If you have lost a tooth or several teeth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or some other reason and you are in good general oral health, dental implants may be an ideal option for you. Besides the obvious reasons like difficulty chewing or bite misalignment, your confidence about your teeth and smile affects how you feel about yourself and your everyday life.
Dental implants can look and feel just like your own, natural teeth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth root placed by a certified periodontist into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
You may be a good candidate for a dental implant if you are in good general and oral health, especially if you have healthy gum tissues free of periodontal disease and other dental problems. This is because tooth implants require adequate bone in the jaw to support them.
Dr. Sherri Worth is a certified periodontist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and placement of dental implants. She has received extensive training and has the special knowledge, equipment and facilities needed to create and place artificial teeth that look and feel just like your own.
With her focus on implant dentistry and use of the most innovative technology, Dr. Sherri Worth offers all of the dental implant advantages to her Newport Beach and Orange County patients:
Dental implants are able to not only replace one or more teeth without affecting any other teeth, but they can also provide support for bridges and dentures, or help patients avoid removable dentures alltogether. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. If you don’t have enough bone to support a full mouth restoration with dental implants, Dr. Worth may recommend bone graft and tissue regeneration. In this case, the bone usually will be allowed to develop for about four months to a year before implants can be placed.
Your dental implant treatment will consist of several phases and appointments:
Just like with your own, natural teeth, you will need to take good care of your dental implants for the rest of your life, including regular brushing, flossing and at least two visits per year to Dr. Sherri Worth’s Newport Beach office. Dr. Worth and her team will work closely with you to develop the best care plan for you.
Dental implantation cost in our Newport Beach office will vary depending on your individual case. In general, dental implants are not covered by dental insurance. In some cases, coverage under your medical plan may be possible, and Dr. Worth can help you determine your payment options.
If you have one or more missing teeth or wear bridges or dentures, contact Dr. Sherri Worth’s Newport Beach cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry clinic to discuss dental implants. You owe it to yourself to discover how you can achieve an exquisite smile and confidence that comes with it!
To schedule your comprehensive oral exam, sign up for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sherri Worth at her Newport Beach office.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY IS NOT A DISCIPLINE RECOGNIZED AS A SPECIALTY BY THE DENTAL BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.