If you start losing your hammers in the back of your mouth, the hammers are meant to chew and crush food, and you just have your scissors in the front, then you start using your scissors as hammers, and that's a downward slope. Then it leads to even more tooth loss. Implants are an excellent option for tooth replacement for so many reasons. For one reason, it preserves the bone. If you don't replace the root of a tooth, the bone deteriorates, and it reabsorbs, and it shrinks. So we have an implant that replaces the root of a tooth. It keeps your bone there. It's the closest thing to putting your tooth back. We like implants because it keeps a one-tooth problem a one-tooth problem. We don't get the neighboring teeth involved. With the old-fashioned bridge work, we'd have to cut down the neighboring teeth and use those teeth to hold the false tooth between, to bridge the gap. Implants have really given people a nice option. My office is a big restorative office for dental implants. I do all kinds of cases. Front teeth where it's really critical to keep the soft tissue intact. We do that. I have an excellent team that's behind me. I have a great oral surgeon that I've been working with for 10 years. Some cases are simple with one tooth, and some cases we're doing full arches and implants. Every case is a little bit different. Some people's needs are a little bit different. But that's the joy. That's the fun of it. Explaining to people what's possible these days is really exciting. I'm really confident with implants because it's a really predictable outcome. A really important point about why dental implants are a good option for people to replace missing teeth, is because if you have missing teeth, you're overloading the remaining teeth, the remaining dentition. If you overload things, things are going to start failing like a domino effect. In dentistry we like a balance. We like people to restore their dentition, replace missing teeth, whether it's with implants or partials, because you want to distribute the force of your bite evenly.
At Shook Dental Care, we have helped many patients with missing teeth regain their ability to chew, speak, and smile with pride. Whether you have lost one tooth, a few teeth, or need to replace all your teeth, trusted San Pedro, CA dentist Dr. Victoria Shook is here to help you with dental implant restoration.
With top-quality dental implant restoration that is crafted specifically for you, we can give you the full smile you crave at Shook Dental Care. Call Shook Dental Care in San Pedro, CA today at 310-982-6333 to come in and talk to us about your smile solutions.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are gently placed into your jawbone. We work with the top area specialists to make sure you get your dental implants placed with precision and care.
From there, top San Pedro, CA dentist Dr. Victoria Shook will place the custom dental implant restoration that will make your smile whole again. Whether you are replacing individual teeth or getting a whole arch, Dr. Shook will work with a state-of-the-art lab to craft your new teeth, giving you the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.
All-on-6 Implants from Shook Dental Care
In addition to our implant-retained and implant-supported dentures, Dr. Victoria Shook also offers the All-on-6 dental implant solution. Using only six dental implants, Dr. Shook can replace an entire arch of teeth with a permanent, non-removable set of new teeth. Unlike other full-mouth solutions that use just two or four implants, All-on-6 gives you superior stability and function.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer you the same benefits you received from your real teeth.
- Stability – Your dental implants don’t allow your new teeth to move or get out of position in any way. You can eat with confidence, smile without fear, and speak to anyone knowing that your dental implants are going to stay in place.
- Bone Health – Dental implants keep you safe from the bone loss that comes after you lose your real teeth. Don’t let your appearance suffer – make sure you keep your smile looking youthful with implants.
- Lifetime Solution – Dental implants are not a 5- to 10-year solution. They are a “rest of your life” solution. With proper care and upkeep from Dr. Victoria Shook, your dental implants will outlast any other tooth replacement.
Get the Smile You Deserve at Shook Dental Care
Schedule your dental implant restoration consultation today with Dr. Victoria Shook by calling 310-982-6333 or using our online form. Dental implant restoration from Shook Dental Care offers you the stability, appearance, and durability your smile deserves.
Dr. Victoria Shook has professional affiliations with The California Dental Association (CDA), The American Dental Association (ADA), and more. Which makes her one of the trusted dentists in San Pedro, CA.