Losing a tooth is a problem many people will face at some point in their life. Although there are many different ways to replace a tooth, only one option also prevents the jaw bone from deteriorating. Our expert in dental implants in North Hollywood can integrate a titanium implant into the bone and place a crown on top to resemble the natural tooth. This will restore your ability to eat and speak. And your oral health will be much better protected.
The reason why dental implants are often recommended is best they have a long track record of success, but that does not necessarily mean they will last forever. If you take good care of your implant, it could last a couple decades, but this involves avoiding certain habits that could result in dental implant failure. Sometimes an implant will fall out due to suffering severe trauma to the face. Sometimes it will fail due to abuse over a period of time like if you grind your teeth a lot.
Our North Hollywood dentist will give you instructions on how to take care of your implant. If you are a smoker, it is highly recommended that you quit because tobacco can seriously damage the implant and other oral structures.