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Dental Implants Specialist

Legacy Dental Group: A Wechsler Family Practice

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Simi Valley, CA

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there’s no better option than dental implants. At Legacy Dental Group: A Wechsler Family Practice in Simi Valley, California, Mitchell Wechsler, DDS, and the team of oral health professionals perform oral surgery for dental implants to fill gaps in your smile. Implants support natural-looking prosthetics that not only enhance your appearance, but also improve chewing, speech, and digestion. To learn more, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can support highly functional, natural-looking prosthetic teeth. The root is a titanium post inserted into your jawbone. Once it’s placed, prosthetic teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, are attached to the implant.

With an implant, your replacement teeth won’t be slipping or shifting around inside your mouth. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.

How do dental implants work?

Placing dental implants involves oral surgery. You’ll be placed under general anesthesia so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure.

Your dentist uses a special dental drill to surgically insert the implant directly into your jawbone. After the implant has been strategically placed, your jaw will need time to heal and fully integrate the implant. This will take a few months and is called “osseointegration.”

Once your jawbone is fully healed, you’ll return to the office to have your permanent restoration attached to your implant. This could be a crown, bridge, or denture. Once your replacement teeth are attached, you’ll have a new, improved smile and you’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Sure, dental implants improve your smile and boost your self-confidence, but did you know they also provide lasting oral health benefits? When you’re missing teeth, neighboring teeth shift over into the empty spaces, leading to crooked teeth. The result is a mouth that’s harder to keep clean. Over time, plaque and tartar can build up and lead to decay or gum disease.

With implants, you fill those gaps in your smile and prevent harmful tooth shifting. This can significantly lower your risk of serious oral health problems and any future need for costly, invasive dental procedures.

How long do dental implants last?

As long as you take excellent care of your dental implants, there’s no reason they can’t last you a lifetime. Make sure to continue brushing and flossing, and maintain your regular visits to Legacy Dental Group: A Wechsler Family Practice for dental cleanings and exams.

Would you like to learn more about dental implants to replace missing teeth? It’s as easy as calling Legacy Dental Group: A Wechsler Family Practice or using the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.