Dental Implants

The Ideal Solution for Missing Teeth

If you have lost a tooth or several teeth for any reason, the ultimate solution is a dental implant. This treatment begins with the surgical implanting of a titanium post into your jaw. The embedded post serves as a root for the attachment of dentures, crowns, or bridges. The implant is basically an artificial root for restored teeth. This is a more comfortable and practical solution than a removable partial denture. Most patients find this solution to be far more attractive. Dr. Paul Athanasius and his staff at Genuine Family Dentistry provide quality dental implant treatment for the Orange, CA, community. With the proper maintenance, dental implants can provide restored function and a natural look for a lifetime.

What Does the Treatment Involve?

Dental implants are placed through a series of steps. It begins with x-rays and impressions of your jaw and teeth. Next, the health of your bone structure and gum tissue is diagnosed and the necessary spacing between your surrounding teeth is determined.

Based upon the diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan, the titanium rod is surgically implanted into the bone structure of your jaw. After allowing the gums to heal for 8-12 weeks, the necessary artificial tooth or teeth is attached to the implanted post.

The length of the procedure varies with each patient. Your dentist will want to ensure that proper healing and fitting is occurring at each stage.

Ultimately, your overall oral health and the appearance of your smile will be strengthened by dental implants.

Surrounding Natural Teeth Can Be Strengthened by Implants

There is no more stable tooth replacement option available for those with missing teeth. By maintaining existing bone structure, dental implants will also strengthen the natural teeth that are still remaining.

  • Dental implants also provide completely natural looking replacement teeth.
  • Dental implants provide stability by creating a new tooth root
  • The stability aids the health of surrounding teeth and bone tissue

You Can Enhance Your Oral Health with Dental Implants

By stabilizing your mouth and tooth structure, dental implants enhance your overall oral health.

  • Your bone and gum tissue is restored
  • The new implanted tooth root preserves and stimulates bone and gum tissue
  • Eventually, your bone tissue will fully integrate with your new dental implant

Choosing a Dentist for Dental Implants

The delicacy and precision required for dental implant placement requires the work of a skilled and knowledgeable dentist. Dr. Paul Athanasius has developed the knowledge and skill required to provide excellent dental implant treatment for those in the Orange, CA, community. Please contact the staff at Genuine Family Dentistry and arrange a consultation today!