Over the years, dental implants have helped solve various dental problems, from broken, missing, and decayed teeth to a lack of support for their existing dentures. They deliver a better-supported and naturally-functionally smile. Dental implants can also help denture wearers who need more stability for their appliance. They allow enhanced oral functions besides giving you a complete smile. At Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach, California, we offer advanced dental implants to reinstate your oral functions and smile aesthetics.
To ensure that our dental implant patients receive the best implant care, our dentist Dr. Douglas Hauck works with Dr. Orest Frangopol, an implant specialist with 20 years of dental implant experience and thousands of successful implant treatments. Dr. Frangopol treats his patients like family, takes time to listen carefully to his patients to understand their goals, and customizes their treatments accordingly. We use state-of-the-art dental technology at every stage of the implant procedure to ensure the comfort and safety of our patients.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants offer long-term solutions for missing teeth that feel natural and are easy to care for. An implant is a prosthetic root placed into your jawbone to provide the foundation and support for permanent crowns, bridges, and dentures. Since the implant is made of dental-grade metals, it cannot decay or break like natural teeth. The teeth placed on the implants accurately match your natural existing teeth, and since they are secured directly to the jawbone, you will regain the function, feel, and appearance of the missing tooth or teeth.
What Is the Dental Implant Process?
The dental implant screw is placed surgically into the jawbone and becomes firm and stable over time as it fuses to the surrounding bone. This process may take several months. Once healed, the implant is uncovered, and an impression is taken to fabricate the crown restoration that fits on the top of the implant. The dental crown is cemented onto the top of the implant piece using adhesives.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The dental implants and restorations feel and look like your natural teeth. They are integrated into the surrounding bone, preventing bone loss and gum recession that often accompany dentures or bridgework.
- Tooth Preservation
Dental implants do not affect your adjacent teeth' health since they don't need their support as in bridges. This is a critical long-term benefit to your oral health. The cement that holds the bridge in position can deteriorate over time, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that support the bridge.
The success of a correctly placed dental implant is over ninety-eight percent and is highly reliable. In recent times they have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants will allow denture wearers to speak and eat with ease. They offer freedom from the instability of dentures and eliminate the need for messy adhesives to fix them in place. Implant-supported dentures help keep the appliance stable and the remaining bone healthy and intact.
Caring for Your Implants
Dental implants require routine brushing, flossing, meticulous home care, and regular professional dental care. Maintaining your implant clean and plaque-free is critical to the long-term success of your restoration.
To learn more about our dental implant restorations, visit Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry office at 2131 Westcliff Drive, Suite 210, Newport Beach, CA 92660. You can also reach us at 949-729-9950 and schedule an appointment.