Looking for a solution to replace your missing teeth? Dental implants are the preferred method by both patients and dentists alike! A remarkable accomplishment of modern dentistry, implants do more than just restore the look and feel of your smile; they also promote healthy jawbone growth and virtually match the strength of a natural tooth.
Dental implants do much more than simply enhance your smile. They truly have the power to transform your life. Many patients who have had implants in the past claim that the results are so good that they feel as if they have their natural teeth back!
Rather than facing a hassle with slipping dentures or only partially restoring your smile with a bridge, choose a dental implant for dependable, life-changing results. If you are interested in restoring one or more missing teeth with dental implants, call our Bell, CA, office today to schedule your free consultation!
Dental Implant PlacementThe dentists at our practice are both skilled and experienced in the precise placement of dental implants. Implant placement comprises the surgical aspect of the procedure, in which the titanium post is implanted into the patient’s jawbone. Once placed, the implant requires time to heal before the procedure can be completed.
After the surrounding tissue has had time to heal, our team will complete the procedure by adding an abutment and beginning the restoration process.
Dental Implant RestorationFor patients that have had their implant post placed and healed, it is time for their smile to be restored. This step in the process involves the placement of the custom-made crown. The crown is built to match the exact size and color of surrounding teeth so that the artificial tooth will blend with the rest of the smile.
With the abutment acting as a secure connection between the dental crown and implant post, the crown is securely affixed to the implant below the gumline. Once the process is complete, each piece works together to replace not only the natural tooth but also the tooth root. We invite patients that have had their implant placed and healed by our team or at another practice to give us a call today and schedule their implant restoration.
Single Dental ImplantsEven missing just one tooth can wreak havoc on the lives of patients. This can affect their confidence, ability to speak clearly, and can begin negatively impacting their oral health.
- A missing tooth leaves an open pocket in the mouth that can give gum disease-causing bacteria a place to thrive. Over time, this can affect the entire mouth as the gum condition worsens.
- The empty space may also lead to the shifting of neighboring teeth to fill the gap, causing teeth to become misaligned.
- Patients will also begin experiencing bone loss in the area of the missing tooth as there is no longer stimulation present from the tooth’s root. As time passes, this area of bone will continue to deteriorate.
A dental implant can eliminate these problems while also restoring the appearance of the patient’s smile! The implant can be applied to fill a single empty space left by one missing tooth or can be applied in separate sections when single teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth.
Implant-Supported BridgesThose who are missing multiple, consecutive sections of teeth may benefit from an implant-supported bridge. Rather than a traditional bridge that requires adjacent healthy teeth to be filed and prepared to secure the appliance, an implant-supported bridge does not warrant any damage to healthy teeth.
- Instead of adhering the bridge to natural teeth, the bridge is instead secured to implants.
- Implants and abutments are placed on either side of the tooth gap where sections of three or more teeth are missing.
- Once the implant is placed and healed, the bridge is secured to the abutments on either side of the gapped area.
Supporting Your Insurance PlanWe believe that patients deserve to have healthy, full smiles, and they should not have to worry about the costs associated with the treatment they need. We are proud to support all insurance plans so that patients have assistance in affording dental implants. Additionally, we will work to create a payment plan with CareCredit or Sunbit to fit the patient’s budget.
Never again will patients need to choose between the care they need and the care they can afford. Call today to get started with a free implant consultation!