If you have lost one or more teeth, our skilled dentist may recommend dental implants. Implants are used to permanently replace your missing teeth and restore the appearance, health, and functionality of your smile. The implant itself, a small screw-like post, is surgically inserted in the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. Dr. Garth Collins works closely with some of the best local oral surgeons to ensure the best possible results. During a period of healing, which typically lasts a few months, the bone tissues grow around the implant and help to anchor it in place. Our dentist will then place a custom-made dental implant restoration on top of the implant, which replaces the crown of the missing tooth. This restores the beauty of your smile and allows you to chew, speak, and eat as usual once again. Based on your individual dental needs and which teeth are missing, your implant restoration may be:
- A dental crown
- A bridge
- A complete or partial denture
Implant restorations are custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically. With proper care, your dental implant can last a lifetime, providing a stable, natural-looking restoration for your smile. For more information about dental implants in Folsom, California, we invite you to call or visit our office today.