Dental Implants for Missing Teeth By Dr. Montgomery & Dr. Kiriak, DDS in Mission Viejo, CA
Teeth are strong, and they were created to last for a long time. But sometimes this isn’t the case at all. People loose teeth all the time owing to poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, accidents etc. If you have a couple of missing teeth then consider getting an implant. We are one of the leading Orange County Dentistries that have been performing dental implants for a number of years with a successful track record. Our number one priority is our patient’s satisfaction and wellbeing. Replacing missing teeth is not something that should be done just for the sake of it; there are certain health risks associated with missing teeth. Not only do you lose the ability to properly chew your food, the gap formed by your missing teeth may also cause other teeth to fall out as well.
Apart from health risks, missing teeth add to poor appearance which can dull self esteem and confidence, driving you to become detached from your social circle. Dental implants are considered to be a breakthrough in the world of dentistry, and a solution to these aforementioned problems. Implants have been used to treat missing tooth problems for 50 years now.
As a patient it is natural for you to be hesitant about getting a surgery to replace missing teeth. But at Drs. Montgomery & Kiriak, APC , we have some of the very best dentists who perform dental implants on a daily basis. Our qualified dentists always make sure that our patients undergo the implant surgery comfortably and without any fear.
As professionals it is our responsibility to ensure your wellbeing and look out for your convenience. That is why we have provided a detailed set of explanations pertaining to dental implants queries that you may have.
What are Dental Implants and Why do I Need Them?
Dental implants involve the use of artificial teeth drilled into place of your missing teeth. Dental implants are not restricted to any particular age group; people of all ages come seek the implants. Older people who cannot wear removable dentures are more susceptible to requiring dental implants. We at Dr. Montgomery & Dr. Kiriak Dentistry in Mission Viejo, Ca first evaluate and assess our patient’s health and oral status before administering any dental solution.
It is important that the person having the implant done have enough bone for the successful placement of the implant. If you lack sufficient bone structure, no need to worry as there are number of different ways we can help you to correct the bone deficiency.
Does the Procedure Take Long?
The time needed for the procedure to be successfully completed depends on the needs of the patient. Patients who need a bone graft done, normally have to wait about two to three month after the bone graft procedure before the new post can be implanted into their jaw bone. Our doctors encourage evaluations and assessments of each of our patients to know how long the procedure will take. That is why it is a smart idea to schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible to restore your smile and continue being jubilant and confident in your life.
Dental Bone Grafting
It is important to know the dental implant surgery process and its stages;
- Your damaged tooth is removed.
- Your jaw bone is prepped for Bone Grafting.
- After jaw bone healing our doctor places the dental implant metal post into the jawbone.
- A healing period is required.
- The dentist then places the abutment followed by new artificial tooth or crown.
- The process can take up to several months to complete depending on healing.
When is Bone Grafting Required?
Bone grafting is also a part of the entire dental implant procedure. If your jaw bone is too thin or too soft for drilling and holding then you may require a bone grafting procedure before the implant. This is because when chewing, your mouth exerts considerable force and pressure on the jaw bone. A bone grafting procedure can strengthen the bone in your jaw to prevent any damage after the implant.
The Tooth Implant Process
At Drs. Montgomery & Kiriak, APC Dentistry we strive to provide our patients with the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing clinical setup, ensuring your wellbeing and comfort during a dental implant process. We prefer to use anesthetics during the surgery but we also have other forms of anesthetics such as nitrous oxide and oral intravenous sedation.
Dental Implant is a Three-Stage Process
The most popular method of placing a dental implant consists of a 3-stage procedure. The first stage involves the burying of the dental implant by surgical means (replacing the tooth root) underneath the gum but over the bone. This allows the implant to heal and is protected against any sort of pressure or force. When the gum heals the dentist will then remove some of the overlying gum in order to expose the dental implant.
During the second stage our dentist examines the implant for a successful assimilation with the bone and gum. The dentist will then form a connection in the form of a post which goes through the gum in the mouth of the patient. This post is known as abutment. The final stage consists of a healing period and restoration of the prosthetic tooth (crown).
If you are looking for a dental implant dentist in Mission Viejo, CA feel free to contact us to learn more about dental implants. We look forward to talking to you about your dental needs, and providing the best possible treatment.