Encino Dental Implants
It’s no secret that your smile says a lot about your confidence and how you feel about yourself — in both your personal and professional life. Many people believe that losing teeth is just a natural process of growing old. The truth is, you can usually keep your teeth all your life if you take care of them; however, people lose teeth for many different reasons, sometimes in spite of excellent care:
- Tooth decay
- Large fillings
- Broken teeth
- Accident or trauma
- Gum disease
If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth, restoring the natural function and appearance of your smile can no doubt be difficult to accomplish, but with the help of Dr. Marilyn Calvo — and today’s modern cosmetic dentistry procedures — a full, natural-looking smile is much more attainable than ever before.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are strong, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. Not only do they provide the same function as your natural teeth, they look and feel so real that no one will be able to tell you ever lost a tooth to begin with. Implants also improve your overall oral health by preventing bone deterioration and preserving facial structure and if taken care of properly, they can last a lifetime.
A dental implant is a small, sturdy post that serves as the root structure for your new tooth. Titanium metal is used for the post because it is highly compatible with human bone and oral tissues. Dr. Calvo works with a periodontist who will place the dental implant(s) directly into the jawbone. After the natural bone has healed and bonded with the titanium post (this usually takes anywhere from three to six months while you wear a temporary crown) the implant is able to hold a dental bridge, crown or over-denture in just the same way the roots hold natural teeth in place.
Dental implants are an investment in your oral health. If you are wondering whether you are a candidate for dental implants, call our office or visit our request an appointment page. Dr. Calvo would be happy see you for a complimentary consultation where you’ll have a few minutes to ask any questions you might have before determining if you’re ready for a full examination.
Visit our affordable dental implants page and find out how Dr. Calvo can cut the cost of your dental implants by nearly half.
Visit our Smile Gallery to see before and after photos of how implants can change your life — and your smile.