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What are dental implants?
For a patient who is missing one or more permanent teeth, Drs. Afshar and Afshar may recommend dental implants in Roseville, California. A dental implant is a restoration that replaces both the missing tooth and its root. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post, which fuses with the jawbone, and a dental restoration, like a dental crown or bridge. The titanium implant post is surgically placed inside of the bone socket of the missing tooth. Once this has healed, the dental restoration is attached.

What can dental implants do for you and your smile?
– Improve your appearance and self-esteem
– Improve your speech
– Allow you to eat properly
– Improve your oral health
– Provide a durable and long-lasting replacement for a lost tooth

Can anyone get dental implants?
To have dental implants placed, you should have healthy gums and enough jawbone structure to support the implant. In addition, you must be committed to proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. There are other things to consider, like whether or not you are a smoker, as this can affect the health of your gums and smile. Talk to our dentists to see if dental implants are right for you.

How do I care for my dental implants?
Brush your dental implants twice a day and floss them once a day, along with your natural teeth. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Be sure to visit Star Dental at least twice a year for your professional teeth cleaning.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to caring for you and your smile!