Losing a tooth can impact your smile and cause you to feel self-conscious, as well as causing functional problems and making it harder to eat. Thankfully, Brent C Lin, DDS, in Livermore, California, provides dental implants that can restore your smile and correct your bite. Implants capped with crowns look and perform just like your natural teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Lin today.
Dental implants are small posts made of titanium that are designed to be surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. The bone then grows back around the implant, holding it securely in place just as though it were a natural part of your mouth.
Once it’s secure, Dr. Lin affixes an artificial tooth onto the implant, restoring the natural appearance of your smile and protecting your oral health as missing teeth can sometimes cause the surrounding teeth to shift out of position and lead to misalignment and bone loss.
Dental implants are suitable for most people as long as you’re in good health and have healthy gums and jawbones. At his Livermore practice, Dr. Lin uses the NeossⓇ implant system.
Dental implants provide a range of benefits, the biggest of which is that they’re a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can also:
When placed by an award-winning dentist like Dr. Lin, dental implants are a convenient and durable solution to replace missing teeth. As part of staying up-to-date on the latest research and technologies, Dr. Lin has undertaken special training in implant dentistry.
Dr. Lin discusses how to care for your dental implant with you before leaving his office. You should brush and floss your artificial tooth exactly the way you do your natural ones and be sure to attend regular appointments with Dr. Lin so he can check on your implant and also to get preventive cleanings. When you make cleanings at Dr. Lin’s office part of your routine, you greatly lower your chances of needing major dental work down the road.
If you’re missing any teeth, book an appointment online or over the phone at the Livermore office of Brent C Lin, DDS to see if dental implants can help you.