Correcting missing teeth and improving smiles

Missing teeth can certainly have an impact on your social life. If you’ve noticed that you miss out on family functions or fun gatherings with friends because of your smile, then it’s time to consider the benefits of dental implants in Manhattan Beach CA. Not only can these devices restore the look and function of your smile, but they can also get you back to interacting with your loved ones once again.

At Beachside Smiles we understand the impact that your teeth can have on your life, and that’s why we’re here to help. Having a beautiful smile is essential in today’s world, and it is difficult to feel confident if your smile isn’t what you want it to be. That’s why Manhattan Beach dentist Dr. Mungcal at Beachside Smiles is happy to offer dental implants to his Manhattan Beach neighbors.

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  • Permanent solution
  • Improved chewing and speaking
  • Natural function and look
  • Improved facial appearance
  • Prevention of bone loss
  • No special care required
  • Very sturdy and secure
  • No diet restrictions
  • Can be changed or updated

What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?

  • Dental implants can look extremely natural, mimicking the look of the surrounding, natural teeth in your mouth. We color-match them. So, they look completely natural in your smile.
  • Dental implants feel like natural teeth and can give your mouth that full, complete feeling.
  • Unlike a dental bridge, which reduces the enamel of the adjacent teeth and uses them to connect the three teeth together, an implant is a stand-alone tooth that is easier to clean, permanent, and preserves the bony ridge of a patient’s mouth.

Dental implants are highly recommended to address missing teeth. The process of obtaining this type of oral procedure is simple. First, Manhattan Beach dentist Dr. Mungcal at Beachside Smiles will give you an examination during a consultation to determine your overall oral health. A CT scan is completed in order to diagnose the level of bone in your mouth three-dimensionally, as a strong and adequate bone structure is required to hold dental implants in place successfully. The CT scan offers assurance that the implants will not hit any vital anatomy such as nerves or sinuses. Few other dentists in the area have the state-of-the-art technological equipment that is used by Manhattan Beach dentist Dr. Mungcal at Beachside Smiles. 

Once Manhattan Beach dentist Dr. Mungcal has determined you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will place the titanium implant (a small metal post) into the jawbone. In 3-6 months, osseointegration, or fusing with the jawbone occurs. During this process, the bone will grow around the titanium implant in order to strengthen it and hold it in place. It is a little like growing a “new” tooth root as dental implants are tooth root replacements. Temporary dental crowns are placed on the implants until osseointegration has been completed. When the healing time is completed, your Manhattan Beach dentist will then fit and place a permanent dental crown on your implant.

Dental implants  last an extremely long time, which makes them a more permanent solution to replacing missing teeth than a dental bridge or partial denture. They also offer more strength and stability than other solutions, which makes them highly recommended by Dr. Mungcal, who has over 15 years of experience in placing implants.

If you are missing teeth that you would like to address in order to help improve the look of your smile, call Dr. Mungcal at Beachside Smiles today to find out what Manhattan Beach CA can do to change your smile!

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

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