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Dental Implants Placentia, CA

Fullerton Craft Smiles, the dental office of Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel, offers their patients dental implants to restore missing teeth. Dental implants are a strong and long lasting option for people who have lost teeth due to gum disease, an accident or other complications. Whether you are missing one tooth or several, dental implants offer you the opportunity to smile with comfort and confidence again. By replacing the entire tooth, including the root, it is possible to restore the look, feel and function of the natural tooth you once had. Once Drs. Patel have completed the process in their Placentia, CA dentist office, your smile will look as though you never lost any teeth at all. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or an entire arch of missing teeth.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. Avoiding tooth replacement because of treatment cost often leads to more expensive treatment down the road and decreased quality of life. If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, that void can cause bone loss and deterioration in your jawbone as well as gum recession. Dental implants are the only option for missing teeth that stimulates the jaw bone which helps stimulate bone growth. This will prevent bone loss. Also, if you avoid replacing missing teeth, you bite will be affecting possibly leading to TMJ issues.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Anaheim, CA, Placentia, CA and Fullerton, CA area dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Fullerton Craft Smiles. We will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Then Dr. Patel will use that to attach a replacement tooth in his Placentia, CA cosmetic dentistry office. A dental implant is comprised of three main parts: the titanium post that is surgically implanted, the abutment and a prosthetic tooth. This can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a dental bridge or denture for multiple missing teeth. Dental implants do not come loose like dentures and can last a lifetime if cared for properly along with regular dental visits.

The dental implant procedure is a two part process: implantation and dental restoration. Placentia, CA dentists, Drs. Patel and Patel will need to do a comprehensive evaluation and consultation to examine your mouth, teeth and bone structure to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.

Implantation: The first part of the dental implant procedure involves the extraction of the tooth if needed and implantation of the titanium implant post. It is surgically placed into the bone where it will integrate and become part of the living bone structure. This provides a sturdy, long lasting support for the prosthetic tooth that is not achieved with other replacement options. The healing process for dental implant varies, but generally takes three to six months. During this time, you may have a temporary crown or bridge to restore aesthetics and function.

Implant Restoration: The second part of the dental implant procedure involves the implant restoration. Dr. Patel will uncover the dental implant and attach an abutment. Next, he will secure the replacement tooth or teeth. In the case of a single missing tooth, Dr. Patel will use a dental crown. For two or more missing teeth, they may use a dental bridge or denture.

As a highly trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Krutav Patel has dedicated his career to advancing his dental education and expanding his skill set. He is dedicated to delivering excellent dental implant results. Dr. Patel has completed hundreds of hours of postgraduate education in dental implants and oral surgery. Dr. Patel is also board certified in intravenous and oral sedation from the University of Southern California.