Extracted or lost teeth can impact your smile in many ways, affecting your appearance, function, and overall health. But with several tooth replacement options available, patients who visit our expert dental team at Los Alamitos Dental Care in Los Alamitos, California, have different choices available when repairing their smiles. Our dentists are pleased to offer solutions such as dental implants to create new teeth that function the same as the old ones once did. But are dental implants affordable?
Our team encourages our patients to be well-informed on what dental implants are and how they can be used to restore their smile. These titanium posts are extremely small and look like tiny hardware screws. They are placed in the jawbone in the exact position as natural teeth were situated. Several weeks and months are needed for the bone to wrap around the implant through a process called osseointegration. Once this is complete, the dental implant can be restored with a brand new tooth. This includes the placement of a dental crown, a dental bridge, or even a series of full dentures to achieve implant-supported dentures.
Los Alamitos Dental Care: Where Dental Implants Shape Beautiful Smiles
Dental implants are one of the more expensive options for replacing missing teeth compared to dentures and dental bridges. However, they provide several advantages that make them a smart investment for many of our patients. They are permanent with proper care and function better than partial dentures, full dentures, and dental bridges. They are a stand-alone restoration that does not impact the surrounding teeth and can be easier to care for. Because of these benefits, many of our patients find dental implants to be affordable in the long run, especially since they do not need replacement at any point as long as patients are caring for their smiles as directed and maintain regular evaluations and cleanings with our team at Los Alamitos Dental Care.
Call Los Alamitos Dental Care of Los Alamitos, CA, at (562) 539-0011 to discuss your options for replacing missing teeth.
Our dentists are open to new and returning patients and local families seeking quality dental care in the community of Los Alamitos and beyond!