Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime. Unfortunately, this does not happen for many people. If you have missing teeth, there are now alternative treatment. You could choose an implant-retained crown & bridge. The team at the office of Dr. Monica Rao will replace your missing teeth using the latest advancements in dentistry.
When teeth are absent in a smile, the lack of tooth root prohibits proper stimulation of the jawbone. This is vital for healthy tooth development and helps preserve natural aesthetics. Prolonged missing teeth will inevitably result in rapid gum-tissue recession, better known as bone resorption. This leads to a prematurely-aged appearance as facial features begin to sag, and neighboring teeth begin to shift towards the absent tooth site.
Because dental implants can replace both the entire tooth from root to crown, they are the most reliable solution for resolving the aesthetic and oral health complications associated with missing teeth. They naturally fuse with tissue and bone because dental implants consist of biocompatible titanium, a material that encourages osseointegration.
With over 28 years of treating patient smiles, Dr. Monica Rao has developed a skilled and trusted network of specialists to ensure accurate and successful treatment. Working alongside our team is our in-house periodontist, Dr. Gyusik Cho. He, along with our dentists, will walk you through every aspect of your treatment, inducing your implant placement procedure.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Cho utilizes state-of-the-art dental technology to analyze your oral anatomy thoroughly. This involves checking for adequate jawbone and gum tissue health to ensure you are an ideal candidate for placement.
For patients who are in good oral health but lack jawbone density, Dr. Cho can perform preliminary procedures such as bone and soft-tissue grafting to build up the essential volume your jawbone needs for the implant posts to fuse properly.
Titanium posts typically need several months for the treatment site to heal. Once fully integrated, our team finalizes your dental implant treatment with a customized restoration. We craft our restorative prosthetics in-office with the use of our CEREC technology.