Explore Dental Implants in La Habra, CA
Tooth loss is much more than a cosmetic concern. In fact, missing teeth can negatively impact normal dental function, making eating and speaking more difficult for the patient. If you currently have missing teeth and are considering dental implants, the La Habra office of Dr. Patrick O’Connor offers this permanent solution to tooth loss.
Virtually all dental professionals consider dental implants to be the best option for recreating a natural-looking and healthy smile. Dental implants permanently restore oral function, and they don’t cause any of the side effects that may occur when patients choose removable teeth replacement options such as dentures.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts or “roots” that Dr. O’Connor directly places into the jaw bone. This base piece fuses with the existing bone to create an incredibly strong foundation for the artificial tooth that is then placed on top of the post. This method results in a natural looking and feeling, totally stable tooth. You can opt for dental implants that replace one tooth at a time, or you can replace multiple missing teeth with more comprehensive implant-supported restorations.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike other traditional solutions for patients with missing teeth, dental implants:
*Feel and function just like natural teeth and are virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth
*Require the same oral care as natural teeth - no additional maintenance is required
*Are robust, incredibly stable, and won’t shift around while eating and speaking
*Can be placed with minimal downtime or pain
*Promote a healthy jaw bone
Dental Implants compared to Traditional Dentures
Most patients who wear traditional, removable dentures -- whether full or partial – often experience slipping and sliding problems while eating or talking. When dentures shift, they can rub on the sensitive gum tissues and may create gum sores. Along with these common concerns, traditional dentures require you to perform extra care each morning and night, including detailed brushing and soaking of the false teeth.
While traditional dentures can be an exhausting commitment, dental implants eliminate virtually all of the negatives associated with false teeth. As implants are permanently fixed to the jaw, this restoration won’t slip and slide during wear and will stay comfortably in place - allowing you to speak and eat with confidence.
La Habra dental implants by Dr. O’Connor can deliver a reliable solution for missing teeth that will improve your overall health and wellness, and the appearance of your smile.
Contact Dr. Patrick O’Connor in La Habra, CA today!
As part of your complimentary implant consultation, our La Habra implant dentist will determine the exact amount of jaw bone present and determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. For more information on the benefits of dental implants in La Habra, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!