Replace missing teeth with dental implants

At Sterling Plaza Dentistry of Irvine, California, Dr. Tom Alexander and his dedicated team of professionals work directly with patients in helping them obtain the smiles of their dreams! When tooth loss occurs, patients must seek the assistance of a dentist to replace it. This avoids future issues such as bone loss or shifting teeth. One of the best ways to replace one or more teeth is with restorations such as dental implants. This is a more permanent way of addressing tooth loss, with single tooth replacement or full dental implants, and is often more desirable than other options such as partial dentures, full dentures, or dental bridges.

What are dental implants?

Irvine, California area dentist Dr. Tom Alexander, describes a single tooth implant is a titanium rod placed in the jawbone where a missing tooth once was. It can be used when one tooth is missing or may benefit patients with multiple missing teeth. The dentist may use implants to hold a complete denture in place with several implants with implant-retained dentures.

How does the dental implant work?

A dental implant is considered an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium, used in dental prostheses to replace one or more teeth removed due to injury or disease. Many dentists consider dental implants the best treatment for missing teeth, providing a more permanent solution than conventional dentures or bridges.

Dental implants are usually placed in the jawbone by a dental surgeon. Once the implant is bonded to your natural jawbone, a small metal post, called an abutment, is placed on top of the implant. The abutment is then used to support a dental prosthesis, such as a crown or denture.

At Sterling Plaza Dentistry, we refer the implant placement to an oral surgeon, and once healing takes place, we will restore your missing tooth with a crown or dentures.

Call Dr. Tom Alexander and his team at Sterling Plaza Dentistry today!

If you are considering dental implants, it’s essential to consult with an experienced dentist like Dr. Tom Alexander of Irvine, CA, to learn if this treatment option is right for you. Call (949) 868-2224 to request a visit at 2 Osborn, Suite #140.

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.