Did you know there is a whole week dedicated to smiling? It is known as National Smile Week, and it lasts for the second week in August. The trouble is, if you have any missing teeth, you might not feel like smiling, even if everyone is celebrating. If this describes you, Dr. Ghina Morad may have a solution if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are prosthetic teeth, but they differ from dentures. They consist of a titanium post that Dr. Morad places in your jaw bone. For this to be successful, you need sufficient bone density, which will be assessed before beginning any implant procedure. The post will fuse with the jaw bone as the bone heals – this is known as osseointegration. Once the implant has healed in place, the post is capped with a natural-looking crown to match the surrounding teeth.
Why Are They a Good Choice?
Implants are a good choice for replacing missing teeth because they are a long-term solution that can last a lifetime with proper care. The post supports and stimulates the jaw bone, promoting the healthy regeneration of the bone. Dental implants are secure and natural-looking, which means you can still eat your favorite foods, talk, and smile without worrying about the implant slipping or looking awkward. They are also simple to care for; just brush and floss normally and keep your regular dental checkups.
How Do You Know If They Are Right for You?
The implant procedure is surgical in nature, so good candidates for dental implants will initially be qualified for surgery. It is vital that the patient has good bone density and that the implant is placed by a dental professional for the highest rate of success. If you do not qualify for implants, do not despair; Dr. Morad can discuss other options with you.
How Can You Learn More?
The best way to know if dental implants are right for getting your smile back is to consult with Dr. Morad in person. Contact our office in San Carlos, CA to schedule your visit today!