It’s important to take care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly, along with consistent dental care can help your teeth and gums stay healthy throughout your life. But even with the best possible care, it’s possible for teeth to become chipped, damaged, or fall out completely as a result of blunt force or severe tooth decay.
No one wants teeth missing when they smile. If you’ve lost a tooth, or have a tooth that is badly damaged that you’d like replaced, one of the best solutions is a dental implant. Here at Dr. Cureton’s office in Salinas, we provide comfortable, long lasting dental implants that restore your smile with a natural looking tooth that matches the fit of your mouth. Learn more by calling (831) 449-8363 today.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a type of restoration procedure that replaces missing teeth with realistic, long lasting replacement teeth. The implants are placed on top of an anchor that Dr. Cureton has surgically implanted within the gum. This holds the tooth in place just like a real tooth, allowing you to chew, bite, and smile just like your original teeth.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of many procedures we have available for patients that have lost or severely damaged teeth. It’s also not right for everyone. While dental implants are fantastic choices for select patients, candidates for these implants have the following qualities:
- Must have healthy gums and jaw.
- Must have all permanent teeth.
- Must have strong and healthy jaw bone.
- Must not be a better candidate for other procedures, like dentures.
Dr. Cureton is happy to consult with you about all of your options and help you determine the best one for both your oral health and your budget. There are a lot of great strategies out there for addressing missing teeth. But dental implants is by far one of our most popular, and a great choice for those in Salinas hoping to rebuild their smile.
What Are The Next Steps?
Before we can determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Cureton needs to see you for a consultation. We’re confident that you’ll love our dentist and its staff. Dr. Cureton is a highly trained and experienced general and cosmetic dentist that is available to treat your entire family.
Dr. Cureton has been a Salinas dental implant specialists right here at this very same office for over 30 years, and his staff is here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you would like to address your missing teeth and improve your smile, please call us today to schedule your appointment.