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Even though permanent teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, a tooth may be lost to severe decay, injury, gum disease, or another issue. Obviously, this isn’t ideal, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your smile. If you lose a tooth, Drs. Zhao and Hadiwidjaja may recommend a dental restoration like a dental implant. We’ve found that dental implants are a great choice for many of our patients because both the root and the crown of the tooth are replaced. This means that dental implants become a permanent part of your smile. Also, no healthy teeth are altered to place your implant!

Our dentists and team know how worrisome losing a tooth can be. Looking into your options can be stressful, but we’d like to help. Our dentist and team are happy to go through the dental implant process with you and answer any questions that you may have.

The first things Dr. Zhao and Dr. Hadiwidjaja will do is check the health of your gums and use X-rays to make sure that you have enough jawbone structure to support the dental implant post. If you are a candidate, the implant post will be placed. While your jawbone is healing, it will fuse with the implant post. The fusing of the bone and implant means that the implant post can be a permanent part of your smile!

After your jawbone has healed, we’ll attach an abutment to the implant post. This connector post allows the crown to be attached to the implant. We want your implant crown to be your crowning glory, so it will be made for your individual smile.

Because your dental implant will be a part of your smile, you’ll be able to eat and speak properly and with confidence. Your implant will be very durable and can last for years or even a lifetime!

We welcome you to contact Sunshine Dental Group today at 626.579.4274 for more information about dental implants in El Monte, California, and to schedule a consultation. We are happy to be your dental information resource!