Dental Implants in Garden Grove, Orange County
As a full-service dental practice in Garden Grove, CA, Precision Dental provides multiple tooth replacement options, including the superior dental implants, which give you the same feeling as having your natural teeth.
Dental implants are different from dentures or bridges in that they extend beneath the gums to the jawbone. This not only provides an incredibly strong support that is as good as your natural teeth, but also helps to stimulate the bone structure to prevent bone deterioration and preserve your facial structure.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that comprise three parts:
- A titanium implant – A small titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to act as the substitute tooth root that will support your tooth replacement.
- An abutment – This is a small post that is attached to the implant, and protrudes above the gums so it can provide stable support for the replacement tooth
- Replacement tooth – This is the artificial tooth that rests above the gums
What to Expect in a Dental Implant Procedure
The biggest drawback of dental implants is that the procedure takes six to eight months to complete. But you only need a few dental appointments, so the treatment won’t disrupt your daily life.
After the implant has been surgically implanted in your jawbone, it needs 3-6 months to heal and integrate with the jawbone, in a process known as osseointegration. This process is necessary to create a strong and sturdy support for your tooth replacement. In the meantime, you will be fitted with a temporary crown to help you eat, speak, and smile normally.
When the implant has bonded with the jawbone, the dentist will uncover it and attach a small collar, the abutment. This requires about two weeks to heal, after which an impression can be taken to create your custom replacement tooth.
When the restoration is complete, your mouth will function like it used to. You will be able to enjoy all your favorite foods and smile confidently, without requiring any extra dental care work beyond regular brushing and flossing.
Schedule a Consultation for Dental Implants at Precision Dental OC
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most adults can replace one or more teeth using dental implants, either as a singular treatment or in combination with full dentures. However, you need healthy bone tissue to bond with the titanium implant. Depending on your case, the dentist may recommend bone grafting before implant placement.
To learn more about dental implants, please contact our office in Garden Grove, CA. Our friendly staff will be happy to guide you through the process and book your appointment for proper diagnosis.