Number of Visits: 3 - 4 visits
Completion Time: 2 - 3 months
Recovery Period: 1 day
How Are Dental Implants Different At Bayside Dental Discovery Bay?
You may need implants if you have missing teeth. These implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed in the gum and jawbone. Most implants today are made of titanium to naturally fuse with the jawbone allowing the implant tooth to feel and function naturally.
We will take dental x-rays and use our CT scan to determine whether if you are suitable for the procedure. Our dentists will then carefully plan the fitting so that there is no harm done to any of the existing nerves.
Once deemed suitable, our staff will prepare all of the necessary tools and the dentist will surgically place an implant. This takes around 15-20 minutes for one implant. More time will be necessary if you need multiple implants.
Follow Up Appointments
Once the bone has healed up, we will schedule your next appointment after 6 weeks. Once the bone has healed, a connector post (abutment) is placed on top of the post. Our dentists will then take an impression to make either a crown, denture or bridge to fit on top of the abutment. A successful implant that is done properly and taken care of with good oral hygiene can last a lifetime. The documented success of our implant is 35 years with a 95% success rate.
Why Get Implants?
There are many advantages to having dental implants over other options. Some of those benefits are that they’re comfortable and permanent, they function and look like your own teeth and the procedure doesn’t require damaging or reducing other healthy teeth, as is the case with normal bridges.
Why Do you Need a Dental Implant?
Most patients in our clinics get implants either because their teeth have broken in an accident or have rotted away due to improper care. Implants at our practice are used as a last resort, when the tooth can’t be saved.
Removal dentures are also a possible solution however not permanent.