Visit Dr. Daisy Alvarenga for dental implant restoration. This is the best way to replace teeth that have been lost due to an accident or decay. A dental implant is an effective way for replacing teeth because it is the only solution where an implant is surgically secured to the jawbone, thereby replacing the root in addition to the visible tooth. We complete this process on a regular basis and recommend visiting our office to learn more. Whether tooth loss is recent or you are wishing to replace dentures or a dental bridge, we can go over the process in detail.
DENTAL IMPLANT RESTORATION, AFTER-THE-FACT
Some patients have received a dental implant but have accidentally damaged it after-the-fact. Implants are incredibly durable so this rarely happens but it is still possible. Doing something as simple as eating a bag of trail mix can lead to damage with the restoration, just like it can with naturally occurring teeth. Likewise, a car or other accident may lead to damage of the implant and surrounding teeth.
In this scenario, it may not be necessary to replace the metal implant that is secured to the jawbone. It may be possible to restore the implant by simply replacing or fixing the damaged crown, or visible portion of the tooth. We can make this determination after completing an examination in our office. If we feel that this is a viable option, we will then discuss next steps so that patients understand what their options are. This is not a procedure that every dentist offers so it is important to visit someone like ourselves who is experienced in handling dental implant restorations.
PATIENTS VISIT US FOR A SECURE SOLUTION
Other patients visit us for the first time because they are tired of wearing dentures and feeling as though their replacement teeth are not securely held in place. Even the best fitting set of dentures is not going to provide the level of security that an implant would simply for the fact that they are designed to be removable. This means that by nature, it is possible for them to slip out-of-place. Anyone who is tired about being concerned over the stability of their teeth will find it beneficial to replace their dentures with an implant instead.
It takes time to place an implant because the metal portion must be surgically placed and the gums will need time to heal. Then, osseointegration will need to occur. This is where the body begins to deposit bone around the implant, essentially fusing it to the jawbone and creating a durable synthetic root system for the new crown to be secured to. During this process, patients can continue to wear dentures so that it looks as though they have a full set of healthy teeth. Then, once ready, we can secure the crown to an abutment that is attached to the implanted post. This will complete the process so our patients can enjoy having a full set of healthy teeth that look and feel entirely natural.
Why do dental implants become loose?
If your implant has become loose, it may be due to the fact that osseointegration never took place. Osseointegration is the process where the titanium implant fuses with the actual jawbone. The body deposits bone around the implant over the course of several months and secures the implant in the same way it secures the natural root of a tooth. If that process does not fully complete, your implant could become loose in the future. Additionally, the stability of your implant depends on your jawbone remaining dense and strong. If you develop gum disease or an infection that deteriorates your bone, the implant could become loose and fail. This makes it important to call our 92630 dental office if you notice any signs of gum disease which may include red, swollen and bleeding gums. Additionally, if you develop a toothache, visit our office for treatment right away. Doing so will prevent you from developing an infection that could negatively impact your jawbone.
Dr. Daisy Alvarenga invites you to call our office and schedule a consultation to learn more about what it is like to receive a dental implant restoration. Whether you need an implant for the first time or need to have an existing implant repaired, we would be happy to assist you.
Our goal is to provide you with a replacement tooth that is long-lasting, durable, and looks natural. Since every patient is unique, the only way to determine which type of implant is right for you is to conduct a physical examination and to take X-rays. Once we do, we can discuss whether a traditional implant or mini dental implants would be the best way to replace your teeth. Dr. Daisy Alvarenga will then answer any questions that you may have, prior to scheduling an appointment for the procedure. At Dr. Daisy Alvarenga DDS, we will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the examination and procedure and that you are pleased with the results.
Request a dental appointment here: https://daisyalvarengadds.com or call Dr. Daisy Alvarenga at (949)340-0266 for a dental implant consultation in our lake forest dental office.