NEWPORT BEACH GENERAL DENTISTRY
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Did you know that archeologists have discovered that the process of artificially implanted teeth dates back to the Egyptians and the Mayans? Today, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, there are 3 million people who have one or more dental implants. Implants offer a permanent solution to missing or damaged teeth, and more and more people are electing to have this procedure every day. At Luminous Smiles, we work hard to stay up to date with the latest innovations in dental implant technology, and our dentist in Newport Beach can help you determine if dental implants are a viable option for you.
To find out if you are a candidate for this life-changing procedure, call our dental implant specialist at (949) 247-8484.
How Dental Implants Work
Designed to last a lifetime, dental implants are root devices that function to support permanent oral prosthetics. Sometimes referred to as artificial roots, dental implants are anchored beneath the gums, in the bone, and a crown is mounted on top. Dental implants are incredibly versatile and are used to replace a single tooth or an entire smile, depending on the patient’s personal situation.
Dental implants offer:
- A permanent solution to missing, damaged, or decayed teeth
- The same functioning as your natural teeth
- Prevention of atrophy of the jaw bone
- Improved appearance as implants look like natural teeth
- Easier eating and speaking when compared to dentures
- Improved oral health
The process of getting dental implants takes several months, typically ranging from 6 to 9, and there are several stages of the process. The first stage involves the placement of a titanium rod in the location where the original root of your tooth was located. After this rod is placed, your gums will be sutured over it, and you will wait for several months while the rod fuses with the bone. The placement of the rod itself takes approximately 1 to 2 hours. After the rod has fused with the bone, you will schedule another appointment to have your permanent crown fitted over the implants.
Dental Implant Recovery Time
After receiving dental implants, it is common to feel some discomfort and pain. This often can be managed with over the counter pain medications. Additionally, while the surgical site heals, you will be instructed to limit your diet to soft foods. This typically takes a couple of weeks.
If you have missing or damaged teeth and have questions about dental implants, our dentist in Newport Beach can help. We use state-of-the-art technology and are driven to remain at the forefront of dental innovation. We accept most insurance, PPO, and indemnity plans. As a practice, Luminous Smiles is patient-focused, and we are proud to bring patients in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, and the surrounding areas the best dental services possible.
To learn more about our permanent dental prosthetic services, contact our Newport Beach dental implant dentist today at (949) 247-8484.
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