Dental Implants Specialist

Russell Coser, DDS -  - Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry

Dental Excellence of South Bay

Russell Coser, DDS

Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry located in Torrance, CA

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Russell Coser, DDS, and the accomplished dentists and licensed denturists at Dental Excellence of South Bay offer dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Torrance, California, Dental Excellence of South Bay's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. 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. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay firmly attached to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

On top of functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:

  • Last longer than other restorative procedures
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • 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

Can anyone get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Dental Excellence of South Bay today.