Dental implants replace the tooth root and provide a stable foundation for restorations like crowns, bridges, partials, and dentures. They are near-natural in terms of look, feel, and functionality and stimulate the remaining jaw bone.
If you’re considering getting implants to restore your smile, please contact our trained dentist near you for a consultation.
Dental implants in Laguna Beach, CA offer a host of advantages over traditional dentures and bridges in terms of functionality, aesthetics, and durability:
Missing teeth cause shrinkage of bone that results in a receding jawline and altered facial structure. The chin points forward, and cheeks sag, making the patient appear older. Dr. Dana Nichols places implants to preserve jaw bone and reduce facial alteration.
Unlike bridgework that requires healthy tooth enamel to be ground down, implants do not require trimming or shaving down of healthy tooth structure. They do not sacrifice the health of neighboring teeth.
Implants from Advanced Dental Concepts are integrated into the jaw bone and are not prone to slipping, sliding, or instability (unlike dentures, for example). The patient can speak, chew, and smile confidently. Implants are free from the annoying wobbles, glues, adhesives required for partials and dentures.
Overall, implants near you guarantee superior reliability, placement, and comfort.
Our experienced dentist in Laguna Beach, CA places implants surgically under the gums and into the jaw bone. We administer local anesthetic and effective pain relief medication and keep you relaxed throughout the procedure. Healing may take as little as six weeks or as much as five months, depending on the location of the tooth and the health of the jaw bone.
Once the bone is healed, a post or abutment is attached to the implant. Dr. Dana Nichols may fasten partials, dentures, bridges, or crowns according to your needs and preferences. Patients at Advanced Dental Concepts report experiencing minimal discomfort, if any and feel much better after the procedure than they’d anticipated. Older patients with good dental and overall health are also good candidates for dental implants.