An emerging science, dental stem cell research is coming closer to the day when dentists can use stem cells from primary teeth or extracted wisdom teeth to “grow” back a new tooth. While this is exciting news in the dental community, the speculation for this application is not currently proven. In the mean time, when it comes to replacing teeth, our Richmond, CA dentist believes the next best thing to your natural tooth is a dental implant.
Dental Implants Are Rooted to the Jawbone
The structure of a dental implant is much like a natural tooth. Like our teeth, dental implants rely mostly on a root connected to the jawbone to secure the tooth. For a tooth implant, the “root” is a biocompatible titanium rod that fuses to the jawbone. Like a tooth root, the rod allows the dental restoration to move with the jawbone. This creates better chewing ability and more security with eating and speaking.
Tooth Implants Look Natural
Dental implants also look like natural teeth. The only exposed portion of the restoration, called the crown, is made of durable porcelain. The material is shaped with a chewing surface and cuspids. In addition, the sturdy porcelain crown can withstand normal tooth function for a lifetime with proper dental care.
Dental Implants are Easy to Maintain
When it comes to oral hygiene, dental implants are convenient to clean and maintain. Like your natural teeth, implants should be brushed and flossed twice daily. In addition, frequent dental cleanings and checkups will help you maintain optimal oral health, ensuring the success of your tooth implant.
Richmond Dentist Offers Dental Implants
If you have a missing tooth, consider dental implants for natural looking and feeling tooth replacement. Call Dr. Stefan Moiceanu at (510) 758-7222 to schedule an appointment. Hilltop Family Dental happily treats patients from Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Vallejo, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Benicia, and the greater Contra Costa County area.Share on Facebook