At Flossy Dental Group, we understand the profound impact a complete and vibrant smile can have on your confidence and overall quality of life. That’s why we’re proud to offer dental implants, a revolutionary solution for those seeking to restore their smiles after tooth loss.
Our seasoned professionals are committed to providing advanced, compassionate care tailored to your unique dental needs. If you’re considering dental implants, we invite you to explore this transformative option with us and discover how we can help you achieve a smile that radiates health and happiness. Contact our Harbor City, CA office today to learn more!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a groundbreaking solution for replacing missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial root. This post provides a stable foundation for various restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, blending seamlessly with your natural oral anatomy. Beyond their aesthetic benefits, dental implants are crucial in maintaining jawbone health, preventing the bone loss typically associated with tooth loss, and helping preserve your facial structure.
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
Opting for dental implants can be life-changing. They provide unmatched stability compared to traditional dentures or bridges, ensuring a secure and confident smile. Dental implants are a long-term investment in oral health, potentially lasting a lifetime when properly cared for. They maintain bone health and prevent facial sagging, offering a holistic approach to your dental well-being.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Our dental implant procedure is meticulously planned and executed to ensure the best possible results and patient comfort. It typically involves the surgical insertion of the titanium implant into the jawbone, followed by a period of healing and osseointegration, where the bone fuses with the implant. Once healed, a custom-made restoration is attached to complete the process. Our team ensures that each step is conducted with precision and care, focusing on your comfort and specific needs.
Types Of Dental Implants
Dental implants are versatile and can be adapted to meet a wide range of dental needs. At Flossy Dental Group, we offer a variety of implant options, each tailored to individual requirements and expectations.
Single Tooth Implant
At Flossy Dental Group, we recognize the specific needs of patients with individual tooth loss. That’s why we offer single dental implants as a dedicated solution for restoring a single missing tooth. This treatment not only enhances your smile’s aesthetics but also preserves your oral health in the long term.
Understanding Single Dental Implants
A single dental implant is a standalone unit consisting of a titanium post, an abutment, and a custom-made crown. The titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, where it serves as an artificial root, providing strong support for the crown. This approach ensures that each implant functions independently, perfectly mimicking the look and feel of a natural tooth.
Why Choose A Single Dental Implant?
- Aesthetic restoration: Custom-designed to match your natural teeth, single dental implants restore the beauty of your smile seamlessly.
- Prevent bone loss: By replacing the root of the missing tooth, the implant stimulates the jawbone, preventing bone deterioration and maintaining facial structure.
- Preserve adjacent teeth: Unlike bridges, dental implants don’t require altering neighboring teeth, thereby preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
- Long-term solution: With proper care, single dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective and long-term solution for tooth replacement.
Caring For Your Single Dental Implant
Caring for a dental implant is similar to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are essential to maintain the implant and surrounding oral health. Our team provides detailed guidance on how to care for your new implant to ensure its longevity and success.
An implant-supported bridge uses dental implants as foundations for multiple adjacent missing teeth, offering enhanced stability and longevity compared to traditional bridges.
This innovative solution provides unparalleled stability by anchoring them to multiple implants. It eliminates common issues with traditional dentures, such as slippage and discomfort, restoring functionality and confidence.
All-On-4® Dental Implants
All-On-4 dental implants are a revolutionary approach for those who require full-arch restoration. This technique involves strategically placing four implants in the jawbone to support an entire arch of teeth. It’s an efficient, less invasive solution that provides immediate improvement in function and appearance, even for patients with minimal bone density.
The Benefits Of All-On-4®
- Rapid results: One of the most significant advantages of the All-On-4 system is the immediacy of results. Patients can often leave our office with a fully functional set of temporary teeth the same day as their surgery.
- Less invasive: Strategically placing only four implants is less invasive than traditional methods requiring more implants.
- Bone grafting is often unnecessary: The All-On-4 technique can often be performed without bone grafts, even in patients with minimal bone density, due to the unique angle and placement of the implants.
- Long-term durability: All-On-4 implants are designed for longevity, offering a permanent solution to tooth loss.
- Improved oral health: Beyond aesthetics, this system helps preserve jawbone health and prevents the deterioration that often accompanies tooth loss.
The All-On-4® Process
- Consultation and planning: The journey begins with a comprehensive consultation to assess your suitability for the procedure. We utilize advanced imaging techniques to meticulously plan the implant placement.
- Surgical procedure: During the surgery, four dental implants are precisely placed in the jawbone. These implants serve as anchors for a full arch of prosthetic teeth.
- Immediate temporary teeth: After the implants are placed, a set of temporary teeth is attached, offering immediate functionality and aesthetics while your mouth heals and the implants integrate with your jawbone.
- Recovery and follow-up: We provide detailed care instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth recovery and successful integration of the implants.
- Final prosthesis: Once healing is complete and the implants have fully integrated, a final, custom-made prosthesis is securely attached to the implants, completing your smile transformation.
All-On-4® vs. Traditional Dentures
- Stability and comfort: Unlike traditional dentures, which can slip and cause discomfort, All-On-4 implants are securely anchored in the jawbone. They offer unparalleled stability and eliminate the need for adhesives.
- Jawbone health: All-On-4 implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing the bone loss typically associated with dentures.
- Maintenance and care: Caring for All-On-4 implants is similar to caring for natural teeth, involving regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, whereas dentures often require more specialized maintenance.
- Dietary freedom: With All-On-4 implants, patients can enjoy a wider range of foods, including those difficult to eat with traditional dentures.
What To Expect During Dental Implant Recovery
Recovery following the dental implant procedure is carefully monitored at Flossy Dental Group. We provide comprehensive postoperative instructions to ensure a smooth healing process. Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor osseointegration and the overall success of the implant.
Rejuvenate Your Smile With The Magic Of Dental Implants
Flossy Dental Group offers dental implants, a treatment for missing teeth that can also renew joy, comfort, and self-esteem. Contact our Harbor City, CA office today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more radiant smile.