Dental Implants

Northridge Dental Group

General Dentistry & Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry located in Northridge, CA

Missing teeth spoil the appearance of your smile and your oral health. The talented team of dental experts at Northridge Dental Group in Northridge, California, provide their patients with high-quality, American-made, titanium-based implants to improve the look of their smile and restore their oral health. To learn more about what dental implants can do for you, schedule an appointment with Northridge Dental Group by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the most advanced options available today to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They’re tiny screws that are surgically implanted into your jawbone, where they function as an artificial replacement for a missing tooth root.

Northridge Dental Group uses high-grade American titanium for its implants, which the body doesn’t recognize as a foreign substance, allowing the implant to actually fuse with your jawbone.

Once fused in place, a dental implant functions just like a natural tooth root, providing all of the same health benefits and working as a stable foundation on top of which your dentist can affix a crown, bridge, or dentures.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

As a tooth replacement option, dental implants:

  • Look, feel, and function like a natural tooth
  • Can be cleaned like a natural tooth
  • Are permanent (no slipping around)
  • Can be installed without shaving enamel off of surrounding teeth
  • Prevent your other natural teeth from falling out of alignment

Dental implants also preserve the integrity of your jaw and prevent bone loss by stimulating bone growth in your jawbone. As far as form and function, replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is as close as you can come to having your natural tooth spontaneously grow back.

How do I get dental implants?

If you’re replacing a tooth that’s still in your mouth, your dentist will first extract that tooth. In some instances, you might need to go home and wait until you heal from the extraction, but in some cases, the team at Northridge Dental Group can extract your tooth and place your implant during the same office visit.

Once your gum and jaw are ready, your dentist makes an incision in your gum and drills a small hole into your jawbone. They then insert the implant into your bone socket, stitch up the incision on your gum, and send you home to heal and let the implant fuse to your jawbone.

The healing and fusion process varies from patient to patient, taking a few weeks to a few months.

You come back to Northridge Dental Group for a second appointment once your implant has fused. Your dentist affixes an abutment to the implant and caps it off with a restoration, either a crown, bridge, or permanent dentures. You’ll walk out of the office feeling like you were never missing a tooth in the first place.

Don’t wait any longer to replace your missing teeth. Schedule your consultation at Northridge Dental Group today and let the team improve your smile with high-quality dental implants. You can book your visit by phone or online.