Need New Teeth? Get The Best Quality Dental Implants In Brea, CA
Superior Dental Implants in Brea, CA
Implants, Brea, California
Did you know that, among American adults aged 35 to 44, 69% of them have already lost at least one permanent tooth? By age 50, Americans have lost an average of eight teeth (excluding wisdom teeth). This tells us that it's more common than not to lose teeth as you get older. There are a variety of ways to handle the problem. Some opt for a dental bridge, while others go for permanent dentures. One popular method of tackling the issue of missing teeth is to get dental implants -- a choice that three million Americans have already made. That number is growing by 500,000 per year. As you might expect with those numbers, it's generally considered a safe and effective method.
Dental implants are our specialty, and our team of top professionals know exactly how to guide patients through the process. If you feel like dental implants would improve the quality of your life, then don't miss out on what millions of Americans have already used to improve theirs. Give us a call at (562) 645-4834, and we'll gladly discuss with you the ins and outs of our affordable dental implants.
What is The Dental Implant Process?
What to expect when receiving your new tooth
Planning for the tooth implant process can involve a number of specialists. Fortunately, our staff has all the knowledge and tools necessary to advise you on your journey.
If your jawbone has deteriorated and is no longer dense enough to support the implant, a graft will be added to supplement.
A small cut is made to open the gum and expose the bone. Holes are drilled into the bone, and a post is placed deep into the bone. A temporary partial denture can fill this gap for now.
The jawbone now gradually unites with the surface of the dental implant, creating a solid base for your artificial tooth. This process can take several months.
Once the implant and jaw fuse, an abutment is attached to the implant where it can later act as the crown's anchor. In some cases, the implant and abutment are installed together.
Finally, impressions are made of your mouth, which are used to make your artificial tooth. The tooth is either similar to a denture, or is screwed or cemented onto an abutment.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
The classic decision for those who need new teeth
If you're missing teeth, you're probably looking at all your options and weighing one procedure against another. The choice to opt for dental implants or dentures is a common one. Here are some factors to consider when making your decision. For individuals with weak gums or jaws, dentures may be the best choice. They're often less expensive than dental implants as well. However, dentures can slip out of place if not secured with an adhesive. Partial dentures may promote infection or decay
in other teeth if they aren't fitted properly. If your gums and jaw are healthy, then dental implants may be the ideal choice. Implants are a common choice for those with one or two teeth missing and are a great alternative to dentures if several teeth are missing. Two or more implants can be used as a support base for several replacement teeth. Dental implants preserve your remaining jawbone, helping you maintain your facial structure and keep you looking young. On the other hand, dentures don't protect your jawbone in the same way,
and decreasing jawbone quality can lead to an aged look. Another point in favor of implants is that they help restore normal chewing capacity, whereas, with dentures, there are often restrictions placed on the types of food you can eat. Moreover, implants can last a lifetime with proper care, whereas dentures typically need to be replaced every 5-8 years. While the decision to go for implants or dentures is largely based on your unique dental situation, it's clear that dental implants have many advantages going for them.
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We offer only the best in care, comfort, and quality
Whether you've made the decision to get dental implants or you're still weighing the options, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable team of experts is ready to assist you with whatever questions or concerns you may have as we guide you through the tooth implant process. Our top-quality dental offices are equipped with cutting edge technology and tools to ensure that we offer you only the best. There's no worry about anything during our procedure -- our selection of anesthetic and sedation options will put you at ease. If you're ready to consult with us about dental implants, give us a call at (562) 645-4834 today!
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Before you decide on implants, make sure you're the right candidate
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. There are several factors to consider before diving in. Here are a few important ones: Overall health: Patients should be in good general health before getting dental implants. Jaw bone volume: An implant requires a strong, stable jaw to succeed. If you lack jaw density, a bone graft may help you develop a stronger foundation. Healthy gums: Good gum health is required to heal from your procedure.
If you're suffering from gum disease, speak with your dentist or periodontist. Ongoing care: Once you've received your implants, continuous maintenance is a must. You'll need to remain committed to brushing and flossing daily and going in for routine cleanings and exams. While these factors are certainly not disqualifiers, they all pose something to consider when making your decision. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to consult with us!
How many implants do you need for dentures?
For both bar-retained and ball-retained dentures, two denture implants are required for enough stability to support the dentures.
Are dental implants painful?
Patients who undergo dental implants do report some discomfort. However, the discomfort is reportedly not as bad as having a tooth removed. Moreover, we offer a variety of anesthetic options to make your experience more comfortable and relaxing.
How much are dental implants?
The cost of dental implants is largely based on the dentist, location, and insurance, as well as any related portions like abutments, bone grafts, and crowns. Give us a call at (562) 645-4834 to discuss your specific dental implant needs.
What is the success rate for dental implants?
The success rate for the procedure is remarkably high -- it's roughly 92% for the upper jaw and 95% for the lower jaw.
Will dental implants affect my other teeth?
Dental implants are self-contained and should have no direct effect on your other teeth. The only possible threat is from a rare infection called peri-implantitis, which causes jawbone loss around the dental implant and could affect neighboring teeth. However, proper oral care can help ensure that, like periodontal disease, this threat never happens.
What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is the process of replacing a patient's missing bone with synthetic material. Sometimes, the patient's own bone is used. However, synthetic material has been shown to pose a lower risk of complication and is less invasive for the patient.
Are there any recommended medications to take before the surgery?
Studies have shown that patients who take an antibiotic before surgery have an 80% lower chance of complications. When you consult with us, we may recommend medications that you can start prior to the surgery, based on your current health situation.
What are All On 4 dental implants?
All-on-4 dental implants involve replacing all the missing teeth in one arch using only four implants. This procedure benefits patients who have lost a lot of bone in the back areas of the mouth. Like full mouth dental implants, these are a more permanent option for replacing teeth than dentures.
What are mini dental implants?
Mini dental implants are useful for those who have lost too much bone mass in their jaws for a regular implant. As you might expect, these implants are structured similarly to regular dental implants but are smaller. They're comprised of a titanium post with a ball on the end and a socket with a rubber O-ring that connects a denture to the post.
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