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As long as they are not structurally damaged, crooked teeth, poorly aligned teeth, and discolored teeth can be corrected using porcelain facing, porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin laminate layers of porcelain applied to the front side of the teeth. When teeth are badly damaged, crowns can be used to reinforce and rebuild the teeth. When there are missing teeth, dental implants, bridges, or removable appliances will be used to replace them in the most aesthetic way and will provide complete and total comfort in your everyday life.
A dental implant is the best option in replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth. Dental implants are also used for teeth that can't be maintained with a reliable and routine dental treatment. A tooth implant is an artificial tooth root or shaft, made of titanium, that is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, or bond, with the titanium shaft which, medically, is referred to as osseointegration. This process slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing and also creates a strong foundation for porcelain teeth. Osseointegration can also be used to stabilize your dentures.
Once the dental implant sets in your mouth, Dr. Shirin, your Thousand Oaks dentist, attaches the replacement tooth onto the top of the dental implant(s) which protrude through the gums. These implant (posts) will support the replacement teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure by preventing bone deterioration - which can occur when many teeth are missing.
Dental Implants are a permanent solution and have the advantage over bridge work of not stressing the surrounding teeth for support, and, should the tooth wear out, another implant can simply be replaced on the shaft.