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If you have been told that dental implants would be a good choice for you, you may be wondering what exactly they are and how they work. A dental implant is best known as a tooth replacement option that consists of an artificial tooth root that is made from titanium and placed into your jawbone through a surgical procedure. The artificial root fuses with the jawbone to create a solid foundation for your new smile.

Today, dental implants are becoming much more efficient and effective and as dental technology continues to improve, patients are choosing this option over others such as dentures, bridges, and even crowns. People who suffer from dental decay, problems with their teeth, or those who have been in an accident find that dental implants work wonderfully.

Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry offers patients the option of dental implants as a tooth replacement option. We are confident that implants will provide you with the feel, function, and fit you desire from your new artificial teeth.

What Makes Dental Implants a Better Option?

Dental implants are usually a better option for most patients over some of the other tooth replacement choices. The reason is because implants are much more secure in the mouth as the jawbone fuses to the artificial root and creates a solid foundation.

In addition, dental implants do not move around in your mouth like dentures and bridges do. Implants are fixed in one spot. Dentures tend to slip and move around thus irritating the gums.

Lastly, dental implants maintain their shape and do not warp or change over time. This means that they will last for decades and you do not have to worry about an additional adjustment period or replacement.

What Makes Up a Dental Implant?

There are three main areas to a dental implant, and they include:

  1. The implant. The implant itself is the main piece to the dental implant and is made from titanium and looks like a small screw. It mimics your natural tooth root and is surgically placed into the jawbone.
  2. The abutment. This is a piece that attaches to the root and is used to connect the crown that is placed on top.
  3. The crown. The crown is the visible portion of the dental implant that you and everyone else will see when you talk and smile. The crown is placed onto the abutment and looks as natural.

If you are looking for a great tooth replacement option, dental implants are a good choice. You can receive dental implants on both the upper or lower portion of your jaw.

Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry Offers Dental Implants in La Habra, CA

Looking for tooth replacement options in La Habra, CA? Now is a great time to reach out to the team at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry. We offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options including dental implants. Call us today to schedule your consultation.


3 months ago

Look No Further!

I have been going to Dr. Cho Dentistry for over 20 years since I was a teenager, and now I take my whole family there. The staff is great and Dr. Cho is a true professional. Highly recommended!

2 months ago

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Great staff. Clean office. Dr. Cho his gentle and explains everything well. You actually won't mind going to the dentist!

2 months ago

Simply the Best

As always I have the best experience at my dentists office!! Thank you 😊

Anthony Delos Santos

5 months ago

Finally, Honest Dentist in La Habra, CA

Very friendly and welcoming staff during my visit, Dr. Cho addressed all my issues and concerns in a professional manner.

Claud Collins

4 months ago

Excellent Staff

Best dentist around I have been going to this dentist for about 25 years or more they have a great staff to.thanks for being so helpful

Lindsay Weatherford

9 months ago

Thank you Dr. Cho!

Dr. Cho has been my dentist for about a year, after my family and I relocated to the area last year. Very recently I experienced tremendous tooth pain in one of my back molars. I called the office a...

Veronica Ramírez

6 months ago

Great Office!

New patient for examination and cleaning: Arrived early 11:48 am for 12:00pm appointment, had paperwork filled out by 12:01, called to the back at 12:16. Had full x- rays, photographs -in my opinion unnecessary - and a panoramic x-ray - which was a bad image as the bottom half of the image was obstructed by the lead apron. The dentist exam included deep poking of gums to check for gum pockets, heavy hands noted toward the back teeth which resulted in bleeding - I brush and floss regularly and never bleed from flossing, however, dentist recommendation was “gum treatment, ” which is essentially a deep cleaning under local anesthesia in all 4 quadrants, this is not fully covered by the insurance, I was quoted $600 out of pocket. I declined stating “I will not pay that.” The regular cleaning was not performed as I declined the deep cleaning, no other option. Just felt like the deep cleaning should be reserved for people with symptomatic gum disease, including symptoms such as bleeding or red gums - both of which I do not experience. I’m definitely getting a second opinion and recommend always getting a second opinion if a dentist readily “recommends” a “gum treatment” on the very first visit, which may be unnecessary and lead to unwarranted invasive treatment with possible complications.

Alejandra Barquero

4 months ago

Dr. Cho is Awesome

I visited Dr.Cho’s office after reading amazing yelp reviews. I was extremely hesitant to make an appointment at first due to my bad history with other dentists but now I am so glad I did. The front...

John H.

7 days ago

We Love Dr. Cho

Great Dentist!

Lisa W., Patient

Great personal care

Dr. Kenneth Cho is a dentist that we trust. My family and I have been going to his office for 20+ years. He was the first dentist for both of my children (now collage age), and they still go to him. He can take care of every need for oral health including braces. No need to go from place to place, and everyone in the office is friendly and helpful.