What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is different from other types of tooth replacement because it stands alone and does not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
The Dental Implant Process
A small titanium screw is surgically placed in the jawbone. Over time, the implant bonds securely with surrounding gum and bone tissue. Once it is fully integrated, it has the same strength and stability as a natural tooth root.
After healing is complete, an abutment and crown are attached to the implant to provide a new permanent tooth that looks just like a natural tooth. The new tooth also functions like a natural tooth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence.
Dental implants have been used safely for decades and can be used to replace just one or several missing teeth. Implants can also add stability to a full denture or to stabilize a partial denture or bridge.
Dentist in Glendale CA
Dr. Lucio H. Kim has extensive experience and advanced training in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Since he is trained in all phases of implant placement, we can handle the entire procedure from start to finish right here at our Glendale dental office.