Emergency Dental Care

Dental Implants

Overview

For patients missing one or more teeth, dental implants can be life changing. Roseville Dental implants preserve healthy teeth while providing a natural looking replacement for the tooth or teeth a patient has lost. Finding a dental implant specialist is crucial to a good teeth implant experience. Our Roseville dentist office offers the expertise of a trained esthetic dentist combined with a caring support staff. The customer’s needs come first in our office, and our cosmetic dentist, hygienist and oral surgeons can create a dental plan that is tailored to each patient’s needs.

How It Works

Dental implants are the best and most permanent remedy for missing teeth. When performing a dental implant, the dental implant specialist installs a titanium screw or stud into or on the bone where the missing tooth’s root would normally be. A prosthetic tooth is then attached to the titanium base, creating a situation that very closely mimics a natural tooth rooted in the jaw. This is important because bone mass in the jaw can degrade without a root to attach to. Healing is rapid for tooth implants, and in no time at all the tooth implant blends unnoticeably with a patient’s natural teeth.

Advantages of Implants

Tooth implants have many advantages when installed correctly by a dental implant specialist. Our Roseville dental team has performed countless tooth implants and has an extremely high rate of success and customer satisfaction. The staff at our Roseville dentist office enjoys watching the progress of every tooth implant. Seeing a patient experience her new smile motivates us to do the best work we can.

Implants look more natural than dentures or bridges, and they are also much healthier for a patient’s mouth. When properly cared for, a dental implant can last a lifetime while most bridges fail within 15 years. When patients get a bridge, the esthetic dentist must first remove some of the enamel from the surrounding teeth. This removal weakens the teeth and can lead to tooth decay. Even worse, bridges and dentures only “float” above where the missing tooth or teeth used to be. The surrounding jaw bone will likely deteriorate with no root to attach to, and gums often recede. This can lead to an array of cosmetic, hygienic and health problems.

Types of Implants

Two main types of implants are available: Endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants screw directly into the jawbone. This is the most common type of implant, and each implant can hold one or more teeth. Subperiosteal implants occur on the bone. These implants are installed on top of the jaw and have a metal framework of posts for the prosthesis that protrude through the gum. These “on the bone” implants are best for patients who have low jawbone height, patients who are having all of their teeth replaced and patients who can’t wear normal dentures.

What to Expect

Dental implants can replace one, several or all of your teeth. Healing times vary from three to six months and patients with healthy mouths and gums rarely experience serious problems. After receiving dental implants in Roseville, it is important to maintain a high standard of dental hygiene. Implants can last for the rest of a patient’s life if properly cared for and proper care includes brushing, flossing and having regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Patients should be aware that they will experience decreased sensation in implanted teeth. Tooth implants have no natural root, and thus patients will not feel heat, cold and pressure in the same ways they did before the procedure. This is entirely normal and most patients become used to it in a very short amount of time.

 

Call your Roseville dentist to find out more about dental implants.