Dental Implants In Covina, CA
If you’re missing a tooth, you know that it can make you feel self-conscious about opening your mouth to smile. Aside from the cosmetic concern, missing teeth can also make it difficult to speak and chew normally.
But advances in dental technology have provided us with dental implants, a remarkable tooth replacement option. Covina dentist Dr. Huang is highly experienced in placing and restoring dental implants and has studied with the world’s foremost implantologists.
He handles the entire dental implant process – from start to finish – right here at our Covina dental office. This ensures a continuity of care that is not only convenient, but ensures that you receive consistent, exceptional care throughout the process. Additionally, Dr. Huang works with a team of periodontists and oral surgeons on more complex cases so you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality dental treatment available.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a functional replacement tooth. A small titanium post is placed in the jawbone and replaces the root of your missing tooth. Titanium is a material that will ultimately integrate with surrounding bone and tissue in the jaw, forming a stable artificial root. A crown or other appliance will later be attached to your dental implant to create your new, functioning tooth.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Huang can place an implant in almost any place a tooth was located. We can also use an implant to secure prosthetics like dentures, partials, and even bridges. Implants are long-lasting, comfortable and have the look of a natural tooth. Since implants integrate with your jaw, you will be able to eat, drink, and speak with ease.
Although dental Implants do need to be cared for properly, they will not develop cavities the way that natural teeth do. With appropriate care, your dental implant can provide a lifetime of service.
Does the Implant Procedure Hurt?
Dr. Huang is an expert and performs the procedure quickly and efficiently. The procedure requires only local anesthesia, but we can also offer nitrous oxide and oral sedatives for patients who feel anxious and would prefer stronger sedation.
Our professional team has worked with Dr. Huang to perform many successful implant placements, and we are always on hand to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure.
Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
Replacing your teeth is good for both your overall health and your appearance. A missing tooth is not only unattractive; if it is not replaced, it can begin to change the structure of jaw, affecting your bite and the ease with which you speak and chew. They also perform the important job of preventing jaw bone loss, a problem that occurs when there's not enough root left to promote healthy growth of tissue.
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For many people, financing is an important issue when making the decision to get dental implants. We want to work with you to get the treatment you need, and we are preferred providers for Delta Dental and many other PPO plans. We also accept cash, checks, and major credit cards as well as CareCredit healthcare financing.
Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth, but they may not be right for everyone. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Huang so he can evaluate your situation and answer any questions you have about the process.