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Everything You Need to Know About California Dental Implants

July 12, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About California Dental Implants

If you’re missing a tooth, it’s important to know what your options are. The professionals at California Dental Group can assess your unique situation and present you with the treatment plan or plans that will work best for your needs. However, one option you’ll likely want to consider are dental implants. Read on to learn the ins and outs of implants.

Dental implants can work for a variety of situations

There are many situations that may arise where you find yourself missing a tooth. It may be caused by decaying teeth, it may be caused by an accident, or your tooth may have become impacted. No matter the reason for the lost tooth, it’s likely that a dental implant is an option.

Do you know what a dental implant is?

The American Dental Association describes dental implants as posts that are surgically placed in your mouth, in either the upper jaw or lower jaw. These posts work as an anchor for the replacement of your teeth. A good way to think about them is as the foundation of your home. They provide stability and a place for you to build the reset of the tooth. Most implants are Titanium.

Dental implants can be used in several ways

Some people have dental implants when they lose a single tooth while others use implants when they’ve lost numerous teeth. In some cases they’re used to support a denture, in some cases they replace numerous teeth, and in some cases they are standalone implants to support a single tooth.

The process of screening for a dental implant

Are you considering a dental implant? Then call California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 for your screening. We’ll take an x-ray of the missing tooth, or the tooth that’s decayed, and then we’ll take a few measurements. After reviewing the results, we can determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. If you are, then we’ll discuss the next steps with you.

Good candidates for dental implants

Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. The following is a list of criteria that could mean you’re a good candidate or implants:

  • Your general health is good.
  • You don’t have excessive bone loss.
  • You’re missing one or more teeth and you’d like to be able to take, eat, and chew normally again.
  • Your gums are healthy.
  • You’re older than 15 years old.

Dental implants generally have three parts

Most of the time, you can count on a dental implant having three parts:

  1. The implant fixture, otherwise known as the screw, that will be put directly into your gum tissue.
  2. An abutment into the implant fixture. This is essentially like the frame of your tooth. It goes into the implant and will help hold the crown on.
  3. A crown. This is the only part that will show. We’ll take measurements to be sure to fits perfectly within your bite.

Are you ready to learn more about dental implants?

Many people are surprised by how affordable this process is. If you’re curious about your options and are ready to speak with a qualified and experienced dentist then you’re ready to reach out to California Dental Group. Call us today at (800) 407-0161 and let us help create the smile you’ve been missing.

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