A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth used to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants are a highly stable and long-lasting type of tooth replacement, working to replace both the root and the crown of your tooth to improve your oral health and quality of life long-term as well as restoring your smile.
Implants consist of two main parts: an implant post and an implant restoration. The implant post is a screw, usually made of titanium, that is surgically inserted into your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the tooth root and provides a stable foundation for your restoration. After the post has been placed, there will be a healing period to allow it to bond with your supporting bone. Following this healing period, our dentist, Dr. Elizabeth Kim, will create a custom restoration to cap the post and complete your treatment. This restoration may be a crown, bridge or denture depending on your individual needs and how many teeth you are replacing.
Implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural tooth. When properly cared for with good oral hygiene and regular preventive care at our office, your implant can last for a lifetime.
We welcome you to contact our office today at 949.446.0700 to schedule your consultation and find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Lake Forest, California. We at Lake Forest Dental look forward to helping you regain your smile.