Dental Implants Torrance

Tooth loss can have a significant effect on your life. You may suffer from a loss of self-esteem, feel self-conscious about your appearance, change your diet, suffer from speech impediments and be faced with uncomfortable dentures or dental bridges that require the alteration of healthy tooth structure. Another alternative is available: dental implants. Our expert for dental implants in Torrance can restore your beautiful, healthy smile with artificial tooth roots that fuse with your jawbone just like your own natural tooth roots.

Tooth loss is quite common particularly with age. In fact, most adults over the age of 35 have lost at least one tooth. Most frequently, teeth are lost due to cavities, accidents or severe gum disease. Restoring lost teeth is essential to maintaining good dental health.

Dental implants are generally made of biocompatible titanium, and they are implanted into the socket of the missing tooth. They are allowed time to heal as the jawbone begins to grow around them before the prosthetic tooth is attached to them. Our Torrance dental implants specialist can use dental implants with dental crowns to replace single missing teeth or with dental bridges to replace several missing teeth. We can also use several dental implants to provide a support for dentures and replace an entire arch of teeth.

Torrance Dental Implants Specialist

Our specialist for dental implants in Torrance recommends dental implants as a healthier alternative to most other tooth replacement option for patients who are healthy enough to undergo dental surgery. That is because dental implants are designed to look, feel and function just like your own natural teeth and help preserve your jawbone density. Once your implants have healed, you will be able to eat anything you want, your facial structure will be preserved and you can have the confidence that accompanies this type of permanent tooth restoration.

Not all our patients are candidates for dental implants. If you smoke, have uncontrolled diabetes or uncontrolled high blood pressure, you may be at an increased risk of suffering certain types of complications, infection or implant rejection. However, dental implants have an extremely high success rate of more than 98 percent. If you are missing one or more teeth, our Torrance dental implants expert can help you learn if you are a candidate for the procedure.

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