If you have missing permanent teeth but desire a full set of teeth and a beautiful smile, turn to the Dental Lounge in San Bernardino, California. General dentist Gun Gil Lee, DDS, and his highly trained staff offer dental implants to give you the gorgeous smile of your dreams and help you gain confidence. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that anchors an artificial tooth in place. Implants replace permanent teeth that are missing or require extraction because of severe tooth decay or damage. Dental implants can restore the appearance and function of your smile and offer many additional benefits. They anchor dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.
Some of the many benefits you can experience with dental implants at the Dental Lounge include:
Dental implants and the false teeth they support look, function, and feel just like natural teeth.
To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, Dental Lounge providers discuss your desired outcome, review your oral health history, examine your gums and teeth, and take dental X-rays. They personalize restorative and cosmetic dental treatments to match your needs and preferences.
If you have a strong enough jawbone, your dentist can implant titanium tooth roots into your jaw during a minor surgical procedure. If not, you may first require bone grafting to strengthen and increase the size of your jaw bone. After a period of healing, your jawbone grows around the dental implants.
Your dentist can digitally scan your mouth or take an impression, allowing a dental lab to create custom-fitted crowns, bridges, or dentures that attach to dental implants. When your new artificial teeth are ready, your provider permanently bonds them to the implants to perfect your smile.
Take good care of your new dental implants by brushing your teeth after meals, flossing every day, and not chewing on hard objects like hard candy, popcorn kernels, and ice. Don’t open packages with your teeth or bite your nails.
See the Dental Lounge team every six months for dental cleanings and exams, and call the office if your dental implants get damaged or if you experience tooth pain.
To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants at the Dental Lounge, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.