Dental Implants Tustin - Permanent Tooth Replacement
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Arthur Parkins has established himself as a leading provider of high-quality dental implant restoration to the residents of Tustin and the surrounding communities.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Why Get Dental Implants at Our Tustin Dental Office?
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth or provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Dental implants are very strong, durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Common Reasons for Dental Implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What Does Getting Dental Implants Involve at Our Tustin Dental Office?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
We are happy to set up a consultation to discuss your dental implant needs. Call Us Today or simply Request an Appointment Online and see why we’re the dentist Tustin trusts with their family’s smile.