Dental care has improved a great deal over time, but tooth loss resulting from tooth decay, periodontal disease, and trauma still occurs. The solution to tooth loss early on were dental bridges and dentures, but through innovation, dental implants are available to improve those living with one or several missing teeth. 

Why dental implants?

Both dental bridges and dentures are still an option for tooth loss, so why choose dental implants? Choosing the ideal dental prosthetics is always a personal choice, so while bridges and dentures may be the right choice for some, others will opt for dental implants.

Many people select dental implants for their permanence — with dentures you have to remove and maintain them and risk them shifting or slipping out while eating, drinking, and speaking and dental bridges put strain on the surrounding teeth. 

With dental implants, they’re a permanent solution and don’t place a strain on your otherwise healthy and natural teeth.  

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a metal post that is inserted into your jaw bone and acts as an artificial tooth root that serves as a base for an artificial tooth. Dental implants are a wonderful solution for those with missing teeth, dealing with chronic dental problems. 

Because they are both a long-term solution and fit and function like natural teeth, they are becoming the standard in tooth replacements.

3 Elements Of The Dental Implant Procedure

To ensure a healthy, vibrant smile, there is a series of procedures that complete a dental implant. 

Dental Implant – As mentioned above, this is the metal post that is secured into the jaw and takes the place of the root. 

Dental abutment – The abutment supports a host of teeth replacements and better keeps the implants secure.

Dental crown – The dental crown is the actual prosthetic tooth that is visible and is shaped and made to look like your natural, surrounding teeth. 

As we’ve covered the benefits of dental implants, one of the greatest advantages is their ability to help improve a variety of issues including single-tooth implants, multiple implants, and full mouth implants. 

Just as dental implants have emerged as the standard in tooth prosthetics, Allstar Dental in Garden Grove has become the preferred dental clinic for dental implant procedures. 

Get it all in one location, with one team! 

Schedule your dental implant consultation today!

Allstar Dental provides state-of-the-art, modern technology to give our patients the best possible dental implants available.

Cone Beam CT Scanner

This scanner creates a 3D image of the mouth that allows us to precisely measure and plan your dental implants. We’ll also be able to accurately determine the status of your bone and the position of your sinuses to prevent further injury when implanting false teeth.

Implant Procedure

Dental implants are an alternative option to bridges or dentures when replacing missing teeth and restoring a smile. The implant screws are placed into the jaw bone and take roughly three months to heal. Next the abutment — with is the dental term for fake tooth — is securely fixed to the screw. Voila! Now the patient has a beautiful, pearly smile.

Contact us to learn more information or to schedule a consultation for implants with Dr. Thayer.