When your teeth have been lost or removed from your mouth, Dr. Ryan Blatchley can help you find a replacement that perfectly meets your needs. One of the solutions our dentist may offer is a dental implant. Implants provide strong, natural-looking restorations that can last for a lifetime. Call Blatchley Family Dentistry at 805-347-4785 to schedule an appointment and find out if dental implants in Santa Maria, California, are right for you!

Dental implants are reliable restorations that can replace one tooth, several teeth or even an entire arch of teeth. Each natural tooth has a root that holds it in place, and a dental implant acts as a strong artificial root for your new tooth. The dental implant post is a screw made of titanium that is installed securely in your jawbone. This will keep your new tooth stable so that you can chew and speak normally. Some time is needed for the implant to fuse successfully with the jawbone; we will schedule follow-up appointments so that we can check on its progress.

Once the implant post has integrated with the jawbone, our dentist will place a restoration on top of the post. This restoration may be a dental crown, bridge or denture. The restoration will be customized to match your other teeth and appearance so that your new smile can look natural and feel great.

Your oral health can be restored to optimal function and appearance when your missing or damaged teeth are replaced. A dental implant in particular is an excellent option to replace a tooth because it can provide the comfort, feel and look of a natural tooth, and when you care for it properly, it can last many years or even a lifetime. To learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you, please give us a call!