tooth loss.dental implants

Our Pasadena, CA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Jerry Johnson understands that dealing with tooth loss can take a real toll on your oral health or your self-esteem. Don’t you want a restoration that is strong, reliable and boasts a long life? We thought so! Then it might be time to turn your attention to dental implants.

What is a dental implant?

We’re so glad you asked! A dental implant is the best alternative to replacing your missing teeth for many healthy individuals dealing with tooth loss. No matter whether you are missing just one tooth or a whole row of teeth, dental implants can help. After all, dental implants can support everything from a single dental crown to a full set of dentures.

How do I get a dental implant?

Once we determine that you are a good candidate for treatment, the next step is to get surgery so that our Pasadena, CA, dentist can place the implant into the jawbone. This procedure can be done right here in our office under local anesthesia, which will numb the area completely so you can feel comfortable during your procedure.

It will take a single dental implant a couple months to naturally meld together with the bone so the implant can be permanent. If there is rarely any bone loss then, the dental implant will integrate with the bone more quickly than if there is some bone deterioration.

From there, the implant is revealed to place an abutment on top. Once the gums heal around the abutment, the dental crown or other restoration can be placed on top.

Am I right for dental implants?

While most healthy adults dealing with tooth loss are good candidates for dental implants, this is still something that our Pasadena, CA, general dentist will have to determine. We will examine your mouth and run x-rays to determine the health of your jawbone before we decide your candidacy. If you are looking to get dental implants in Pasadena, CA, then it’s time you called Dr. Johnson, who has been caring for Pasadena residents for over 30 years.

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