Dental Implants: A Refresher

Dental Implants A RefresherFor those of you who have just begun seeking out a tooth replacement solution for yourselves – and those patients who have learned about dental implants and their benefits (but it’s been a while) – we offer you an implant refresher. Before you can make a final selection for yourself, it’s important to feel fully informed regarding what you can expect from this unique solution for tooth loss. Consider some essential information as you make your way through the exciting world of replacement options.

Implants Replace Roots

Contrary to what you may have heard, a dental implant replaces your roots – not your entire tooth. However, this is nothing to worry about. Receiving your implants is simply the first step in achieving a full tooth replacement. You see, the implant will act as your stable anchor. This anchor will provide support to a dental crown (or other prosthetic) for exceptional stability.

Implants Are Biocompatible

An implant is a single post that is made up of biocompatible titanium. This means that it will not harm your natural tissues. Instead, your body will accept the material and will – after placement and a recovery period – allow your jawbone to fuse with the post. Your implant and jawbone will therefore “become one” through this process known as osseointegration.

Implants Offer Many Benefits

If you choose dental implants, you will be able to enjoy a multitude of advantages, including the following:

  • They will prevent your smile from becoming misaligned
  • Implants protect your jaw from deterioration
  • Implants may last the rest of your life
  • You will be able to eat all of the foods you previously enjoyed
  • Your smile will look complete and beautiful again


At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our San Fernando Valley, CA office today at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve residents of Pacoima, CA, as well as San Fernando, Los Angeles, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.