Benjamin Cole Karabell, DMD
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Hermosa Beach, CA
Missing teeth can leave gaps in your smile and impair your oral health. If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, consider getting dental implants with Benjamin Karabell, DMD, at Karabell Dentistry in Hermosa Beach, California. With dental implants, Dr. Karabell can restore the appearance of your smile and your oral health. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your dental implants appointment with Karabell Dentistry today.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a modern method for replacing your missing teeth. They’re small rods made from biocompatible materials embedded in your jawbone. Once placed, the implants bond with your bone tissue and create a foundation for a restoration.
You can fit your dental implants with a crown, bridge, or dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to replace. The great thing about dental implants is that you don’t need to have an implant for every tooth. For example, you can replace an entire arch of teeth with only four dental implants.
Why should I replace my missing teeth with dental implants?
Cosmetically speaking, a full set of teeth makes for a more attractive smile, which can enhance your self-esteem and boost your confidence in social situations.
From an oral health perspective, a full set of teeth is essential to a properly functioning mouth. When you’re missing teeth, it leaves your remaining teeth prone to shifting and throws off the distribution of force in your bite. By replacing missing teeth, you keep your mouth healthy.
There are other options for replacing missing teeth, like traditional dentures and bridges, but dental implants are technologically advanced and boast several added benefits. Dental implants tend to feel more secure and look natural because they’re connected directly to your jawbone, which also stimulates the bone tissue in your jaw.
What is required to get dental implants?
For your implants to work properly, you need to have healthy gums, so you’ll need to treat signs of gum disease before moving forward with your implants.
Dental implants also require a significant amount of bone tissue in your jaw to function correctly. They anchor into your jawbone, and without enough bone, they won’t be sturdy. If you’ve been missing teeth for a while and have lost a substantial amount of bone tissue, you might need to have a bone graft before you can get dental implants.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Karabell today by calling the offices at Karabell Dentistry or booking a visit online, and get started on replacing your teeth with dental implants today.