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Dental Implants
Placentia, CA

Diagram of dental implant with post available at Placentia Oral SurgeryAt Placentia Oral Surgery we offer several implant-related treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. We specialize in implant treatment because we believe that dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.

What Are Dental Implants?

When we refer to dental implants, what we are talking about is a titanium post that can function much like one of your tooth roots. During oral surgery, we can insert one of these posts right into your jawbone and beneath your gum line.

Dental Implant FAQ

We believe patient education is the cornerstone of good oral health. During your initial appointment, Young Jun, DDS, MD, FACS will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dental implants. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to voice any concerns. Staying informed can help you better maintain your restoration and prevent potential problems.

Am I a Candidate?

If you are in good oral and overall health, you should qualify for implant treatment. If you have experienced significant bone deterioration due to tooth loss, you may need a bone graft first. During your consultation, Young Jun, DDS, MD, FACS will be able to determine if implants are right for you. This usually involves a series of diagnostic tests that may include digital x-rays and CBCT scans.

After Implant Placement

Your new tooth will be just as strong, if not stronger than the original tooth was when it was healthy. Here at Placentia Oral Surgery, we have helped many others to have smiles that they once again want to show off with dental implants. If we recommend one or more dental implant for you, here is what you will need to know about what happens after you receive them.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This makes implants a more convenient, durable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing option over traditional restorations. The numerous benefits of dental implants have made them the industry standard for tooth replacement!

Multiple Teeth Replacement with Dental Implants

Tooth loss is an issue we often see with our patients and, whether the cause is injury or old age, we are prepared to help you replace them. Using dental implants, we can take these gaps or spaces where teeth used to be and insert artificial teeth in their stead. When it comes to multiple spaces near to each other, we suggest the use of implant-supported bridges so that we can efficiently give you replacement teeth with the minimal amount of implants.

Single Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

From sports injuries to broken joints, we are here to take care of you as comfortably and painlessly as possible. One common issue we see in our patients is tooth gaps or spacing where natural teeth used to be. When it is only one space, we suggest single tooth implants as an appropriate solution for restoring your smile.

The Implants Process

Before we proceed to installing dental implants, it is important to determine whether the procedure is right for you. We will first do a thorough evaluation of your medical history and check for any medical conditions that would make the treatment a bad fit for you. Checking the health of your jawbone is an, part of this because the bone needs to be strong in order to hold the implants in place.

Ridge Augmentation

Many patients need a bone graft, or ridge augmentation before implantation is possible. Osseointegration, the process responsible for the many benefits of dental implants, requires an adequate amount of bone in the jaw. If osseointegration does not occur, implant failure is virtually guaranteed. Fortunately, we offer ridge augmentation to improve the quantity and quality of deteriorated bone. In many ways, ride augmentation allows patients to receive dental implants when it would otherwise be impossible.

Mini Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that mimics the relationships between the root of a tooth and your jawbone. Once the implant is in place, it serves as the anchor component of a prosthesis. At Placentia Oral Surgery, we also offer mini dental implants for patients who do not qualify for conventional restoration methods.

Implant-Supported Denture

An implant-supported denture is similar to All-on-4 but usually requires more implants. We may recommend an implant-supported denture if you want a better alternative to traditional dentures. A traditional denture is a removable appliance that rests on the gums. Because it is not secured by implants, many patients experience difficulty eating, discomfort, and even embarrassing slips.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept

We offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for patients missing all or most of their teeth. As the name suggests, this full-arch restoration only uses four implants to support the entire bridge. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to utilize the strongest part of the jawbone. Other full-arch restorations usually require six to eight implants. Thanks to the revolutionary new technique, All-on-4 is much more effective and minimally-invasive than other options.

Schedule a Consultation

Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call (657) 216-1617 to schedule your consultation appointment today!

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