At our dental practice in Sacramento, CA, we understand that missing teeth can be a cause of great distress and insecurity.
We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care when it comes to dental implants.
Our experienced team is highly trained and experienced in placing dental implants safely and effectively, restoring your smile and confidence.We understand that dental implants are a major decision, which is why we offer personalized and comprehensive care to our patients. We will go through all of the options available and ensure that you are fully informed and comfortable with your decision. We are dedicated to providing quality care with a friendly, welcoming attitude. Our experienced team is knowledgeable in all aspects of implant dentistry and will be alongside you every step of the way — from consultation to placement to completion. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking smile you deserve. Contact us today to get started on your dental implant journey!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone. These artificial tooth root substitutes provide a strong foundation for fixed replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. When these posts have been inserted and fused with the bone, your dentist will then attach a custom abutment to secure the new teeth in place.
Patients often need dental implants when they have missing teeth due to decay, accident, or advanced gum disease. Dental implants are a safe and long-lasting solution for these patients.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a great option for patients who have lost one or more teeth due to disease, injury, or decay. They provide a wide range of benefits compared to other tooth replacement options.
- Improved appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you can smile confidently.
- Improved speech: Dental implants make it easier to speak clearly and without slurring.
- Improved bite: Implants restore the ability to bite and chew naturally, facilitating good nutrition.
- Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Improved self-esteem: Dental implants can help restore a patient’s smile and confidence.
Single Tooth Implant
A single-tooth implant is often the best option for replacing a missing tooth. If you don’t replace a missing tooth, it can cause your remaining teeth to drift out of position, leading to further dental problems.
It involves placing one titanium post into the jawbone, allowing it to fuse with the bone before attaching an abutment and a crown. Once the implant has been placed and healed properly, a custom abutment is attached to secure the new tooth in place. This procedure is minimally invasive and can be completed in a single day, with no recovery time necessary.
For patients who are missing several teeth, an implant-supported bridge may be a better option than traditional bridges or dentures. An implant-supported bridge is made up of two or more implants that provide a strong and stable foundation for the prosthetic teeth.
Similar to a single implant, the implants are placed directly into the jawbone and allowed to heal before the bridge is attached. This procedure helps replace several teeth in a row, restoring your smile and preventing other teeth from shifting out of position. This type of restoration has improved longevity compared to traditional bridges and dentures and provides the patient with a more natural-looking smile.
An implant-supported denture is one of the most advanced options for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. This type of restoration involves placing anywhere from four to eight implants into the jawbone to provide a secure foundation for the prosthetic denture.
This type of restoration can help improve the stability and fit of the dentures, providing a more natural look and feel. An implant-supported denture is also more comfortable than traditional dentures since it doesn’t require any adhesive to stay in place.
Securing Your Confidence and Comfort
At our Sacramento, CA, dental practice, we specialize in dental implant services to help you restore your smile and improve your quality of life. Our experienced team of specialists can recommend the best restoration option for you and ensure that the procedure is done safely, comfortably, and successfully. Contact us today to find out more about our dental implant services!