An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. Antonio Margiotta, DMD, of Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek creates dental implants for adult patients of all ages. Located in Walnut Creek, California, Dr. Margiotta's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.
Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. Your mouth will need a few weeks to heal after the post is in place. Once your mouth has fully recovered, Dr. Margiotta will mount the replacement tooth on the post. The replacement tooth is called a crown. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.
These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay securely attached to your jaw.
In addition to feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:
It doesn't matter whether you're missing a couple of teeth or just one — you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.
You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Dr. Margiotta discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.
It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek today.