Lucio H. Kim DDS
Providing the best dental care for Glendale, CA

Do dental implants crack like regular teeth?

Tooth Replacement in GlendaleA dental implant is a biocompatible titanium post that is placed surgically in your jaw. As it heals, a process called osseointegration occurs where the implant post fuses securely with surrounding bone and tissue.

The Implant Process

This process is the secret to the success of dental implants in Glendale, and once it’s complete, the implant is a permanent part of your jaw structure. Implants have a 98% success rate, so unless you neglect your oral health, it should last a lifetime.

A single implant is typically restored with a dental crown. While a crown won’t decay like a real tooth, it is still vulnerable to cracking or breaking under the right circumstances. For instance, biting down too hard on a kernel of popcorn can damage your crown just as it would a natural tooth.

Dental Implants in Glendale, CA

If you want to avoid damage to your crown, you should take care with the foods you eat. You should also visit Dr. Lucio Kim twice a year so he can check the condition of your restoration and make sure it’s in good shape. Please call our Glendale dental office so we can help you arrange a convenient appointment. 

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