Affordable Dental Implants In Buena Park, CA
Affordable Dental Implants In Buena Park, CA
Implants, Buena Park, California
Cavities, gum disease, and broken teeth are never fun, especially when they mean the loss of your teeth. Missing teeth don’t just ruin the look of your smile; they also impact your dental health. Without a proper replacement, remaining teeth shift out of place, eating and speaking becomes more difficult, the face sags, and you even risk further tooth loss! At Gold Coast Dental Buena Park, we help you fill the gaps in your smile with beautiful and affordable dental implants.
Dental implants are the best and most loved replacement teeth option, and it’s easy to see why. Unlike a dental bridge or dentures, an implant is designed to restore your entire tooth from crown to tip. It uses a titanium post that acts as an artificial root securing your new tooth in place. This simple change makes your overall smile stronger and healthier with a beautiful set of pearly whites that last a lifetime. Teeth implants are also compatible with both bridges and dentures, so you can restore your smile back to its old self.
Ready to say hello to your healthy, whole, and beautiful smile with dental implants? To schedule a consultation with our periodontal team, you can reach our dental office at (714) 278-4975 today.
We tailor our dental implants to your smile’s unique needs…
Typically, a dental implant replaces a single tooth. What do you do when you have multiple missing teeth? A dental bridge or denture is an option, but what if you still want to enjoy the unique benefits of implants? Luckily, dental implants are compatible with both bridges and dentures! Implant-supported dental prosthetics combine the best of both worlds, so your smile is at its best, no matter your missing teeth needs.
With a standard dental bridge, the bridge’s crowns would ordinarily be placed on the two teeth on either side of your empty tooth gap. An implant-supported bridge replaces three or more missing teeth in a row and instead secures your new teeth to implants placed on either end of the empty socket. This leaves your remaining teeth untouched and intact and your jaw healthier long-term. It also has the added benefit of allowing your bridge to last more than a decade longer.
By anchoring your false teeth to implants rather than using your jaw shape and remaining teeth as support, “permanent dentures” better stabilize and secure your smile while keeping your it healthier. In some cases, mini dental implants can be used to help patients skip otherwise necessary bone grafting. Permanent dentures can also long outlast standard dentures' 5 to 7-year lifespan!
All-On-4 Dental Implants
If you're looking to replace all of your teeth with implants, All-On-4 dentures are the best option. These full mouth dental implants anchor a complete denture using four implants placed along the jaw. Your new teeth are fixed in place, ensuring you can keep them in while sleeping or eating and enjoy your full set of pearly whites around the clock.
What is The Dental Implant Process?
See how our periodontist restores your missing tooth over the course of the tooth implant process.
The periodontist performs a thorough exam of your smile to ensure implants are the best choice for you. They then create a personalized treatment plan to install your new teeth.
Jaw bone can shrink after extraction. If you don’t have enough bone to support the implant, new tissue is transplanted onto the socket and fuses to the jaw over 3 to 4 months.
The titanium implant is surgically embedded in the empty tooth socket. The implant acts as the root solidly anchoring the rest of the artificial tooth in place.
The implant gradually fuses (osseointegrates) with the jaw, ensuring it stays solidly in place while reinforcing the bone. This process typically takes 4 to 6 months to complete.
Once the implant is secured and the jaw has healed, the abutment is attached. The abutment is the connector piece between the implant and crown, holding the whole tooth together.
Finally, the crown is attached to the abutment, completing your new tooth’s appearance and bite. The dentist may use a dental bridge or denture instead with multiple missing teeth.
Why Dental Implants?
See why so many patients LOVE dental implants!
Dental implants are often unmatched when it comes to replacing missing teeth. They are the most natural-looking dental prosthetic around, and they act exactly like your old tooth did. After tooth loss, the jawbone starts to shrink without a tooth root in place. However, implants are the only false teeth with an artificial root, keeping your jaw and smile healthier and intact. This prevents a host of potential dental problems, such as teeth shifting out of place, changing bite,
cavities, and even further tooth loss! Plus, that's not all dental implants have to offer: prevents facial sagging and makes you look younger, doesn’t rely on nearby teeth for support like bridges and partial dentures, improves your speaking and eating abilities, durable and can last up to a lifetime with good care, easy care and maintenance, highly compatible with other tooth replacement options, no chance of slipping or falling out, and brings back your confidence in your smile.
Your Bright Smile Is Around The Corner!
Our caring and talented dentists help you put your best smile forward again!
At Gold Coast Dental Buena Park, we understand that missing teeth can put a damper on your smile, confidence, and overall quality of life. Our expert team aims to go above and beyond when it comes to your new teeth. We use state-of-the-art implant technology, ensuring the entire tooth implant process is as smooth and comfortable as possible. And with high-quality materials and our periodontists’ expert craftsmanship, your pearly whites can last decades or even a lifetime.
How much are dental implants?
Several factors decide a patient’s dental implant cost. This includes the type of implant, whether bone grafting is needed, the number of visits, and if dental sedation is used. In some cases, the cost of tooth extraction may be included. Please note that not all dental insurance providers cover implants. We recommend verifying your specific coverage prior to treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office and schedule a financial consultation with our team.
Am I too old for implants?
There is no age limit to get dental implants. However, you should be in good dental and overall health for them to be successful. If you have periodontal disease, you will need to have that taken care of first before beginning the tooth implant process. However, one of the most important criteria is that your jaw must be in good shape. Implants need enough healthy bone to support them in place. If there isn't enough, then our team must replace the missing tissue with a dental bone graft.
Does all implant work require bone grafting?
Bone grafting is used in about half of all dental implant procedures. Patients that do not have gum disease and that receive implants soon after extraction often have enough bone tissue to skip bone grafting. However, the more missing teeth you have and the longer you go without an implant, the more bone is lost. Patients who already have a different dental prosthetic will also likely need grafting before they switch over to bridge or denture implants.
Which is better: bridge or implant?
Dental implants are better than bridges when only one or two teeth are missing. While bridges are a more affordable option that looks great, they are secured by neighboring teeth rather than the jaw like an implant is. Over time, the jawbone will gradually shrink, weakening the jaw and limiting your prosthetic's lifespan. Bridges typically last 10 to 15 years on average, but implants' crowns can last more than 20 or 25 while the titanium implant can last a lifetime.
Are implant-supported dentures permanent?
Denture implants are also called "permanent dentures" because the implants themselves are permanently inserted into the jaw. Some permanent dentures allow your false teeth to be removed for cleaning. Others, like All-On-4 dental implants, are screwed in place and cannot be taken out. With an implant supporting your new teeth, denture implants can last decades longer than regular dentures. This makes them the best long-term option for patients with most or all of their teeth missing.
Can dentures be made into implants?
Technically speaking, dentures cannot be "made" into implants. Dentures are made to fit your specific jaw shape as well as any remaining teeth. They cannot be quickly adapted to fit onto titanium implants. Most likely, you will need dental bone grafting to restore the tissue lost after your teeth were extracted, changing the shape of your smile. You will instead need a new, modified denture that will attach to the implants once they’re secured in place.
Our Office Hours
Monday - Sunday 7AM - 7PM
Schedule an Appointment Online
or call: (714) 278-4975
4600 Beach Blvd #A
Buena Park, CA 90621