A dental implant is a false tooth that mimics a real one by being anchored to your jaw bone and seen at your natural gum line. The implant is surgically attached by one of our certified dentists to the jaw bone, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. For Irvine patients who have more than one tooth missing in the same area, several implants may be required.
Dental implants are also used to secure removable dentures, in the event that you have no remaining natural teeth. Note: It can take about six months for the surgical implant to heal before final installation of the artificial tooth.
Dental implants are artificial solution with the closest resemblance to your natural teeth. Strong, durable, and virtually undetectable, dental implants effectively fill gaps left by missing teeth. Implants improve chewing ability and prevent jaw joint problems. They also preserve the bone levels around adjacent teeth which helps their longevity as well. While the immediate cost is typically more expensive than the alternative procedures, their success rate has shown that they are more cost-effective in the long term.
Post-operative care is very important, and our doctors recommend following a soft foods-only diet for up to two weeks while the implant site heals. Plentiful liquids as well as foods like applesauce, broth, soup, and mashed potatoes are recommended. Pureed foods or foods that are chopped into small pieces are also OK to eat. Chewy, crunchy or spicy foods should be avoided, as should anything that can cause trauma to the healing gums.
Dental implants are the artificial solution with the closest resemblance to your natural teeth. Strong, durable, and virtually undetectable, dental implants effectively fill gaps left by missing teeth. Implants improve chewing ability and prevent jaw joint problems. They also preserve the bone levels around adjacent teeth which helps their longevity as well. While the immediate cost is typically more expensive than the alternative procedures, their success rate has shown that they are more cost effective in the long term
The Sirona Orthophos XG 3D imaging system is a type of digital radiography that helps our team plan out implant placement for faster, easier and more precise treatment. We use this imaging technology to capture important information that helps us determine where and how to place implants.
With just a few clicks of a mouse, we can use the Orthophos implant software technology to obtain three-dimensional digital images of the entire mouth, including areas not visible to the human eye, such as the structures that support the teeth, tissues and nerves. The images are critical to helping us assess the structure and density of the jawbone where the implants will be placed.
Orthophos digital images take less than a minute to capture, and significantly less radiation enters the body than with traditional X-rays. Patients are comfortably seated as the digital images are being taken.
As soon as our dentists have the digital images, they can create a three-dimensional model of the mouth and face, provide an immediate diagnosis and start to plan implant treatment. The images are easily shared with other specialists, such as oral surgeons, periodontists and physicians that may need to be looped in during the treatment planning stage.
The information captured by the Orthophos system can then be used to create surgical guides to plan the procedure from start to finish. These guides reduce overall surgery time and enhance accuracy during the placement of the implants.
The Orthophos imaging system gives our dentists and our patients peace of mind and confidence. We have found that the proper planning makes for more affordable dental implants and a safer and less invasive surgery.
If you want to meet with our dental implant specialists in Irvine, please contact Serene Dental Center today for an informal consultation and see if you are the right candidate.
Patients in Irvine can take a look at our patient testimonials about our dental implant procedures. Feel free to also take a look at our smile gallery to see the successful results of our dental implant treatment and other cosmetic procedures.
“I had a tooth extraction and i didn’t even need to use my pain killers after that. The office is clean and the staff is professional. I am doing my implant in there (his price was very competitive in comparison to many other dentist offices) and i am happy that i have chosen Serene for that.”
“They’re work is exceptional and I receive compliments on my teeth all the time. Dr. Ali does great work on implants I would highly recommend him. They are very honest and they help guide you through what you need and how long it will take to get done.”