What is a dental implant?
An implant is made up of a metal post which replaces your missing tooth’s root and a natural looking crown. The post is inserted into the jaw bone, making it strong and stable. Further, attached to this post is what is called an abutment, over which a crown is placed. Instead of having a gaping hole, you now have a natural looking tooth!
Do I need a dental implant?
When a tooth is extracted we often need another tooth to replace it. In fact, if we fail to do this, it can result in problems for surrounding teeth. What are these problems and how can a dental implant help?
Replace One or More Missing Teeth
Missing more than one tooth? No problem! There are sectional implants and we can even replace a whole mouth of teeth! Additionally, they can be used to support a single crown or removable denture. When it comes to implants, there are many options available. Dr. David Harris is highly trained to help his patients choose which option is best for them.
In summary, if you are in Laguna Hills or the surrounding areas, Dr. David Harris, DDS is your Dental Implant provider! Have more questions? Please contact us with all of your dental implant inquiries.