Dental Implants

Millennium Dental, Beatriz Parra DDS

Implant Dentistry & Aesthetic Dentistry located in Redwood City, CA

Dental implants are a state-of-the-art solution for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Beatriz Parra, DDS, holds a fellowship and mastership in implant dentistry and offers beautiful and high-quality implants for her patients at Millennium Dental, Beatriz Parra, DDS, in Redwood City, California. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best methods available today for replacing missing teeth. They’re synthetic tooth roots that Dr. Parra embeds in your jawbone. The procedure is state-of-the-art and painless.

Dental implants are usually made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material that your body doesn’t identify as a foreign substance. This makes it possible for your implant to fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. 

Because they become an integrated part of your bone tissue, dental implants provide exceptional support for a restoration. When combined with a crown, bridge, or dentures, a dental implant makes for a long-lasting tooth replacement option. 

Why do I need to replace missing teeth?

People mistakenly assume that they don’t need to do anything to fill in the gap left by a missing permanent tooth, but missing teeth can actually do a lot of harm to your oral health, including:

  • Increases your risk of infection
  • Alters the alignment of your remaining teeth
  • Leads to a loss of bone tissue in your jaw
  • Alters the shape and structure of your face
  • Throws off the even distribution of force in your bite

By filling in the empty socket where your natural tooth once was, dental implants help to prevent all of these problems associated with missing teeth, and more.

What benefits do dental implants offer?

As a tooth-replacement solution, dental implants are simply the most advanced technology available today. Unlike a traditional bridge or dentures, dental implants topped with a restoration replace your tooth’s structures both above and below the gumline.

When you’re missing a tooth root, it deprives your jawbone of necessary and healthy stimulation, which leaves your bone tissue to deteriorate or resorb. Dental implants keep your jawbone stimulated, increasing your overall oral health.

What’s involved with caring for my dental implants?

Dental implants mimic the structure of your natural teeth, which means that they don’t require any special care or cleaning. And because they integrate into your bone tissue, you don’t have to worry about them falling out or coming loose.

If you simply brush and floss like normal and maintain regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Parra and the team at Millennium Dental, Beatriz Parra, DDS, your dental implants should last a long time.

Don’t let your smile suffer from missing teeth any longer. Schedule your dental implant consultation with Millennium Dental, Beatriz Parra, DDS, today by calling the office or booking a visit online.