Dental Implants Irvine
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that replaces a missing tooth. A bridge or an artificial tooth stabilizes on this root. If you have lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury or another reason then a dental implant can help fill the empty space in your mouth. Make an appointment at Dr. Jeevan DDS today to consult with a most qualified dental professional and get the best care possible.
Getting a dental implant can be invasive. It requires a good bone structure for the implants to hold. It also ensures patients’ excellent oral and general health. A dental implant procedure requires input from you, your dentist and your periodontist. You will be prescribed a treatment plan after a detailed consultation and examination. Your individual case and history will be important to Dr. Jeevan. Since dental implants need ample bone to be successful, in some cases, a sinus augmentation or a ridge modification may correct the defect so that you have sufficient bone mass for the procedure.
In some cases, patients lose their teeth because of illness, wear or injury. Tooth loss affects more than just your mouth. It it can adversely affect your self-worth, physical appearance, and quality of life. You can regain all of that just by getting dental implants! It not only rebuilds your your confidence, it also helps to prevent bone loss in the missing tooth’s place. This makes implants a better choice than dentures or fixed bridges. All in all, dental implants are the best choice for your self-confidence, well-being, overall health and quality of life!
Types of dental implants
Endosteal implants: they are placed in the jawbone. They are small cylinders or plates and screws. Endosteal implants are the most common types of dental implants.
Subperiosteal implants: They are integrated under the gums, but not in the bone. They are used for patients, who don’t have enough depth in the bone for the implant to be placed or if the patient doesn’t want to have bone grafting procedures.
Before the procedure, there will be an examination which will provide Dr. Jeevan with vital information about your teeth, tissues, and bone structure. The doctor will evaluate your mouth, and your bone, it’s quality, density, and check to see if there is any bone loss. The evaluation will be performed via a 3D CT scan. Also, it may be necessary to take impressions of your teeth to make models, so that the doctor can be able to create a perfect a therapeutic strategy for your individual case. Your treatment plan may include more professionals such as a dental technician or a prosthodontist. All of the specialists will analyze your case from their perspective. Also, you may require additional procedures to reach the most desireable and aesthetic result. If your bone has lost a lot of tissue, your dentist may suggest possible bone grafting procedures in order to increase the size and amount of bone.
With your CT scan, Dr. Jeevan will know and foresee the projection of the implant, it’s placement, and design the procedure before he performs it.
Firstly, you will be offered types of sedatives. The implant will be placed after tooth extraction (if an extraction is necessary). After implantation, your tissues will need to recover for several weeks or months, so that the tissues and bone are completely healthy again. During this period of time, tissues and bone will grow onto the implant and shape a strong biological relationship. The implant will be fixed with a temporary crown so that you wouldn’t need to stay without teeth even for a day.
If you don’t have any teeth at all, you may need the all-on-4 procedure. All-on-4’s entail implant-supported bridges, so you won’t feel the pain that dentures used to cause you. After 6 months of healing, temporary teeth will be exchanged with permanent ones. Temporary teeth will feel and look as good as your natural teeth. They will help you to adjust your chewing and eating habits accordingly.
The dental laboratory will fabricate your temporary and permanent teeth. Milling your restorations also includes selection of the appropriate shade and color. Technicians will create the replacement of your teeth for fixation onto the implants.
Preservation and follow-up
Once you get your new smile, you need to keep it that way for a lifetime! You need to protect and maintain it with some effort! All you need to do is to floss and brush your teeth twice a day in addition to regular cleanings and checkups. Treat your implanted teeth as your natural ones and you will keep them healthy and beautiful for a long time!
Don’t fret over missing teeth any longer; visit Dr. Jeevan DDS, today to get a dental implant and let us give you the smile you deserve! If you are considering dental implants feel free to call us if you have questions, or if you want to schedule an appointment: (949)538-3008.