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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great choice for missing teeth in Newport Beach

If you're missing a tooth or teeth and want the very best dentistry has to offer, you could be the perfect candidate for tooth implants. Dental implants resemble tooth roots for replacement teeth. They are securely anchored into the jaw and topped with a dental crown for the very best in look, feel and function. Dental implants offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges and partial dentures. Surrounding teeth and the jawbone are better preserved. Single-tooth implants are also easier to clean. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture.

Benefits of Dental Implants in Newport Beach

  • Dental implant will osseointegrate (bond) with the existing bone.
  • Dental implant will support your teeth firmly and safely.
  • Your new implant teeth are aesthetically pleasing.
  • You will no longer have pain during talking or eating.
  • The dental implant will prevent progressive bone atrophy.
  • Implants have a proven scientific basis.
  • Dental implants are more durable than bridges or dentures.

Dr. Haroonian uses the latest in implant technology to ensure the best possible dental implant outcome for you. We offer All-On-Four Dental Implants as well as 3D Imaging, please clicks the links below to learn more.

Procedure  

The tooth structure has two main sections, the root and the crown. The root is the section of the tooth that is below the gumline. A dental implant acts as the restorative for this section of the tooth. The metal implant acts as an anchor in the jawbone. The first step of the procedure is surgical placement of the implant. Under regular dental anesthetic, the gum tissue is opened and Dr Haroonian places the implant into the jawbone. When this is achieved, the tissue is then sutured closed. There is not often significant discomfort with this procedure. This process can take from 1-3 hours depending on the number of implants being placed.

This implant will be left untreated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration. A removable crown may be utilized during this time period to allow for chewing and to preserve the cosmetic appearance. During this period of time You will be visiting Dr Haroonian to ensure the progress of the treatment and healing.

The next step in the process is to attach an abutment to the implant inside the bone. This is achieved by exposing the top of the implant and placing the abutment. This is the part of the implant that will support the final crown.
Finally, Dr Haroonian will take an impression of the implant and a permanent restoration crown is placed. This restoration will be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing. Your completed implant will be fully functional, allowing you to resume normal activities.

Dental Implant Bridge

Whenever there are multiple  missing teeth in one area of the mouth Implant bridge might be an option. If there are three teeth missing you may want to have two implants placed and bridge three crowns to fill the space of three teeth.