Chino Valley, CA
Having gaps between teeth as a result of lost or missing teeth can impact your mouth negatively. You may start noticing the other teeth shift toward the void. You may also begin to have a sunken-in face because of bone resorption. Granite View Dental recommends dental implants because they provide a permanent solution for teeth replacement. Our dental implants are custom-created, making them match your mouth.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Patients and dentists alike consider dental implants because they provide a lasting, stable tooth replacement. They can replace one lost tooth or many missing teeth. Dental implants can even replace a complete arch of teeth, for instance, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. A dentist places the titanium post, which is the actual implant piece, into the jawbone within the site of your lost teeth. The implant post replaces the natural tooth root, ensuring a stable restoration. Our dentist will allow a period of healing so that the bone bonds with the titanium implant through the osseointegration process. Each dental implant prosthesis is custom-designed to fit your smile properly and aesthetically.
The Implant Procedure
We start off by numbing the site to promote comfort during implantation. Once we set the implant into the jawbone, we allow for about three months so that it heals and bonds with the bone. You will receive a temporary tooth during the waiting period. You use the tooth to chew, but it also provides protection to the site. Our final restoration is created by obtaining 3D scans or impressions that serve as a model to guide the fabrication process. When the permanent restorations are available for placement, you are scheduled to check in so that we can place them. Our dentist will cement the final tooth to an abutment or connecting piece.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Replacing missing teeth provides many benefits to your oral health. It also helps improve the function and appearance of a smile. Dental implants can take the place of removable dentures or other replacement options for lost teeth. Dentures often leave the mouth feeling uncomfortable and sore. Moreover, dental implants look and feel like real teeth, meaning you can chew your meals without pain or discomfort.
Poor-fitting dentures tend to slip in the mouth, making you mumble and slur words. With a dental implant, you speak comfortably without worrying that the teeth may fall out. Another benefit is that dental implants help in the preservation of the bone and reduce resorption, the breakdown or loss of tooth mass. As such, you have a more stable jaw. Last but not least, dental implants provide a lasting solution. If you care for the prostheses and maintain them properly, they can last a lifetime.
Caring for Dental Implants
Cleaning dental implants is fairly easy since they mimic the original tooth in terms of structure. Therefore, the cleaning of dental implants mirrors your normal routine. You brush, floss, and maintain regular check ups with the dentist. Our dentist will provide prophylaxis cleaning to ensure further removal of debris, plaque, and bacteria. This way, you prevent problems like peri-implantitis, an infection of the gums in the implant area.
Schedule Your Appointment Now!
Make a trip to Granite View Dental to meet our implant specialists. Call us at (928) 589-1776 to set up an appointment.