Anyone who has lost a tooth can relate to the fact that a missing tooth can seriously affect your level of confidence, be it at work or at home. You will not be as comfortable smiling when you have a tooth missing especially if it is one of your front teeth. You have this constant worry about people noticing your missing tooth and laughing about it behind your back.
Once you get home, you sit down with your family for a meal only to realize that you will not be able to enjoy that big, juicy steak because you cannot chew properly with your missing tooth. This takes the joy out of eating and that can be really depressing. You will not be able to eat all your favorite foods just because you have a missing tooth. This is such a depressing thought but there is an easy solution to this kind of problem and that is a dental implant Los Angeles.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root which is attached to the jaw so that a bridge or replacement tooth can be attached. This is the most practical solution when a person has lost a tooth because of injury, tooth decay or some other periodontal disease.
There are two types of dental implants that can be used in Los Angeles and these are the endosteal and the subperiosteal implants. The endosteal implant is the type that is commonly used to replace missing teeth. It involves the surgical attachment of cylinders, blades or screws into the jawbone. The subperiosteal implant is attached on top of the jawbone with part of the metal posts showing through the gums. This type of implant is usually used on patients who have inadequate jawbone height.
The advantage of a dental implant is that it looks very natural as if it is your own tooth. It will not look out of place amongst your pearly whites like a denture would. No one ever has to know that you have a tooth missing. Another advantage of a dental implant is that it lasts for a long time, with proper care. With your teeth complete, you can now smile with confidence and enjoy life to the fullest.