Missing teeth affect millions of Americans each year. A dental implant is a dental restoration procedure that fills the space left when a tooth falls or is knocked out. The artificial replacement tooth, called a prosthetic, restores your facial stability and tooth function and allows you to smile with pride once more. Sekhar Chakka, DDS, provides dental implants at Stadium Dental & Orthodontics in Rancho Cucamonga, California. If you’re tired of hiding your smile, call the practice today or request an appointment online.
A lost tooth leaves a gap. This gap can be unsightly, making you self-conscious, and can lead to jaw instability and tooth movement.
A dental implant is a titanium post that screws into the jawbone, creating an artificial tooth root. When replacing a single tooth, an abutment — the tooth “inner” — sits on top of the implant. On top of the abutment sits a crown that forms the part of the tooth that shows above the gumline.
The three parts create one prosthetic tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chakka today to find out if dental implants are suitable for you.
Dr. Chakka and the Stadium Dental & Orthodontics team offer dental implants to replace a single tooth, two or more teeth, and entire arches.
A single-tooth replacement is the most common dental implant procedure. It involves one implant, an abutment, and a crown.
When two or more teeth are missing, a partial denture allows Dr. Chakka to replace several teeth spread across fewer implants.
If you’ve lost an entire dental arch, top or bottom, dental implants hold a replacement arch in place more firmly, securely, and comfortably than traditional dentures do.
Sometimes a person’s jawbone is too weak to support traditional dental implants. In these cases, Dr. Chakka offers same-day implants, which use a smaller post. The smaller size means Dr. Chakka can remove an existing tooth and place the implant and the crown all in the same appointment.
Dr. Chakka runs through your dental implant options and answers your questions so you can make an informed decision about the next stage in your treatment plan.
Dental implants have fast become a popular tooth restoration treatment. Their benefits include:
Call Stadium Dental & Orthodontics today to find out more about dental implants, or book a consultation through this website.