If you are missing one or more teeth, or wear partial or full dentures, our dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Abe, and his team may suggest dental implants as a better solution. An implant is a titanium screw that is placed in your jaw, where it functions like a tooth root and stimulates the bone and tissue to keep them from disintegrating. An abutment is fastened to the implanted screw and an artificial tooth is attached to the abutment that protrudes from the gum. Once the artificial tooth is placed on the abutment, it looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also be used to secure partial or full dentures; and instead of attaching an artificial tooth to the abutment, the dental plate or partial is fitted with an O-ring that snaps on to the abutment. For a partial denture, as few as one implant may be needed; for full dentures, it will take four or more implants to securely hold the prosthesis in place. Implant-supported partials or dentures function just like normal teeth, allowing you to bite and chew just as you did with your permanent teeth; but the dentures can still be removed for cleaning.
For a limited time, we are offering complimentary dental implant consultations with $300 off your implant treatment. (This cannot be combined with any other offer and has no cash value.)
For more information about our dental implants in Pasadena, California, please give our office a call today at 626-795-3301 to explore your options.