Dental Implants by the Best Dentist in Redlands, CA
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. They help restore the mouth so that good oral health can be maintained, and they can create a gorgeous cosmetic result. At King House Dental Group in Redlands, CA, Dr. Steve Tatevossian is able to use dental implants to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants are artificial teeth and roots. That are surgically implanted into the upper or lower jaw bone and supporting bone and are usually made of titanium. A new tooth can then be securely and permanently placed and will keep the same functionality and appearance as a natural tooth. Dr. Tatevossian will carefully match the new tooth to the patient’s existing teeth to ensure a uniform smile.
Common reasons for Dental Implants include:
To replace missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
To fix joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into the spaces left by missing teeth.
To restore confidence in one’s smile.
To aid with or restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
To revive or enhance facial tissues.
To support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants work by inserting a small titanium post in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth root and turn it into a strong foundation for the newly implanted tooth. Then a new porcelain or ceramic replacement tooth can then be securely and permanently attached to the post. This replacement tooth will function just the same as the patient’s natural teeth, feeling like their own and improving the smile with a pleasant and aesthetic look. The dentist will securely and firmly attach the implant to the jawbone giving it 3 to 6 months to completely fuse to the bone. A strong bone-implant bonding is required before the dentist attaches an abutment to the implant. In the final step, the dentist will secure the replacement tooth to the abutment.
Dental implants are higher than other dental solutions because they last longer and give superior cosmetic results. Your dentist will explain the cost, which depends on whether the patient needs extractions, the implant materials selected, and the implant's location. During your first consultation, we’ll review your treatment and financing options. Very few dental insurances cover dental implants because they are classified as cosmetic procedures, but our office personnel will be glad to assist in checking your insurance coverage.
Dental Implants FAQ's
Do Implants Hurt?
The majority of patients who received a dental implant have reported little to no discomfort from it. The dentist will administer local anesthesia to mitigate any pain related to the tooth’s attachment during the procedure.
Do Implants Require Special Care?
Yes. For dental implants to preserve their quality, it is necessary to create a consistent dental hygiene habit and follow it every day. This routine should include brushing and flossing your teeth and diligently scheduling appointments with your dentist to follow up on the state of the implant and get cleanings from time to time.
Are you a Good Candidate for Implants?
To be considered a candidate for dental implants, a patient must be reasonably healthy and capable of undergoing oral surgery. Other requirements include: having at least one missing tooth, having healthy gums, and committing to enforce a comprehensive oral hygiene routine. If the patient meets these requirements, their dentist will help them decide if dental implants are a good option for them.