Whether you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, the gaps left in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious and unattractive. Fortunately, Drs. Minh Nguyen and Thanh-Truc Nguyen offer dental implants to permanently replace lost teeth at their practice, Sun-Park Dental, located in Rocklin, California. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or all your teeth, call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if dental implants are right for you.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replacing lost adult teeth. Implants are made of a titanium post that acts like a tooth root, anchoring a crown or false tooth in place. Dental implants look and act like natural teeth. Unlike other prosthetic options, dental implants stimulate healthy bone growth and development in your jaw which protects the health and integrity of the rest of your teeth.
Drs. Minh and Thanh-Truc Nguyen offer several different types of dental implants.
If you’re only missing a single tooth and your jaw is strong enough to support the implant, the dentists can install a tooth implant in one visit. Your dentist implants the post into your jaw and you relax while they use CEREC in-office technology to customize your crown.
Traditional dentures fit over your gums but you can also opt for implant-supported dentures that snap onto implant posts. You can choose either dentures that are permanently fixed to the implant posts, or removable dentures.
All-on-4 dental implants anchor a full plate of prosthetic teeth to your gums with just four posts. The posts are implanted into your jaw at certain angles to maximize their stability. In many cases, your doctor can install your All-on-4 dental implants in just one visit. All-on-4 implants are a form of implant-supported denture.
There are typically three steps in the implantation process. Traditionally, you need to attend separate appointments for each stage, but with modern dental technology, the dentists at Sun-Park Dental are sometimes able to install your implants in just one visit.
The first step is the implantation of your posts, assuming your jaw is strong enough to support the posts. You may need to wait for the posts to bond with your jaw in a process called osseointegration before the next steps can be completed.
Once your dentist is satisfied that your implant posts are able to support the rest of the implants, they attach your abutment — the part of the implant that connects the post to the crown — and take impressions and images that are used to custom-make the crown. The third step is attaching your crown.
If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, call or make an appointment online today to find out if dental implants are right for you.