Implant Dentistry: Best Replacement Treatment For Missing Teeth
Lifetime Dental is a contemporary dental practice specializing in dental implants in San Bernardino. Dr. Afzali is highly experienced in implant dentistry and is known deliver a high level of personalized care to all her patients.
Implant Dentistry is an innovative solution that restores the structure and function of missing teeth in the most natural way. It is a great alternative to dentures and bridges and does not compromise on the health of your existing teeth.
A dental implant is basically a titanium screw that acts as an artificial tooth root that is drilled into the jawbone. It is then covered with a temporary crown to allow the bone around it to heal and fuse to the implant. Once that happens, a permanent crown that looks and feels like the rest of your natural teeth is placed and your replacement tooth is ready to use.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
- Is capable of supporting a single crown or full bridge
- Helps prevent bone loss and gum recession
- Replaces teeth without sacrificing surrounding teeth
- Fills out facial regions left concave by missing teeth
- Does not require adhesive, removal, cleaning and soaking
- Makes dentures more secure and comfortable
- Eliminates use of dental glues and other maintenance
- Permanent dental solution that can last a lifetime
- Restores normal functions of talking, chewing and eating
- Eliminates the need for removable partial or full dentures
Implant Dentistry Procedures
Single Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are the best replacement solutions for those who have lost a single tooth, as it does not affect your other healthy teeth. It is much more comfortable than other removable replacement solutions.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
For those who are missing multiple teeth, dental implants supported by bridges are a great solution. They offer the look and feel of your natural teeth and can be installed with a series of visits to our clinic in San Bernardino.
Full Mouth Restoration
For those who have lost most or all of their teeth, a full mouth restoration using dental implants is a much better alternative to dentures. Unlike dentures, dental implant restorations need not be removed again and again and are far more comfortable and natural. A full mouth implant restoration may include cavity repair, deep cleaning, extensive gum therapy and cosmetic repair. We also offer sedation dentistry options to ensure that patients are comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.
Ridge augmentation is done for people who do not have enough natural bone tissue to support dental implants. The insufficiency of bone can be caused by tooth developmental defects, long-term use of dentures, facial injury, missing teeth, tooth extraction or gum disease. The procedure of ridge augmentation rebuilds the bone and restores your natural jawline to provide a strong foundation for dental implants.
Is Implant Dentistry Right for Me?
Whether you are missing a single tooth or all the teeth in your dental arch, implant dentistry is the most natural looking and permanent replacement option. Missing teeth cause much more than just cosmetic problems. Gaps created by missing teeth cause the adjacent teeth to shift and become misaligned and also may lead to weakening of the jawbone at the site. Before the advent of implant dentistry, people resorted to conventional methods such as bridges and dentures for cosmetic restoration. Now an increasing number of people are opting for implant dentistry, owing to the numerous benefits it offers.
One is an ideal candidate for dental implants if they have good oral health, a healthy gum line, maintain proper oral hygiene and have enough healthy jawbone at the site of installation.
Schedule Your Implant Dentistry Appointment at our San Bernardino Clinic Today
Don’t let missing teeth affect the aesthetics and function of your smile. Schedule an appointment at Lifetime Dental of San Bernardino for an implant dentistry consultation. Call us at (909) 890-1206.