Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dr. Eggert was born in Orange California. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor from California State University at Fullerton. He attended dental school at the University of Southern California and graduated with honors.
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A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food).
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is resorbed. This often results in a condition in which there is decreased bone volume and poor bone quality. If this is not corrected, most patients are not candidates for the placement of dental implants.