Is there another way I can have a tooth replaced other than bridge?
Yes. The dental implant can provide artificial teeth that natural and feel secure. Let’s have
an example. Mrs. Johnson was upset because she had a broken front tooth in the
morning. It was done root canal treatment a few years ago and she had a crown on it.
She picked the broken portion up but she could not glue it again. She gave up going to
work due to ugly looking. She visited her dentist with an emergency appointment. The doctor
proceeded immediate implant surgery accompanied by removal of the remaining root
and performed provisional tooth for the missing area. She did not have to grind adjacent
teeth, you need this when you have a bridge, and she was able to smile again with teeth
A dental implant can also be used to attach full or partial dentures as well as to connect
full arch dentition without dentures. Implants give more possibilities to have teeth for
only denture indication cases in the past as the artificial bone materials were developed
and the skill and method of the surgery were getting developed and simplified with
proven safety. Implants, however, are not an option for everyone. Because implants
require surgery, patients must be in good health, have healthy gums, have adequate
bone to support the implant and be committed to meticulous oral hygiene and regular
dental visits. If you are considering implants, a thorough evaluation by your dentist will
help determine if you will be a good candidate.
Please contact Dr. Jangsook Kim at (661) 253-3030 or visit www.cinemadentalcare if
you have any question.