Dental Implants

We are proud to offer patients several options for restoring missing teeth and rebuilding their smiles. One of our most sought-after options continues to be dental implants, a long-lasting tooth replacement option that can last for years. If you are suffering from tooth loss, we recommend calling our office as soon as possible to get started on a plan to bring your smile back to 100%. Contact Smile Studio Dentistry Fontana to learn more and take the first step to restoring a full smile.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent, stable base for replacement teeth. At our dental office in Fontana, dental implants are used to replace missing or severely damaged teeth and can improve your dental health while providing you with a natural-looking smile. However, patients can also choose to receive dental implants for use with customized dentures for increased stability. In either case, dental implants are a foundation for tooth replacement that can restore missing teeth and give you back your smile.
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Getting Dental Implants: What's the Process Like?

Getting dental implants requires a series of steps and appointments, but patients agree that the results are worth the process. First, your dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you. An X-ray or CT scan may be taken as well to get a full image of your jaw area. Then, your doctor will create a personalized treatment plan that details the placement of dental implants in your jawbone. For most patients, the entire process of getting their dental implants can take about five to eight months.

However, some patients may not have enough jawbone mass due to genetics or prolonged periods of tooth loss. The fortunate news is that this usually does not fully disqualify a patient from having the opportunity for dental implants. Instead, it means the patient may require only an extra step in the process: a bone grafting procedure to restore bone mass in the jaw.
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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants continue to be a popular tooth replacement solution that offers many benefits to a patient’s dental health and quality of life, including:
  • Improved dental hygiene: dental implants make brushing and flossing your teeth easier than with dental bridges.
  • Preserve your jaw health: replacing a missing tooth can help stop other teeth from shifting or your jaw from losing bone mass over time.
  • Enhanced self-confidence: dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you can smile with confidence, knowing that your new teeth will not move or shift.
  • Lasting results: dental implants are designed with durability in mind, often lasting patients for a lifetime when properly cared for.

Signs Dental Implants Are the Right Choice for You

If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. Other signs dental implants could be the right choice include:
  • You are in generally good dental health.
  • Your jawbone is strong enough to support dental implants.
  • Your gums are healthy and free from any infections or diseases.
  • You are missing only one or a couple of teeth.
  • You are ready for a few steps in order to see lasting results.
For patients missing several teeth (or entire rows of them), we still have tooth replacement options. Dental bridges are a reliable and natural-looking replacement option for patients with multiple missing teeth. Likewise, dentures can help patients replace larger gaps in their smile, including an entire row or mouth of teeth.

Caring for Your Dental Implants for Long-Lasting Results

Caring for dental implants is much like caring for regular teeth in most regards. You should brush and floss them daily to remove any bacteria or plaque buildup, and attend regular dental checkups to ensure your dental implants are healthy. Due to their durability, dental implants tend to resist any damage from food, allowing you to eat whatever you want to have in your diet. However, we still recommend being careful when chewing hard foods to avoid potential damage.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At our dental office in Fontana, we offer patients the chance to get dental implants with a personalized treatment plan tailored to their dental needs. We understand that dental implants are a major decision for anyone and want to provide them with the best dental care possible. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants in Fontana, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to help you determine if dental implants are the right solution for your dental health and restoring your smile.
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