Dental Implants from Sierra Dental Health: New Teeth, New You
Sierra Dental Health in Fontana, CA, offers a variety of treatment options for the millions of Americans who suffer from tooth loss. Historically, bridges and dentures were the only options available for people with missing teeth. Fortunately, our team at Sierra Dental Health can successfully implement dental implants with our state-of-the-art dental technology.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that looks similar to a screw. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants bond directly to your natural jawbone. These titanium posts are a base for supporting crowns, or artificial teeth. An abutment, or connector, is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support the crown.
Why Should I Consider Getting Dental Implants from Sierra Dental Health?
Under the direction of Dr. Hoa Nguyen, our highly trained staff uses the latest dental technology to implement dental implants and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Compared to other tooth loss treatments, like dentures for example, dental implants offer a multitude of benefits.
Dental implants are colored to look like your other teeth. This helps you regain your ideal smile and leaves you feeling great about yourself. In addition, they result in improved oral health. Unlike bridges, nearby teeth are not grinned or altered to support the implant. Also, implants allow easier access between teeth, which makes them easier to keep clean. Furthermore, they enable you to comfortably eat your favorite foods without pain and speak without slurring your words, which can happen with dentures. Since they fuse with your bone, they’re permanent, and you don’t have to worry about the inconveniences associated with removing and applying adhesives to dentures.
What’s the Dental Implant Implementation Process?
Since everyone’s needs are different, the Sierra Dental Health team begins by developing a tailored treatment plan for implementing your dental implants. Our team has special training in oral surgery and restorative dentistry, and we work vigilantly to develop a plan that works best for your needs. The first procedure involves installing the root implant in the bone socket of your missing tooth. The jawbone is given time to heal and grow around the implant, and the healing process can take 6 to 12 weeks. After your implant bonds to your jawbone, the abutment is put in place to hold your new tooth. The Sierra Dental team takes several steps to ensure your new teeth matches your existing ones. We start by making impressions of your existing teeth and then create a model of your bite. Our model includes the arrangement of your teeth and their type, and we create a crown based on this model. We will also ensure your crowns don’t look out of place by painting them to match the color of your existing teeth. Your new teeth function and look just like your natural teeth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you’re healthy enough for a routine dental extraction or oral surgery, you are probably a suitable candidate for dental implants. However, you should be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits. If you’re considering dental implants, it’s best to bring it up at your next Sierra Dental Health appointment.
If you’re not already a patient with Sierra Dental Health, and you would like a consultation on dental implants, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. Our expert team will examine your teeth and give you an in-depth report on your options. We look forward to meeting you.