At El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness, we understand the impact of missing teeth on your oral health, self-confidence, and quality of life. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for tooth replacement, restoring the function, aesthetics, and stability of your smile. Our skilled dental team, led by Dr. Rika Prodhan-Ashraf, specializes in implant dentistry and is committed to providing personalized and exceptional care to help you regain a complete and beautiful smile.
What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. These biocompatible implants fuse with the bone over time, creating a strong and durable foundation for artificial teeth, such as dental crowns, bridges, or dentures.
The Dental Implant Process: The dental implant journey typically involves the following steps:
Comprehensive Examination and Treatment Planning: Our dental team will conduct a thorough examination, including dental X-rays or 3D scans, to evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. We will discuss your treatment goals, address any concerns, and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
Implant Placement: The dental implant placement is performed during a minor surgical procedure. Our skilled dentist will precisely position the implant into the jawbone, ensuring optimal stability and integration. Local anesthesia or sedation options are available to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Healing and Osseointegration: Following implant placement, a process called osseointegration occurs, during which the implant fuses with the surrounding bone over several months. This provides a solid and stable foundation for the final restoration.
Abutment Placement: Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, an abutment, a connector piece, is attached to the implant. The abutment serves as a support structure for the dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Restoration: Finally, the customized dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, is securely attached to the abutment. This restoration is meticulously designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, creating a seamless and natural-looking result.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Permanent Tooth Replacement: Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, providing stability and functionality similar to natural teeth.
Improved Oral Function: Dental implants restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly, allowing you to enjoy a varied and nutritious diet while speaking with confidence.
Enhanced Aesthetics: The natural-looking dental restorations used with implants blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, enhancing your smile’s appearance and boosting your self-confidence.
Preservation of Jawbone and Facial Structure: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving the natural contours of your face. This helps maintain a youthful facial appearance.
Convenience and Comfort: Dental implants eliminate the need for removable dentures or bridges, providing a fixed and stable solution. They eliminate the hassles and discomfort associated with traditional removable prosthetics.
Long-Term Durability: With proper care, dental implants have a high success rate and can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective investment in your oral health.
At El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness, we prioritize your comfort, satisfaction, and oral health. Our experienced team will guide you through each step of the dental implant process, ensuring you are well-informed, relaxed, and supported throughout your treatment journey.
If you have missing teeth and desire a permanent solution, schedule a consultation with us today. Let us help you regain a complete and confident smile with the transformative power of dental implants.
A missing tooth can cause more problems with your bit than just an unsightly appearance. Teeth may shift to fill in the space, changing your bite and smile. It can also cause your jawbone to shrink, which can change your facial structure and appearance, even when you aren’t smiling. Everyday tasks such as talking or chewing become more difficult when teeth are missing. Though bridges and dentures can be a solution to missing teeth, they are less ideal than a permanent implant. An implant takes the place of a missing tooth or teeth and preserves the jaw bone, preventing it from shrinking and changing.
Dental implants are the best option when it comes to restoring missing teeth. Patients with one or more missing teeth can choose this method of restoration. Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone for the most secure and realistic anchor. The cap also called the crown is then attached to this structure to imitate the appearance of a tooth.
Implants come with a number of benefits over other methods.
After your procedure is complete, it is important to care for the implants as you would your natural teeth, including daily brushing and dental cleanings at least every 6 months. A follow up appointment will be necessary to make sure the gums are healthy and that the implant is healing well.