Quality Dental Implant Treatment in Fullerton
Replacing missing or broken teeth with dental implants is a great way to restore your confidence and enhance the beauty of your natural smile. If you live in La Habra, Brea, Fullerton, or any of the surrounding Southeast Los Angeles areas, replacing missing or broken teeth with dental implants is a great way to restore your confidence and enhance the beauty of your natural smile. Call us today and find out how we can help.
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace a lost tooth from root to crown, preserving optimal jaw bone density. The implant post does this by stimulating surrounding tissues and encouraging healthy development. Implants are typically more durable than removable prosthetics and provide a more natural replacement solution.
Benefits of Top-Quality Dental Implants
Dr. Anna Talmood and her team use the latest in implant technology to help you create an oral health plan based on your specific needs. We can help you feel and look better, recover your self-esteem, and have a better quality of life with dental implants. Other benefits include:
- Your new implants will eliminate all the dietary limitations related to other prosthetics.
- Dental implants won’t shift position as dentures can, and they don’t need any of the chemical-based adhesives common to dentures.
- They look and feel real, which eliminates aesthetic concerns and potentially embarrassing moments many denture wearers have experienced.
- Dental implants don’t cover any part of the palate like a denture so that you can enjoy all of your favorite foods.
- Dental implants fuse to the surrounding tissue and jawbone, which strengthens the entire area and minimizes bone loss for many patients.
- Caring for dental implants is easy. Just brush, floss, and visit our office every six months as usual.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on several aspects, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants needed to support your prosthetics. Some additional procedures may be required before the placement of your implants to ensure long-term success. Our knowledgeable staff will review all of your options along with pricing and scheduling.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
Dental implants may seem expensive, but when you consider their long-term benefits, it can be well worth the investment. Other replacement options require more maintenance and repairs, increasing the overall cost. Implants mimic your natural tooth better than any other prosthetic, and each treatment plan is customized to your specific needs. This means everyone’s fees will also be unique. Additionally, more and more insurance carriers are starting to provide at least some coverage for the procedure, and there are many financing options for spreading out the cost over time. Our Fullerton dental team can help you explore all your choices so you can get the smile you’ve always wanted, without going over your budget.
How Long is Dental Implant Treatment?
Getting dental implants is a process that takes place over several trips to our Fullerton office and lasts from three to six months. The length of the treatment will depend on your dental health, the number of teeth involved, and which teeth are replaced.
During an initial visit we will start with comprehensive digital X-rays and impressions. We use advanced software to plan your treatment to ensure the best possible results. We will review the entire procedure with you, answer all your questions, and assess all of your options so there will be no surprises.
After the titanium posts are surgically implanted, you will have a temporary restoration in place for several months while you heal. Then we will attach the abutment to the implant post and secure your custom restoration on top. In some cases, the post and abutment can be installed at the same time, or you may qualify for the immediate placement of a prosthetic. A few follow-up visits are usually needed to perfect the fit of the prosthetic and to make sure your mouth is healing correctly.
Benefit of the Keyhole Guided Surgical Technique
Dr. Talmood uses state-of-the-art methods to place dental implants, and in some cases you can have the procedure completed in a single session using keyhole surgery. This process uses advanced precision to guide the placement with a minimal amount of manipulation of the soft tissue. This makes treatment faster, safer, and significantly reduces healing time and discomfort.
Is Dental Implant Treatment Painful?
There can be some discomfort with any surgery. Placing one implant typically causes less discomfort, then placing several. Anesthesia and sedation are commonly administered to help reduce any pain during the dental implant process. Most patients tell us that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants can be combined with many different prosthetics to solve a variety of issues. You can have a single tooth replaced, multiple teeth, or a full upper and lower set using:
Who is a Candidate for Implants?
Anyone who has lost one or more teeth due to injury or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is the amount of healthy bone available to hold the implant post securely in place. Dr. Talmood can evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you and make suggestions for additional treatments that can increase the success of your implant.
Is There an Age Limit?
Some older patients worry that age may stop them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. In most cases, health is more of an issue than age. If you are healthy enough to have surgery, you can most likely qualify to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may interfere with dental implant treatment. Dr. Talmood can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.
Which is Better, Dental Implants, or Dentures?
Implant-supported restorations feel, function, and look like natural teeth so you can eat and drink whatever you choose. Being able to consume a healthy diet of fruits, nuts, and vegetables promotes optimal nutrient absorption and benefits your overall health. Even more importantly, you can talk and laugh with confidence and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Unlike full dentures, implants do not rest on the gums and irritate soft tissue. Bridges require the alteration of existing teeth, but an implant is secure on its own. Other advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge include:
When you lose a tooth, the bone is no longer stimulated by normal chewing and begins to lose density. This shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look sunken in or aged. Dental implants can stop this process, whereas a traditional denture or dental bridge does not.
Preserve natural teeth:
With traditional dental bridges, adjacent missing teeth are usually altered to receive a crown that can be used as an anchor for a dental bridge. Dental implants don’t require the modification of healthy teeth, which preserves more of your natural tooth structure.
There are no removable parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable and will last a lifetime with proper care.
Implant Treatment Recovery & Aftercare
Some bruising and swelling of the gums is normal, but this can be alleviated with over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Most people can return to their normal routine the following day.
Your new implants must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss as recommended and visit our office at least once every six months.
Get Back Your Reason for Smiling with Dental Implants
Missing teeth not only affect your smile but can also impact your oral health. Dental implants can provide a beautiful, permanent way to rebuild your smile and provide full function and a natural appearance. At Anna K. Talmood, DDS, we are proud to provide compassionate, high-quality implant dentistry for those in our Fullerton community who want to get back a healthy, beautiful smile.
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