Fill Gaps in Your Smile With Dental Implants in San Pedro

Whether you need to replace one tooth, a few teeth, or all your teeth, dental implants in San Pedro will enable you to chew, speak, and smile with pride. Implants are replacement tooth roots that are gently placed into your jawbone. They become a sturdy base for your replacement teeth so your smile will look, feel, and function like it did before you lost teeth!

Our dental implant restoration will:

  • Allow you to eat all the foods you love
  • Encourage you to smile with your teeth
  • Give you confidence when you speak, laugh or smile
  • Prevent bone loss in your jaw
  • Enhance your overall appearance and make you look youthful
  • Improve your oral health and overall well-being

With a top-quality dental implant restoration that is crafted specifically for you, we can give you the full smile you crave. Call Shook Dental Care at 310-982-6333 to schedule a consultation and find out whether implants are right for your smile.

Replace One Tooth or Many Teeth With a Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are not a 5-to-10-year solution. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. We partner with a top oral surgeon we’ve worked with for over 10 years to make sure your implants are placed with precision and care. From there, Dr. Shook will place the custom dental implant restoration that will make your smile whole again.

Our implants include:

  • Single Crown With a Dental Implant – Dr. Shook will attach a dental crown to a single implant to replace a missing tooth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge – If you have several teeth missing in a row, this type of dental bridge will restore your missing teeth by anchoring to implants. This eliminates the need to modify the healthy teeth on either side of your smile gap.
  • Implant-Retained Dentures – You can choose dentures that connect directly to implants via ball connectors or dentures that are attached to a sturdy bar atop your implants. Either way, your replacement teeth will stay securely in place.
  • All-on-6 Dental Implants – Using six implants, you’ll receive an entire arch of non-removable teeth. This procedure heals quicker than other implant procedures, so you can have a fully functioning smile in less time.

Whether you are replacing individual teeth or getting a whole arch, Dr. Shook works with a state-of-the-art lab to craft your new teeth, giving you the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

It doesn’t matter how many teeth you’ve lost; implants can fill your smile gaps. With proper care and upkeep from Dr. Victoria Shook, your dental implants will outlast any other tooth replacement. Want to know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants in San Pedro? Call 310-982-6333 to schedule a consultation at Shook Dental Care. You can also contact us via our online form.

Common Questions About Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Modern dental implants function as artificial roots for replacement teeth. Implants are anchored directly in your jawbone, like the roots of natural teeth are. Your jaw bonds to the implants to keep them securely in place. This provides a stable support system for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants also stimulate your jawbone, reducing your risk of bone loss, which is common after someone loses teeth.

Can dental implants be removed?

Technically, dental implants can be removed, although it is unlikely you would ever need to have that done. Once your implants have been placed in your jawbone, they completely bond with it and can last for decades, if not the rest of your life. Your replacement teeth that are anchored to your implants have an average life span of five to 10 years.

Are dental implants worth it?

In our opinion, implants are a good investment in your long-term oral health. When you get implants, you can bite and chew practically as well as someone with a full set of healthy teeth. That means you can eat a variety of foods to meet your nutritional needs. Implants can prevent the bone loss in your jaw, and implants add security and stability to restorations without denture adhesives.

Will my dental implants look natural?

No one but your dentist – or anyone else looking at an X-ray of your jaw – will likely ever see your implants. The restorations attached to your implants are the only part that is visible to others when you smile. Your implants not only give you a natural-looking smile, but they will feel natural too. Unlike other tooth replacements, restorations secured by implants won’t slip out of place.