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3 Ways Dental Implants Function Like a Natural Tooth

January 18, 2017
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim, DDS
3 Ways Dental Implants Function Like a Natural Tooth | Lucio H. Kim DDS

When it comes to tooth replacement, there’s little doubt that dental implants are the way to go. The process may seem involved, but it’s really as simple as this – a small titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw bone, allowed to heal, then finished with a functional restoration like a dental crown or denture.  

There are many benefits to using implants, but patients in Glendale really appreciate the fact that implants are permanently secured in your jaw. If you’re used to removable prosthetics like bridges or dentures, we think you will really appreciate that permanency and stability of implants.

That’s right – once the process is complete, your implant becomes a permanent part of your mouth’s structure.

How a dental implant functions like a real tooth: 

  1. Once your implants are placed and restored with dental crowns or dentures, they will look and feel exactly like your own teeth. Imagine being able to open up and smile like you mean it!
  2. Dentures or bridges may restrict you from eating certain types of foods, but with implants, you can bite naturally and eat just about anything you want. Since dental implants function so much like a real tooth, you can enjoy all the foods you love.
  3. While you are adjusting to new dentures, you may find it challenging to speak clearly. Your dental implant will stay in place, giving you the freedom to speak clearly and with confidence.

There’s no doubt that dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement.

Tooth Replacement in Glendale CA

If you have been struggling with missing teeth, please call our Glendale office for a consultation. Dr. Lucio will be happy to talk to you about placing dental implants and restoring them with beautiful crowns or dentures.

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