General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Ventura, CA
Missing teeth can leave your smile less functional and unattractive, but they don’t have to. If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, schedule a consultation for dental implants with Tariq Jabaiti, DDS, at Avra Dental. Dr. Jabaiti has helped many people achieve fuller, healthier smiles with dental implants at his state-of-the-art office in Ventura, California. Booking a visit is easy: simply call the office and speak with a friendly team member or use the convenient online tool.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots Dr. Jabaiti installs to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They’re made from biocompatible materials, like titanium or ceramic, so your body doesn’t realize that they’re a foreign substance. Because of this, your implants fuse with your jawbone as you heal from the procedure.
Once fused, or osseointegrated, a dental implant provides a stable foundation for Dr. Jabaiti to secure a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures. The result is a replacement tooth that’s nearly identical to your natural tooth structures.
At Avra Dental, Dr. Jabaiti offers state-of-the-art same-day implants to replace your missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
What distinguishes dental implants from more traditional tooth-replacements (like bridges and dentures) is that they connect your restoration directly to your jawbone. By mimicking your natural tooth structures, dental implants provide a more secure tooth replacement, giving you a smile that looks and feels better.
Dental implants also stimulate the bone tissue in your jaw, unlike bridges and dentures. When you’re missing a tooth, the area in your jawbone beneath the empty space is deprived of stimulation. Your bone tissue needs stimulation to retain its strength. So, when you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, your jawbone can deteriorate.
Because dental implants connect directly to your jawbone, they protect you from this bone loss, helping to maintain the shape of your face and keep your mouth healthier.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
For your dental implants to be successful, you need to have healthy gums. If you have gum disease or another condition affecting your gums, Dr. Jabaiti needs to successfully treat it before you can consider getting dental implants.
For your implants to properly function, you also need to have substantial tissue in your jawbone. The implant anchors into your jawbone, and without enough bone tissue, it won’t have a firm enough grip. If your jawbone is lacking, you can get a bone graft to augment it and make it more suitable for implants.
If you want to learn more about how implants can improve your oral health and appearance, schedule a visit with Dr. Jabaiti today by calling the offices at Avra Dental or using the online booking system.