Dental Implants in Fullerton, CA, at Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental
Dental implants are the ideal treatment option for people who want a permanent, natural-looking solution for missing or lost teeth. We offer multiple treatment options at Fullerton Craft Smiles for replacing teeth that are no longer functional. Although, dental implants offer the most effective, durable, and lasting solution for restoring your smile. Dental implants have a very high success rate and quite literally save the day when one tooth goes missing.
Our dentists, Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel, work with patients individually to determine if they are good candidates for dental implants. We will help you decide if implants are the best treatment for your unique needs and goals.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a complete “prosthetic tooth” structure. This means it replaces all parts of the natural tooth to support your overall oral health. They consist of 3 basic parts: an implant post, abutment, and cap or crown. Implants are strong. In fact, they are stronger than your natural teeth. That is why they can support a denture or bridge without any trouble.
The process spans a period of several months to allow time for tissues to heal and the implant to integrate with your natural bone. When you get an implant, it feels like your natural tooth because it is literally inserted into the jawbone, underneath the gum line. It looks like a natural tooth and is permanently in place. Once the implant is in, your dentist will attach a crown to it for function and protection.
Dental implants stimulate healthy bone cell growth due to the titanium post, which acts like a tooth root. This will reduce bone loss in the jaw and the subsequent shrinkage, which can affect your overall appearance.
Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures. They look more natural than dentures or partial dentures. They last longer than other tooth replacement options because they are anchored into your jawbone, making them nearly impossible to dislodge. A dental implant will last a lifetime with proper dental care, allowing you to enjoy the best possible quality of life with a functional smile.
How do Dental Implants Replace Teeth?
There are several ways in which dental implants can be used to replace missing or lost teeth. Dr. Kush or Krutav Patel will address your specific dental health needs with the appropriate option.
Missing one or two teeth?
We can use a dental implant to replace one or two teeth. We can use them to replace teeth that are congenitally missing or teeth that have been lost due to accidents, tooth decay, gum disease, or other reasons. The single dental implant replaces the tooth’s root portion embedded in the jawbone.
This foundation of the dental implant provides stability and strength and also helps ensure that surrounding teeth don’t shift out of position. The tooth implant will help maintain the bone structure and prevent neighboring teeth from moving, which can cause additional problems or even tooth loss.
Missing several teeth?
We can place dental implants to support a hybrid bridge or partial denture if you are missing several teeth in a row. Dentists also call this type of restoration an implant-supported bridge or implant-secured bridge.
Missing all of your teeth?
There are a variety of treatment techniques to replace all of your missing teeth using dental implants. We can replace Ill-fitting dentures with permanent dentures using several mini implants. This treatment is also known as All-on-4 dental implants or an implant-supported denture. Favored solutions include All-on-Four Dental Implants and “Teeth in a Day,” offering immediate function dental implants, so you never have to go without your smile.
The Dental Implant Procedure
We begin every procedure with a consultation at our office. We’ll discuss your goals and budget and fully examine your mouth and medical history. It’s important to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you. To get dental implants, you must have good overall health and enough suitable bone structure to support the implants.
We’ll move further if you’re a good candidate, starting with the surgical portion. The surgeon places dental implant posts in the jawbone. They’ll take around 3-6 months to heal completely and fully. The posts fuse with your jawbone, spurring bone regeneration and providing extra support. We can give you a temporary restoration so that you can function normally while you heal.
We place abutments on top of the implant posts to connect them to dental restorations. The restoration is custom-made, depending on the number of implants that are placed. A dental crown, bridge, or denture is fabricated to fit the shape, size, and color of the rest of your smile so that it blends in seamlessly.
Why Choose Dental Implants at Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental?
Although patients will typically have options for replacing one or more lost teeth, dental implants will provide the most natural appearance and function for your smile. Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement. We recommend them to our patients whenever possible.
- 98% success rate – the highest of any dental procedure!
- Helps to avoid bone loss and gum recession associated with tooth loss.
- 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.
During your consultation, Dr. Patel will discuss all aspects of your treatment options, including treatment time and cost. He will work with you to ensure that our dentistry provides the best result for your health, goals, and budget.
Ideal candidates for dental implants are in good overall health. Implant placement is a surgical procedure; you must be healthy enough to undergo it. You also have to have good oral health. If you have gum disease, this needs to be treated before implant placement. You’ll also have to remove remaining teeth or teeth fragments in the area where implants will be placed. We’ll test your mouth to ensure that you have the bone density to support implants. A bone graft procedure will need to be performed if you don’t.
Schedule a Consultation Today
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.