A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into a patients’ jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury or some other reason. They are a permanent solution that look and feel natural, like ones’ own teeth. With dental implants, the mouth is restored as closely as possible to its natural state. By replacing the entire tooth, including the root, it is possible to replicate the function of natural teeth, with a strong and stable foundation that enables comfortable biting and chewing.

Dental implants also preserve the integrity of facial structures, preventing bone resorption that would otherwise take place with the loss of teeth, and the facial structures remain intact. With implant supported replacement teeth, ones’ smile appears more natural. Also, when using dental implants, adjacent teeth are not compromised to replace the missing ones. The overall quality of life is greatly enhanced with replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. It is much easier to care for an implant supported crown, which can be cleaned like natural tooth. As a result of improved appearance, function, comfort and health, the self-esteem and confidence of many people using dental implants is restored.

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way from its traditional tasks of teeth replacement and restoration. Now it can provide many improved facilities which effectively deal with all dental issues. Current lifestyle choices expose people to a variety of substances that can lead to discoloration and tooth decay. Things such as smoking, alcohol, tea and coffee are among those that normally lead to teeth staining. Discoloration may also take place as a result of medication. This is where teeth whitening treatments are very effective.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental implants and teeth whitening, call The Dental Office Encino at 818-300-0333, or you can request consultation online.