Dental Implants – Torrance, CA
Regain a Strong, Healthy Smile
If you lose any number of teeth, it could negatively impact your oral health, your confidence, and your overall wellbeing. There are a few different options for replacement, but at Torrance Dentistry, we will typically strongly recommend dental implants in Torrance, CA that look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth; they’ll also prevent bone loss in your jaw. Contact our dental office today if you have any questions or would like to schedule your first consultation.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Replacing Tooth Roots: Dental implants are the only kind of restoration that stimulates your jaw to prevent the deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
- Enhanced Diet: You’ll be able to eat and drink anything you want thanks to the strength and stability of your new teeth.
- Durability: With minimal maintenance, you can expect your dental implant to last for decades without needing to be replaced.
- Preserve Natural Teeth: Unlike a traditional dental bridge, there’s no need to make any alterations to your remaining teeth before a dental implant is placed.
Indications for Dental Implants
You may be a candidate for dental implants if you’re missing at least one tooth. We’ll recommend a different number of implant posts and different kinds of restorations depending on the situation.
Missing One Tooth
With a single dental implant, we can replace your missing tooth with an all-ceramic dental crown. The crown will be shaded so that it matches your natural teeth, and the metal implant post will be hidden beneath the gum line; most people won’t even realize that you have a false tooth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Three or more teeth in a row can be replaced by a dental bridge supported by two implants. A bridge consists of two crowns that support one or more prosthetic teeth. This is a cost-effective solution when the gap in your smile is too wide for a single crown to fill.
Missing All Teeth
You can get implant-retained dentures if all the teeth in your upper or lower arch are missing. They’re fixed in place, so you won’t have to worry about them slipping. You can also get removable overdentures that can still be cleaned outside the mouth while still enjoying the benefits of dental implants.
Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
Thanks to Dr. Steve Yabuno and his in-house periodontists, we can provide the entire dental implant procedure right here in-office. There’s no need to travel to another dental office across town or to put your smile in the hands of a specialist that you’re unfamiliar with. You can enjoy the convenience and comfort of having both dental implant surgery and the restoration handled by a team you’re already familiar with.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Implant-retained dentures will carry a very different price than an implant-retained dental crown. The extent of tooth loss, the type of restoration needed, the placement of the implant and other factors all need to be taken into account. Remember that getting dental implants is a long-term investment since they last for decades; this can ultimately make them a more cost-effective alternative to traditional bridges and dentures that need to be replaced every 5 to 15 years.