Dental Implants: Designed Like Natural Teeth in Ontario, California
Dental implants in Ontario, California, at the office of Dr. Mukesh Patel, provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Patients without teeth regain their ability to eat just about anything. They smile confidently, and the shape and youthful contours of their face are preserved. Implants available at Ontario Dental Center are small, cylindrical posts made from medical-grade titanium. These implants bond with the surrounding bone when placed in the jawbone, where teeth are missing. This process creates a stable foundation for artificial teeth. Additionally, implants prevent the destructive process of bone resorption or bone loss. Therefore, the jawbone stays healthy.
Implants are transforming how patients live for the better! We have seen firsthand how comfortable and confident people feel when eating, speaking, and laughing with their new and improved teeth.
Like so many other patients have found, dental implants may be the preferred option for you. Before we proceed with treatment, we’ll complete a dental and radiographic exam. Your medical history will also be evaluated. Your unique characteristics and preferences are assessed and discussed. Dr. Patel may also enlist the expertise of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. It is important to be open with us about any hesitations you may have.
We look forward to answering your questions and enjoy working in partnership with you to restore the health and beauty of your smile.
Dental implants at Ontario Dental Center - Dr. Mukesh Patel
What is a dental implant?
This is Dr. Mukesh Patel from Ontario Dental Center, and we are going to talk about dental implants.
Dental implants are medical-grade titanium screws that are used to replace your missing teeth.
How is a dental implant placed?
We wait for about 3-4 months after removing your tooth to let your bones and gums heal. Then we place the titanium implants in your jawbone.
Then we wait another 3-6 months, depending on your bone, to put a tooth on it. Implants are the only process in dentistry that can replace a missing tooth closer to your natural teeth.
Once it is fixed, you don’t have to remove it. You take care of it by brushing/flossing just like a normal tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
It does not require grinding or getting support from any other teeth. If you lose any other teeth around it, you will still have your implant sitting solid.
The process has a 95% success rate and is the highest among all the procedures in dentistry.
So if you are missing single or multiple teeth, consider getting an implant which is the gold standard to replacing missing teeth.
If you have missing teeth that need to be replaced, call us today and experience dental implant benefits.
Each dental implant is designed to function as a replacement tooth root. As such, the implant is precisely placed in the jawbone during a straightforward surgical procedure. Tiny posts or attachments are then connected to the implant. These posts stick out above the surface of the gums serving as anchors that hold the artificial teeth in place.
Most of the time, the process is completed in two phases:
The surgeon places the implants that you need in your jaw. Over a three- to six-month period, the implants bond to the surrounding bone. Provisional dentures may be worn, and we can instruct on the best diet during this time. Meanwhile, Ontario Dental Center designs the permanent bridge or dentures.
Your surgeon applies tiny “collars” to implants. Each collar promotes healing and prevents gum tissue from forming over the implant. Also, after the implant and bone are bonded, Dr. Patel makes your artificial teeth. Impressions or models of the mouth are also taken. Then, a post is attached to each implant. Your new teeth are eventually connected to those posts.
Why Dental Implants Are “The Gold Standard”
Every tooth replacement option offers its own specific benefits. Some people prefer dental bridges, while others prefer dentures. Some patients prefer these over dental implants because they seek a non-surgical option. However, there is one specific benefit that a dental implant offers that no other tooth replacement option can match.
The root of a tooth plays a vital role in the health of your jaw. It provides stimulation to the jawbone, which is necessary for it to remain healthy. When you lose even a single tooth, the stimulation is lost, and it can affect the health of your jawbone and, over time, begin to deteriorate and be re-absorbed by the body. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that replaces this function. Because the implant is inserted directly into the jaw, it will provide the stimulation lost by the missing tooth.
Once the implant is placed, it will fuse with the jaw via a process called osseointegration. Not only does this provide an incredibly strong and stable anchor for the implant, but it keeps your jawbone healthy over time. Because a dental bridge or a denture (unless implant-supported) rests on top of the gums, they cannot help preserve the health of your jawbone as a dental implant does.
From start to finish, patients can get their new smile in about six to eight months. Most patients’ day-to-day lives are not disrupted, and these steps fit well with active lifestyles.
Don’t hesitate to contact our Ontario, California office at (909) 414-3535 to learn more about dental implants. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel to find out if you are a suitable candidate for this tooth replacement treatment.