Dental Implants Specialist

Expressions in Dentistry

General Dentistry located in Folsom, CA

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can restore your smile with a solution that feels, looks, and functions just like natural teeth. Thomas Ludlow, DDS, and his team of experts have helped many patients improve their smile with dental implants at Expressions in Dentistry in Folsom, California. To get started with your dental implants, schedule a visit with Dr. Ludlow and the team by calling the office or book an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the most advanced methods for replacing missing teeth. They’re small titanium articifial root replacements that your provider anchors into your jawbone with a minor surgery. 

As you heal from your procedure, your implants fuse with your jawbone and create a support system for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

Implant crowns and implant bridges are structurally similar to your natural teeth, giving your restoration a more comfortable feel and natural appearance. Expressions in Dentistry also offers All-on-4® implants, which can replace an entire dental arch and give you a brand-new smile in a day.

The Expressions in Dentistry team is very experienced in dental implants and is a trusted alternative to ClearChoice® dental implant centers, providing patients with compassionate, individualized care and a focus on whole-body health. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

By replacing your missing teeth, dental implants have a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved speech
  • Easier time chewing and digesting food
  • More attractive smile
  • More evenly distributing the force in your bite

Dental implants also have some significant advantages over other tooth replacement solutions, like traditional bridges and dentures. Unlike a traditional bridge, your dental implants don’t require you to remove any enamel from surrounding teeth, so your smile stays more intact.

Dental implants also connect your replacement tooth directly to your jawbone, unlike traditional bridges and dentures, where your artificial tooth rests on top of your gums. 

Furthermore, by connecting to your jaw, your dental implant keeps your bone tissue stimulated, which prevents bone loss and keeps your mouth healthier.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If you’re interested in getting dental implants, you first need to have a consultation with the team at Expressions in Dentistry. They perform a thorough evaluation of your smile, which might include digital radiography and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to evaluate the health of your jawbone. 

If you’re lacking in bone tissue, your provider might recommend that you get a bone graft before moving forward with dental implants. Adding more bone tissue to your jaw gives your implants a stronger foundation to hold the implants.

To schedule your consultation and see if dental implants are for you, call the Expressions in Dentistry office or use the convenient online booking tool.