For those missing one or more teeth, our dentist can replace them with dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent replacement for missing teeth, composed of an implanted post capped with a prosthetic tooth, restoring the function and aesthetic of a natural tooth.
The implant post is a titanium screw inserted directly into the patient’s jawbone. As the bone at the implant site heals around the post, usually in a matter of months, it becomes a highly stable base which can support a custom-made restoration. Restorations attached to implant posts can be crowns, bridges or even a full implant-supported denture depending on how many teeth the patient needs to replace.
Some patients may require additional procedures to help strengthen their jawbone. When the bone that supports the implant is too thin, or the bone has been reabsorbed following the loss of a tooth, our dentist may recommend a bone grafting or sinus lift procedure. At your implant consultation, our dentist will complete an oral examination, take X-ray and digital images, and make recommendations for any additional procedures.
Implants are designed to mimic natural teeth in every way, from function and tactile feel to the aesthetic appearance. Both the color and shape of the implant can be matched to blend in with your natural smile. Once installed, a dental implant can last for the rest of your life if given the proper oral hygiene and preventive care at QH Dental.
If you have missing or very damaged teeth and are considering getting restorations like dental implants in Irvine, California, please give us a call at 949-877-3993 today to learn more about your options and how we can help you achieve the restored bite and smile that you need.