Dental Implants in Pasadena
Whether you lost one tooth or several, the long-term health of your smile depends on your choice of replacement. While traditional restorations help patients resume normal dental functions, only dental implants can serve as effective substitutes for both teeth and their roots. At Pasadena Periodontal Associates, our team helps patients regain a complete smile with dental implants.
If you have lost teeth to either trauma or disease, call our office to schedule your consultation!
Consequences of Tooth Loss and How Implants Work
Your smile was meant to support a complete set of healthy, functional teeth. When even one tooth is lost, a process known as resorption begins and can leave you with a prematurely aged appearance. Along with a shrinking jawbone, neighboring teeth begin to shift out of place and towards the gap. While traditional restorations can prevent this movement, they do not replace the actual roots to effectively preserve the jawbone.
Dental implants are titanium posts which serve as new roots. Once implant posts are fully integrated, the restoration of your choice is affixed, completing your smile. Depending on your needs, you will either receive a single-unit crown, a bridge, or full denture to preserve your jawbone and help you smile and function with full confidence. A complete set of teeth is vital for proper digestion, which goes a long way toward preserving your health in general.
Implant Treatment at Pasadena Periodontal Associates
During an initial consultation, Dr. Berry fully examines your oral health and determines if dental implants are the right treatment for you. Patients who have already experienced resorption can benefit from pre-treatment provided in-office to ensure implants successfully integrate. Once your overall oral health has improved and you are ready to receive dental implants, you can enjoy the advantages of this highly-effective treatment plan.
Implants generally take three to six months to heal. During this downtime, you will be able to chew and speak normally with temporary restorations. Once implants are stable enough to support permanent teeth, the appropriate restoration will be placed. At Pasadena Periodontal Associates we use porcelain to craft replacement teeth that are both beautiful and resilient. With your restorations in place, you will be able to chew with full force and can brush and floss your teeth naturally.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Dr. Waltzer Berry and his friendly team work with patients to help them achieve healthy, fully functioning smiles. Whether you’ve lost teeth or have uncomfortable existing dentures, our treatment plans are outlined with your specific needs and goals in mind. For more information or to schedule your consultation for dental implants in Pasadena, call our office today!