We are a Dentist in Irvine Specializing in Implant Dentistry
At some point in your life you and your dentist may determine that you are a candidate for implant dentistry. Or perhaps youve heard of dental implants and want to know if they are right for you. Implant dentistry is the best option for replacing missing teeth. Perhaps you have a missing tooth or you have sustained a significant blow to your teeth and are about to lose an original tooth, or maybe even a few of your original teeth. Or you may have a broken tooth that requires more than a crown or seal, possibly because too much of it is missing and there isnt enough of your original tooth to build on. Most dental implants are created using titanium and have a special design to provide new teeth with long-lasting anchorage. Implants may also be made with titanium-zirconium, an alloy which is used because of its smaller size and durability.
The Advantages of Having Implant Dentistry
Implants are great! They actually look, feel and function just like the rest of your natural teeth. Of course, having nice looking teeth will give you a more youthful appearance and strengthen your smile appeal. Removable dentures can cause problems with speech and eating, but dental implants improve the way you speak as well and are more comfortable when you eat. It used to be that a dentist would have had to drill in your teeth to provide support for a bridge, but not anymore. Your dentist in Irvine will simply put in your implant into your jawbone and make sure that it fits comfortably and well. We offer quality implant dentistry providing excellent dental implants that do not decay and are resistant to periodontal disease.
How Does Implant Dentistry Work?
When performing implant dentistry, your dentist will insert a specially designed dental screw, made of titanium, into the bone where your original tooths root used to be. Then a new tooth, created especially for you, is attached to the screw leaving you with a brand new and good looking smile!
Titanium is used for implant dentistry because it is known for its resistance to corrosion and is an incredibly strong metal. The crown, or new tooth that will replace the space where your original tooth was, is usually made of a ceramic material, which is strong enough to withstand the rigors that we put our teeth through every day.
After your new dental implants are complete, youll want to be sure to take proper care of all your teeth. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day and after eating sweets or foods that stain will help keep your teeth and gums fresh and clean and give you a beautiful smile again!
Are you a Good Candidate for Implant Dentistry?
Being one of the lead dentists in Irvine that perform implant dentistry, we make sure that you are a good candidate for this procedure before we move forward. One of the first things we check is the quality of your jawbone where we will be inserting the implant. Since there are nerves and blood vessels that may be in the way, we use advanced radiographic imaging, create casts of your teeth, photograph your teeth, and look at xrays thorough before performing the procedure. If you suffer from diabetes or are a heavy smoker, we will see what we can do to overcome potential lack of sufficient bone or any anatomic obstruction before we perform the procedure.
What Happens After the Implant Dentistry Procedure?
We will provide you with temporary teeth which are cemented or bonded in place and perhaps even removable. This is a temporary fix while the dental implants fuse with the jawbone. Typically implant dentistry is performed under little local anesthesia; just about the same amount used during a root canal procedure. Of course, for the utmost comfort and care we can offer to our patients, we have sedation dentistry available for those that prefer this method. We are experts at implant dentistry and will provide you with excellent dental implants that will give you that smile and comfort you desire. Contact us today for your implant dentistry consultation!