Dental Implants in Orange County
Dental implants are highly-durable, functional alternatives to dentures and crown-and-bridge treatments. Affixed to the jaw through a simple surgical procedure, titanium dental implants fuse to the jaw over time, creating a structurally-sound synthetic tooth root onto which a specially-designed replacement tooth is attached.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial root replacements made of titanium that can be surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. During a minimally invasive surgical procedure, the implant post is inserted into the jaw bone. During the healing process, the implant post and the bone become integrated or fused together, similar to the relationship between a natural tooth root and the jawbone.
In general, the implant post will serve as an artificial or prosthetic tooth root which will be fitted with a dental crown, a multi-unit bridge, or even a denture. Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and expected to last many years. However, with certain patients, they may have to be replaced over time.
With the benefits of a secure integration between the implant post and surrounding bone, a dental implant becomes permanent (non-removable). The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and improve a patient’s quality of life as well as their smile!
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Restore a patient’s confident smile
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
Out of all tooth-replacement options available today, dental implants most closely mimic the tooth’s natural structure, providing both a titanium root and a durable replacement tooth (or “pontic”) attached to it. Dental implants stand alone without relying on other teeth for support, virtually eliminating the risk of damage to adjacent teeth that can occur with other types of treatment. Other advantages include durability, ease of care, and bone preservation. You can learn more about each of these by following the link above. Dental implant technology is supported by more than 40 years of research and clinical trials. Patients prefer the way implant placement regains their ability to chew properly, speak clearly and maintains good oral and systemic health.
Why are dental implants the most trusted choice for replacing missing teeth?
- An implant is a long-term replacement for individual or multiple teeth, or all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw ( All-on-Four technique).
- An implant is designed to remain in the mouth at all times and does not need to be removed.
- An implant stands independently separate from its neighboring teeth without requiring any drilling or altering of the natural teeth unlike a conventional dental bridge.
- An implant can be cared for with proper brushing and flossing along with the remaining natural teeth.
- Dental implants help to preserve the natural shape and volume of the jaw bone, preventing bone resorption and the appearance of premature aging.
Interested in learning more about dental implants, how they work, and whether they may be a good choice for you? Our oral surgeons at the Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants have compiled a page devoted to patient education on the subject of dental implants. Click the link above to learn more.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants, is the preferred treatment when replacing missing teeth that allows patients to maintain their natural quality of life. They also provide excellent support and stability if dental appliances are required such as a removable complete and partial dentures.
One of the latest restorative dental procedures offered by our oral surgeons is the All-on-4 Dental Implant Technique. This technique gets its name from the 4 implants it utilizes to successfully affix an entire set of teeth to the upper or lower jaw. The All-on-4 Technique utilizes the essential principles of typical dental implant surgery while also incorporating state-of-the-art prosthetic teeth design to give patients new, permanent teeth without dental implant surgery for each missing tooth. This procedure is ideal for patients with failing natural teeth who would like a more permanent solution than traditional dentures. Visit the link above for more information on the All-on-4 Technique.
In dental implant surgery, accuracy and precision are paramount. Our surgeons here at the Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants utilize the industry’s latest 3D imaging technology to plan surgery before it begins and provide guided assistance along the way. In addition to improving safety, this technology leads to more precise, functional, and aesthetically-pleasing results overall. To learn more about the benefits of our state-of-the-art 3D imaging guided implant placement technology, follow the link above.
For more information on dental implants, contact one of our four dental offices in Orange County.
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