What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are surgical posts placed in the upper or lower jaw. They act as a steady base for your replacement teeth. Their functionality is exactly that of an anchor that replaces your tooth roots. They are made of titanium and materials that do not cause any harm to your dental health. Patients looking for dental implants in Modesto, can reach out to us for replacement of a single tooth or multiple tooth.

Would you require Dental Implants?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, then we would certainly recommend you to book an appointment with us for dental implants in 95355. They do not slip, making speaking and eating normal. They are more sophisticated than removable dentures, due to their secure fit. Even if you’re missing a single tooth, replacing a single implant will not affect the health of your jaw.

They are very critical in preserving the bone after you have lost your teeth. Dental Implants are a cost-effective way of regaining your smile, as they are permanent replacement to your problem of missing tooth.

Types of Dental Implants

Single Tooth Implant: A single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth’s roots. It is a stand-alone unit and does not involve treating the teeth next to it.

Implant-Supported Bridge: An implant-supported bridge replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots when more than one tooth is missing. Unlike traditional bridges, an implant-supported bridge does not need support from the teeth next to it.

Implant-Supported Dentures: If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture can replace the missing teeth and some of the tooth roots. Because the bone in your jaw actually grows around the implants, an implant-supported denture tends to be comfortable and stable. This allows you to bite and chew naturally.

Procedures of Dental Implants

There are three general phases of implant treatment:

Implant Placement: The dentist surgically places the implant into the jaw. There may be some swelling and / or pain after the surgery, so pain medication can be prescribed. We may also suggest you to stick to soft foods while the area heals.

Healing: The implant attaches to the bone through a process called osseointegration, which means “combines with the bone”. Some patients might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated, up to several months, before replacement teeth can be attached to the implant. Others may have their implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit.

Replacing your missing teeth: If you are getting a single implant, we will customize a new tooth for you, called a crown. Implant-supported bridges or dentures are also made to fit your mouth and your implants. Once completed, the man-made teeth are attached to the implant posts. The prosthesis usually takes some time to make. We may give you a temporary crown, bridge or dentures in the meantime.

How expensive can Dental Implants be?

They vary in prices depending on the heath of your jaw. Call us now for understand more about dental implants in 95355.

Are there any negative effects of Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are usually very safe and secure, provided the dentist carrying out the procedure is well-versed. If proper care isn’t taken, the procedure may cause nerve damage. If you’re looking for Dental Implants in Modesto, Dr. Gill, with his experience and recognition from American Dental Association is your answer.