Pasadena men and women who are missing teeth often experience a wide range of emotional and physical issues. One of the most common is they feel embarrassed by their missing teeth and may even avoid going to social gatherings. However, around 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth–that’s over half of the entire country! Plus, the good news is that patients now have more options than ever before to not only replace their teeth, but get a beautiful smile as well. One of the most recommended options for many patients are dental implants. Pasadena patients can get stunning results that look and operate nearly identical to their other teeth.
In this blog post, we’re going to look at some of the different types of dental implants. There is a variety of different techniques and products that can suit each patient’s unique needs. If you’re tired of seeing the gap in your teeth and would love to get a full, gorgeous smile, make sure you contact Lytle, Tate & Stamper at 626-792-3161. Make sure you also take a look at some of our Success Stories to get an idea of the world-class results and experience that our patients get.
What Are Dental Implants?
Pasadena patients that have lost a tooth absolutely love the results they get with dental implants over other options like dentures or bridges. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of them. Here’s how implants work.
- Anchored to the bone – One of the main reasons patients love dental implants is because they are actually anchored to the jawbone, just like your natural teeth. During the procedure, our surgeons implant a medical-grade titanium pole into the jawbone. The bone is then allowed to heal and fuse with the pole. This gives the implants a sturdy support structure for chewing and speaking.
- Abutment and Crown – After the bone has healed, our surgeons place an abutment on top. The crown is then attached to the abutment. Our surgeons match your new crown to the size and color of your other teeth.
Types of Dental Implants
There are many different variations of dental implants, but there are two main “types.”
- Endosteal – These are the most common type of dental implants. They work just as we described above: a titanium post is implanted in the jawbone. The abutment and crown are attached in a second procedure after the bone and gum have healed.
- Endosteal Mini Implants – The use of these implants will depend on the patient case. This is a narrower type of implant that supports replacement teeth in patients that do not have enough jawbone structure. The benefit of this implant is that it does not require a second procedure such as with normal implants. This is a one-time visit procedure allowing our patient to use their implant the same day.
Why Dentists Recommend Lytle, Tate & Stamper
For over 30 years, general dentists in Pasadena have trusted Lytle, Tate & Stamper with their patient’s wellbeing and care. Not only do their patients get some of the finest surgical expertience in the region, but they also enjoy the kind, gentle, and efficient care that we deliver. Our surgeons are some of the most well-respected doctors in all of Southern California, each with decades of experience and hundreds of operations under their belt. On top of that, our surgeons include former presidents of some of the most prestigious dental organizations in the world, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
If you’re hoping to work with one of the finest surgical teams in California when it comes to dental implants, Pasadena patients should make sure to contact Lytle, Tate & Stamper today at 626-792-3161.