Dental Implants in Pasadena
Recreating Picture-Perfect smiles
If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, you could consider a traditional prosthetic—like a crown and bridge or a removable denture — or you could consider a solution that can deliver superior results. The specific solution we’re talking about here is dental implants. Implant-supported prosthetics have a beautiful, natural appearance that will satisfy on an aesthetic level, but more than that, they have a structure that resembles the structure of a natural tooth. Because of this, patients who choose dental implants over a more traditional solution can enjoy more advanced and more satisfying results.
How Dental Implants Work
The first phase of treatment with dental implants involves the placement of one or more metal implants. A single implant will support a single replacement tooth while multiple implants will support a partial denture or a full denture.
Because your implant(s) must be placed via a surgical procedure, most dental offices have to refer their patients to a specialist. But at Sierra Smiles, we offer full-service implant care. That means that instead of sending you to another practice to have your implant(s) placed, you can receive the help you need in one place, surrounded by a team you already know and trust.
After your surgery, we’ll give your mouth time to heal. As this happens, a process known as osseointegration will occur. During the osseointegration process, your implant(s) and the bone tissue in your jaw will fuse together, forming a strong, natural bond.
The restoration phase is the second phase of care, and it culminates in Dr. Sierra attaching your custom-made restoration to your implant(s). Once the full treatment process is complete, you can look forward to enjoying an unrestricted diet and smiling with confidence again. With proper care, your implant-supported prosthetic will last for years to come, if not the rest of your life.
The Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants for Your Smile
Dental implants offer numerous benefits for our patients such as:
- A natural look and feel
- Replacing both root and tooth
- Provides all the function of a natural tooth
- Boasts a 95% success rate
- Offers excellent longevity
- Cost effective for the long-term
- Protects your oral health
Dental implants support your oral health in ways you may not have realized. When a tooth is lost, neighboring teeth begin to shift, which can result in a misaligned bite and increased risk of developing issues like gums disease or tooth decay. When a root is lost, it leads to deterioration of the jawbone, which can impact the support for surrounding teeth. A dental implant eliminates these issues by replacing both your root and tooth.
Indications for Dental Implants
In order to determine how many dental implants you need and what type of tooth replacement prosthetic will work for you, we’ll need to carefully examine your current oral health and create a personalized treatment plan. However, we will typically recommend the following:
One dental implant is positioned, and a customized dental crown is designed and attached to the post.
To replace two or more teeth in a row, we will likely recommend implant supported fixed bridges. The row of fused-together replacement teeth will be anchored on both ends by a dental implant post. To replace both consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth, a dental implant supported partial denture can be crafted using a gum colored base material molded to fill gaps in the smile to support numerous replacement teeth. Then, between two and four dental implant posts can be used to support the partial denture.
Following the loss of one or both full rows of teeth, an implant supported full denture will be recommended. Like partials, full dentures are crafted using a base material to support the full row of replacement teeth. In most cases, implant dentures can be supported by between four and six dental implants.
How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
While they do sound like a great investment in your oral health, you might be wondering what the cost of dental implants in Pasadena may be? This is an excellent question, and the truth is that it varies for each patient based on the complexity of their case. For example, the cost of a single implant is going to differ from someone who is getting an implant supported bridge or denture.
The best way to determine the full amount of your implant treatment plan is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sierra. During your consultation, we will create your personalized treatment plan and let you know exactly how much it will cost.
When considering dental implants, it’s important to remember the long-term benefits such as longevity. No other tooth replacement option can potentially last for a lifetime, making dental implants in Pasadena an excellent investment.
To learn more about dental implants, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We would love to answer your questions or schedule a consultation appointment for you.