If you’ve ever been faced with a situation where you feel pressured to attend an important event, take pictures, or have an up-close conversation with someone, you know how important it is to have a full set of teeth. After all, just one missing tooth can change the entire look of your face and drain your self-confidence. If you are looking to restore your smile after tooth loss, consider receiving dental implants from your dentists, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks and Encino, CA.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants stay rooted by becoming entrenched in the naturally occurring bone tissue in your jaw. In order to be a candidate for dental implants, that bone tissue must be healthy and also be able to regenerate over a period of time. You must also be committed to taking thorough care of your teeth and gums during and after the treatment period. That includes daily brushing, flossing, and regular follow-ups with your Sherman Oaks and Encino, CA, dentists.
How Implants Restore Your Smile
A dental implant provides a new, strong tooth root that can support a dental crown. The crown is crafted by a technician to look just like the rest of your teeth in terms of color, size, and shape. The implant helps keep your bone tissue healthy while the crown fills the space between your teeth and provides support for your smile. With implants, you no longer have to worry about your teeth shifting or the gum tissue becoming infected due to exposure to food and other particles.
Long-Lasting Results with Dental Implants
After a while, you’ll likely forget that you even have a dental implant installed—it will simply become integrated with the rest of your smile. In fact, this implant can stay in place for decades without needing replacement, as long as you protect your smile from gum disease, injury, or bruxism (clenching or grinding tightly). Regular biannual dental visits will help to ensure you maintain good oral hygiene, as well.
Come in for a Dental Exam
You never know just how simple it could be to restore your smile after tooth loss until you visit a dentist at SC Dental Group. Call the office today at (818) 905-5400 to schedule a visit with Dr. Michael Amir or Dr. Larry Hamer. We are proud to serve the residents of both Sherman Oaks and Encino, CA!