In years past, an individual with missing teeth had only two options, dentures or bridges. Now, however, because of advancements in prosthodontics, our patients have the option of obtaining a dental implant that is practically identical to its surrounding teeth.
Here at Smooth Dental and Orthodontics, we work together with implant specialists to fabricate implant crowns, and we are known for some of the best dental implants La Habra and Santa Ana have to offer. An implant crown is custom-made from ceramic material to mimic the appearance of an actual tooth and is often indistinguishable from the real thing. The result is a perfectly restored smile that, with proper care, will retain its strength and appearance for years to come.
Depending on your individual case you will need a particular type of implant. The different types of implants include:
As with all teeth, an implant crown will need to be properly cleaned and maintained in order to remain strong and healthy. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing thoroughly once a day are the minimum requirements. A professional cleaning by a dental hygienist is recommended twice a year, as with all natural teeth, to ensure that no plaque or tartar are allowed to build up at the gum-line.
It is also best to avoid chewing any hard foods or objects such as ice and hard candy. Patients with the habit of grinding their teeth may need to take additional measures to ensure that they don’t damage the implant crowns. In these situations, nighttime mouth guards are sometimes recommended.
If you are considering dental implants you can contact us and receive a consultation for some of the best dental implants La Habra and Santa Ana have to offer. Dr. Tran will answer any questions you may have about the procedure and advise you on your best options. We use the latest technology and equipment and our team is fully trained to provide the best possible and most effective dental care to all our patients.