DENTAL IMPLANTS IN SANTA CLARITA, NEWHALL, CA
Dental implants are a titanium artificial root replacement that can support a crown, bridge, or denture. They are surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal for a period of 4-6 months. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant, so that a prosthesis can be attached.
If there is insufficient bone available to place a dental implant, a bone grafting procedure has to be completed before implant placement. In some cases, the sinus will be too close and a sinus grafting procedure will be required. This process pushes the sinus cavity up from the area where the implant that will be placed.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
With the new technologies today, almost all patients are good candidates for dental implants. Uncontrolled diabetes and smoking can decrease the success rate and the healing process.
What are a few implant related treatment options?
- Single tooth replacement: A single tooth is replaced with a dental implant.
- Multiple tooth replacement: Implants can support fixed bridges. This restorative option connects at least two or more implants together with teeth.
- Complete arch replacement: 4-6 implants can be used to attach a full arch of teeth.
- Over dentures: Implants can be used to help stabilize dentures that have minimal retention. These can help both the upper and lower denture.
What is the success rate of implants?
With the new technologies used today, implant success is above 98%. Routine dental checkups and x-rays are still required to ensure years of success.
Your Prosthodontist has the training to plan for the proper implant treatment for your individual needs. We begin by taking a CT scan to evaluate your jawbone. We can then plan for implant placement, in our office. Once the healing process is complete, the implant is ready to be restored. A mold is then made and sent to the lab for the restoration to be fabricated.