One of the most effective ways to restore your smile is through the use of dental implants.

Replacing missing teeth can be a benefit to your appearance and your self-esteem. Missing teeth can impair the function of your mouth, and without the roots of your teeth, your jaw bone will start to lose mass. For a tooth replacement that can serve you well for the rest of your life, you should talk to our dentist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associates about dental implants in Commerce, California.

Implants are a very effective tooth replacement option. Your implants sit on a titanium post that has been placed directly into your jaw. This post will stimulate the growth of your jaw bone. This will make the bone stronger and healthier and help your implant to remain sturdy. Once your implants are in place and your surgical site has healed, you will be able to brush and floss your implants just as you would your regular teeth and enjoy all of the foods that you love.

girl holding a model of a dental implantIt is important that your gums and jaw bone are both healthy for your implants to work correctly. You may need a gum or bone graft prior to your implant. Certain illnesses and medications may mean that an implant is not the best choice for you. When you see the dentist to talk about implants, you should let him know about your complete medical history and whether or not you use alcohol, tobacco or recreational drugs. If you do receive implants, you will need to follow the dentist’s instructions regarding your follow-up visits and your post-procedure care.

If you would like to start filling in the gaps in your grin and want to learn more about dental implants, call our office at 323.266.2120 for an appointment to find out if implants are right for you.