Dental Implants - Thousand Oaks Dental
Thousand Oaks Dental Implant specialist, Dr. Vik Luthra, is proud to offer our patients Dental Implant treatments of the highest quality. Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacements for patients who have lost teeth or had teeth extracted. If you or someone you know is seeking a natural looking solution for tooth loss that can last a lifetime, we invite you to schedule an exam with Thousand Oaks Dental to find out how dental implants can work for you.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is made up of three parts, making them the closest match to natural teeth. The components are the implant post, which takes the place of a root of a tooth, the abutment, and the crown.
The Implant Post is similar to a small screw that is made of titanium, which is very friendly to the bone. The post fuses to the bone, creating a very strong bond that can last a lifetime when properly cared for.
The Abutment is attached to the post after the implant post has fused to the bone. The abutment is a small metal cap that connects the crown to the implant post.
The Crown is placed on the abutment that is very similar to any other crown that is done in your mouth on a tooth. It is color matched to neighboring teeth to provide a seamless smile that looks and feels natural.
What does getting Dental Implants involve?
Our doctors will perform a thorough exam which includes taking a 3D image to identify all the necessary information needed to make sure the implant process goes smoothly and all the options are taken into consideration. Understanding that every patient's situation is unique, Dr. Luthra will make sure he reviews all findings with his patient and all questions are answered.
Our doctors specialize in implant dentistry. They are active in numerous professional associations and are committed to providing the highest level of personalized care to every patient.
Dental Implants are the standard of care for patients that are missing one or several teeth. They can provide great stability for an existing denture that is feeling loose or can completely eliminate the need for a denture, and they never decay or need root canals.
If you are missing teeth or are in need of teeth extraction and replacement, contact Thousand Oaks Dental to find out how dental implants can restore the health and function of your smile.