With advancements in dental technology, dental implants have become the standard in replacing missing teeth. Dental implants support long-term oral health and a stable and comfortable bite. Fullerton, CA dentists Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel use dental implants as a part of their comprehensive and individualized dental care.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is made up of three parts. As seen in the diagram below there is the implant, the abutment, and the dental restoration.
How does the dental implant procedure work?
The small titanium screw is surgically implanted into the clean root canal of the missing tooth. The screw acts as a prosthetic root structure and once healed will actually fuse with the jaw bone stimulating natural growth and stability.
Can dental implants be used to replace a full set of missing teeth?
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or a full arch of upper and lower teeth. Mini implants can secure an ill fitted denture for a permanent and natural solution to a full arch of missing teeth.
If I have poor bone integrity am I still a candidate for dental implants?
Our Fullerton, CA dentist office uses the “All on Four” method for patients with compromised bone structure. With careful and personalized treatment planning, dental implants can successfully replace lost teeth for many patients. Dr. Patel and Patel will determine your eligibility during your one-on-one consultation
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Restores proper chewing, leading to a better diet and improved health.
- Avoids grinding down healthy teeth for conventional bridgework.
- Improves speech.
- Increases comfort.
- Helps promote long-term facial integrity.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are missing teeth contact our Fullerton, CA dentist office to schedule a consultation. Dental implants can restore your oral health and increase your quality of life.