Implants Specialist

1000Oaks Dental & Implants

Dentists located in Thousand Oaks, CA

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. 1000Oaks Dental & Implants's highly trained team makes dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, the 1000Oaks Dental & Implants team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Your mouth will need a few weeks to heal after the post is in place. Once your mouth has fully recovered, your dentist will mount the replacement tooth on the post. The replacement tooth is called a crown. Since the dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone, they're strong and stable. They won't shift around uncomfortably in your mouth like some dentures.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay securely affixed to your jaw.

Why do some patients love dental implants?

In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:

  • Are a permanent, lifelong solution
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You could also be a great implant candidate if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with your dentist to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Schedule your consultation online or call 1000Oaks Dental & Implants today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.