Dental Implants services

If there are things about your smile you’d like to change, dental implants offer a number of benefits. Dental implants are an area of specialty for Subodh Swaroop, DDS, and the team at Smile HB Dental & Orthodontics in Huntington Beach, California. When you’re ready to learn more, booking a face-to-face consultation takes just moments online or over the phone

Restorative Dentistry Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are stable and lasting tooth replacements used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or arches of teeth. 

A screw made of titanium, the implant post, is surgically placed in your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and makes sure that your dental restoration is solid.

Why would I need dental implants?

Dental implants might be necessary if you have missing teeth but cannot or don’t want to get crowns, bridges, or dentures. It’s essential to replace a lost tooth, as the consequences of removing or losing a tooth can grow into a much larger problem as time passes.

You might need dental implants if:

  • You are missing one or more teeth
  • You are experiencing bone loss in the jaw area
  • You have a severely cracked tooth or broken tooth that can’t be saved
  • You have loose fitting dentures or partials

You may also need dental implants if you have a hollow look to your facial appearance. Often this happens to people who have dentures. Because dentures don’t stimulate bone growth as implants do, the bone continues to deteriorate over time, resulting in a sunken appearance. Implants can help solve this problem.

Smile HB Dental & Orthodontics team offers the best in dental implants. Call the office if you think you might be a good candidate.

What is recovery like for dental implants?

The bone often needs a healing period to begin bonding with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, your dentist will place the replacement tooth, or dental implant restoration, which fits on top of the implant post.

Depending on your specific dental needs and missing teeth, your implant restoration might involve a dental bridge, crown, or partial or complete denture. Each dental implant is custom made to suit your smile aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to its optimal appearance, health, and function. A dental implant is an excellent option for restoring your smile because implants are designed to feel, function, and look just like your natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your dental implant consultation, please call the office. Online booking is also an option, allowing you to schedule from home any time of day or night.