Visit our dental team for dental implants
- Posted on: Aug 15 2020
Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his professionals in Simi Valley, California know how missing or extracted teeth can impact one’s smile. Not only does the loss of one or more teeth affect the appearance of the smile, but it can also cause a domino effect of problems for the patient over time. Existing teeth may shift out of place and result in the development of spaces and gaps that further affect the smile. These missing teeth will also reduce chewing and biting efficiency, resulting in the inability to properly digest food. Outside of the physical appearance, missing teeth also trigger bone resorption, or bone loss, due to the loss of teeth in the jaw. All of these issues can become serious problems, which is why replacement of missing teeth with dental implants is strongly recommended by our staff.
What are dental implants?
Small titanium posts that are placed into the bone of the jaw to function as a natural tooth root are called dental implants. These implants are highly beneficial to patients. They have a number of benefits for patients to consider when choosing a tooth replacement option. Dental implants:
- Can be restored to replace one or more teeth
- Are made of titanium which is a material biocompatible with the body
- Last a lifetime when patients properly care for them
- Can stabilize dentures or act as an anchor for a dental bridge or crown
- Function just as natural teeth do, allowing patients to enjoy all their favorite foods
- Are natural-looking
- Are a smart investment in enhancing the smile after tooth loss or extraction
Who is a candidate?
The dentist must first ensure a patient is a proper candidate for dental implants. Patients must have a smile free from decay and disease, and have sufficient bone for successful placement. This is all determined during the initial evaluation. Patients who are not candidates for implants may be advised to consider alternatives such as dentures or bridges.
Discuss your needs with Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt
Simi Valley, CA area patients who are in need of dental work are strongly encouraged to learn about the wide selection of offerings available with our team at the practice of Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt. Call (805) 584-1194 to request an appointment at 2720 Cochran Street, Suite #2B to learn more about dental implants.
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