Dental Implants Specialist

Jennifer Cha, DMD, MS -  - Periodontist

Jennifer Cha, DMD, MS

Periodontist & Cosmetic Dentist located in South Pasadena, CA

If you’re missing one or more of your teeth and you’re seeking a way to restore the function and beauty of your smile, consider dental implants with Jennifer Cha, DMD, in South Pasadena, California. Dental implants are titanium posts that Dr. Cha implants into your jaw, where they act as artificial tooth roots for natural-looking tooth replacements. Find out more about Dr. Cha and her advanced techniques by scheduling a consultation with her over the phone today.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that Dr. Cha places into your jawbone as supports for artificial tooth replacements, also known as crowns. These independent structures give you the opportunity to enjoy sturdy, strong, reliable, and long-lasting restorations.

Dental implants work differently than other restoration options, because they fuse with your bone, and act as artificial tooth roots, rather than relying on existing teeth for support. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer you numerous benefits, whether you want to replace just one tooth or all of your teeth. These benefits include:

Preservation of your facial structure

Your teeth and jawbone support your facial structure, and when you lose teeth, you can lose some of that facial structure. When this happens, your face may develop premature sagging and wrinkles.

Dental implants restore your face shape by adding teeth back into your smile, and they preserve your face shape by preventing your jawbone from deteriorating and losing density.

Improved function and comfort

Because they create such a strong, reliable root, dental implants are more comfortable than other types of dental restorations. They allow you to eat, talk, and laugh with confidence and ease.

Protection of your surrounding teeth

Some crown placements may require filing down your teeth to fit them or cementing them to existing teeth for support. Dental implants have no such requirements, so you don’t have to worry about them weakening the structure or compromising the appearance of any of your teeth.

Dental implants also lead to decreased sensitivity in your surrounding teeth.

Long life

Dental implants usually last much longer than dentures and dental bridges. They offer you a strong, natural-looking smile for years to come. 

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants can help improve the function and cosmetic appearance of your smile. They might be the right choice for you if you’re missing several or all of your teeth, or if your teeth are:

  • Cracked or broken
  • Damaged by severe tooth decay
  • Badly worn

To be a candidate for dental implants, you must also have healthy gum tissue, and your jawbone must be strong and healthy enough to hold an implant. You must also be willing to commit several months to the restoration process.

If you’re ready to pursue your dream of an affordable, healthy, and beautiful smile, reach out to Dr. Cha to schedule a dental implant consultation by phone.