For today’s patients, the preferred method of tooth replacement is dental implants surgery. By undergoing this simplecosmetic dentistry procedure, you can replace a missing tooth – or, multiple teeth – with permanent results that appear completely natural.
How are dental implants done?
After preparing the area and administering local anesthesia to minimize discomfort, Dr. Schutte will firmly anchor the implant(s) to the jawbone (this replaces the missing root). Great skill and expertise is required for this advanced dental treatment; Dr. Schutte has specialized training and experience in performing this procedure. Over a period of weeks, the titanium posts of the tooth implants fuse with the jawbone. During this time, you may wear temporary dentures, if necessary.
Later, you can return to our Covina cosmetic dental office to obtain your permanent replacement teeth. This dental treatment involves permanently placing an artificial prosthesis crown on the titanium anchor that looks, feels and functions like real teeth. After they are comfortably attached to the fully integrated dental implants, the outcome is virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth. Patients are able to speak, chew, and conduct other activities normally within a matter of days.
Taking Care of Dental Implants
Beyond following post-operative instructions from dentist, Dr. Schutte, no specialized care is necessary to maintain your dental implants. It is among the most successful advancements in dentistry. Afterwards, you can maintain your new smile simply by brushing, flossing, and attending routine dental checkups.
Because your dental records should be maintained by your dentist whenever possible, be sure to provide the contact information for our Covina dental office if you eventually become a patient elsewhere.