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dental implantsDental Implants

Dental implants are the only permanent restorative solution to replace missing teeth. They are the most recommended by dentists and most preferred by patients. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry option that maintains the bone mass in your jaw, which keeps your face looking young and prevents any drooping or sagginess. The implants consist of a titanium screw inserted into your jawbone with a dental crown placed on top for a completely natural feeling and looking smile. Visit Designed Smiles for dental implants in Brea, CA for the best restorative option available for missing teeth.

The Procedure

The entire dental implant procedure will take several months, but will last you a lifetime. The procedure begins with a consultation with your dentist. Your dental health will be evaluated as well as the bone mass in your jaw. If you do not have enough bone mass, you will need a bone graft in order for dental implants to be an option. Without sufficient bone mass, the implant will not stay put in your jaw and will eventually fail. Your mouth should be free of gum disease. Any recent extractions will need to be healed before implants are considered. Implants are available for single tooth, multiple teeth, and even denture supported implants. During your procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb your gums to have the screws placed in your jaw. You will have a temporary crown placed on top until your gums heal, which can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. After your jaw has healed and has properly attached itself to the screw, you will be fitted with a permanent dental crown made using our CEREC machine in the office. This crown is expected to last you a lifetime.

The Benefitsdental implants

There are many benefits to choosing dental implants over other restorative options like dental bridges, dentures, or not picking an option at all. Dental implants don’t require any of your teeth to be filed down or damaged like they would to prepare a dental bridge. They also stay permanently in your mouth unlike dentures which come out to be cleaned. You are also able to enjoy any foods you want without feeling like your teeth will come out or feel uncomfortable while you chew. Dental implants look completely natural and allow you to talk and chew just like your real teeth. Another benefit is that the implant is expected to last you a lifetime as long as you care for it properly. It’s a misconception that dental implants do not last long.

Care for Your Dental Implants

Caring for your dental implants is as easy as caring for your real teeth. They do not require anything more than regular brushing, flossing, and cleanings from your dentist. The only way your dental implants can fail is if you develop periodontal disease. This is why it is important to maintain good dental hygiene. The other only way you can harm your dental implants is if you physically break the crown from either grinding your teeth, clenching your teeth, or physical contact. This will result in needing a crown replacement. If you are prone to teeth grinding, clenching, or play contact sports, it is recommended that you get a mouth guard to protect your crown as a means of aftercare.

Contact Us

If you are searching for a permanent replacement for your missing teeth, consider dental implants as your best option, you are most likely a candidate. Contact us at Designed Smiles in Brea, CA by calling 714-529-0100 or by visiting our contact us page and filling out our online contact form. Read our Facts and FAQs to learn more.