Dental Implants

Dental Implants Upland California 

Smile is a beautiful gesture which connects people. A gap created by loss of front teeth can ruin the smile of a person. Tooth loss leads to problems while eating and can deteriorate oral health of the person. Teeth replacement techniques have worked marvelously in re-establishing dental health and restoring your smile. Among the various replacement options available, dental implants are the best.

Natural teeth have roots well embedded in the jaw bones. The root supports the crown of a tooth and maintains the jaw bone by stimulating it with bite forces. In the absence of a tooth root, the jaw bone remodels with a reduction in the bone dimensions. None of the teeth replacement options except dental implants help in preventing this shrinkage of the jaw bone.

Dental implants are fixtures made of titanium or zirconium. The implant is inserted into the jaw bone by making a recess in the bone using specialized drills. Once well –integrated to the jaw bone, an implant can last for several years. The high success rate and the effectiveness of dental implants and crowns in replacing the form and function of a natural tooth make the therapy the most popular among other replacement options.

Dental Implants Treatment Procedure in Upland

Dental implant surgery is done in the setting of a dental office by an experienced team of dentist and dental assistants. It requires the use of advanced technology and equipment.

Initially our implant dentist in Upland checks the patient’s oral cavity to see if the gums and jaw bone are healthy. The important prerequisite for a dental implant therapy is to have sufficient bone volume to support the implant. Bone grafting is a procedure done to enhance bone dimensions to place implants.

The placement of dental implant takes place in two steps. The procedure is performed in the presence of local anesthetics. If required a sedative may be administered during the treatment. The first step involves placement of the dental implant. The size of the implant is decided based on x-rays and a CT scan. Our dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue overlying the future implant site. Using different drills a recess is made in the jaw bone. The implant is then inserted into the bone. The gums are sutured back and the implant is left to heal for a period of 4-6 months. This is the period when the implant integrates with the bone to form strong bond. This process is called Osseointegration.

During the next step, the implant is exposed and our dentist fits an abutment over the implant. The dental crown which is designed to precision is cemented or screwed to the dental implant. This completes the treatment process. Our dentist takes time in explaining how to take care of dental implants. Proper oral health can ensure better life with dental implants.

We have all the necessary equipment and a skilled team of dental professionals performing dental implant surgeries at our office in Upland, California. Our dental care ensures that our patients return home with a happy smile.

Most Commonly Asked Questions 

1. What are the benefits of Dental Implants?

There are many significant benefits of dental implants, some of them are:-

- Able to chew your food easily without pain.

- Builds self-confidence

- Improved appearance of teeth structure.

- Prevent bone loss and helps to grow bone naturally.

- Natural looking teeth.

- Strong and stable for long period of time.

- Restore your missing tooth permanently.

- It can last around 40+ years if the tooth is taken care properly.

2. How long the Entire Implant process takes?

The average estimated time the entire dental implant takes around 4 - 6 months. Because it undergoes varies Phases of treatment

1. Preparation of Implant Treatment based on reports

At the initial stage, dentist analyses your medical reports on both health condition and oral health reports to make sure that the candidate is eligible for dental implant treatment or not. Once the candidate is eligible, the candidate can go for implant treatment otherwise you need to wait until the health is restored.

2. Artificial Tooth Replacement

At the second stage, the dentist checks the jawbone structure to surgically place the implant teeth is possible or not. If not possible, then the candidate will go phase 3 treatment processes before getting artificial dental implant teeth. A dental implant is a surgical procedure, where the artificial tooth is placed into the jawbone. The purpose of doing this is to stimulate natural bone growth and fuse with the jawbone completely.

3. Dental Bone Grafting (Depends on thickness of bone)

At the third stage, if the candidate suffering from insufficient or missing bone, then it is necessary to have a bone grafting procedure to improve the appearance of jawbone structure. Since it requires less time to surgically place a bone grafting material in the required area of missing bone and after healing completely then the cylindrical implant is placed.

4. Placement of Crown or Abutment

After completely restored with help of bone grafting procedure and surgical implant, the dentist recommends to wait for around 4 – 6 months to completely heal with the jawbone. Until then, the implant dentist places a temporary crown and replaced later with genuine crowns after 6 months of healing.

To know more about the implant treatment process and bone grafting surgery, call 909-982-8893 Dr. Nagib Bahri at Upland, CA and make an appointment for permanent teeth restoration procedure.

3. Who are the Eligible candidates for Dental Implants?

After analyzing entire physical and medical test, the dentist will examine your reports and suggests that you are suitable for dental implants or not. There is no age restriction and everyone can undergo dental implants treatment, but only under the guidance of professional implant dentist.

Some of the candidates are not eligible for implants because of habits and health issues like Smoking, diabetes, chronic disease, alcoholic, high blood pressure and many other health related issues.

If the candidates are eligible, they can go for dental implants procedure directly. Otherwise, the candidate must undergo bone grafting procedure if they are facing jawbone deficiency to place implant teeth.

4. Does Dental Implant can be replaced for Single Teeth?

Dental implants can be replaced both for Single and Multiple teeth. It can also work for complete jawbone (either upper or lower jawbone). It depends on the condition of the candidate to place a single or multiple sets of the dental implant.

Most of the older adults above age 65 yrs are completely lost their tooth. So, going for complete dentures implant is permanent compared to another type of treatment. Even you can go for full or partial denture implant depending upon your health condition.

To know more about the dental implant procedure at Upland CA, just call us 909-982-8893 or book an appointment today.

5. What is the estimated life of Dental implants?

The average estimated life of dental implants is around 40 to 45 years. It should be taken care properly for a longer stability like brushing, flossing, regular checkups, healthy nutritious food, oral hygiene factors and much more under the guidance of dentistry.

The long-term successful results depend upon how well the implant tooth is taken care properly. So, Implant teeth require special care to stay longer and stable without affecting nearby teeth.