One of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. Dr. Silverina Chua is able to perform single or multiple implant restorations. Many patients opt for this treatment because they rather repair an existing implant crown vs getting a new one. Even when multiple implants are required, they usually perform and last longer than dentures or dental bridges. Dental Implants are a new alternative in tooth replacement. The procedure consists of two stages: placement of a replacement tooth root at your dental specialist’s office, followed by placement of a tooth replacement (crown) at Silver Smile Dental.
There are now a wide variety of dental implant placement procedures that vary in duration and materials. Any implant procedure is preceded by a detailed consultation and case planning with your dental team.
Dr. Silverina Chua is an expert in creating dental implant restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
What Are Dental Implants
Implant dentistry is a highly innovative oral practice that addresses missing teeth and the ailments resulting from tooth loss. Silver Smile Dental uses implant dentistry to help patients to recover from permanent tooth loss and to improve the cosmetic appeal of their smile.
Have you lost a tooth or multiple teeth? Those that neglect fixing the problem will likely suffer from the following complications:
- Loss of ability to eat normally
- Exposure of soft gum tissue and dental cavity where tooth formerly rested
- Loss of confidence in smiling due to frontal tooth loss
- Gradual tooth migration
- Sunken cheek or lips due to lack of teeth
Dental implants can resolve any of the above conditions. Are you ready to fix the function and beauty of your smile? We are! Silver Smile Dental is a state-of-the-art dental center that serves Chino, California and surrounding communities.
The Implant Restoration Process
While there is some variation in procedure, the following outlines the basic steps required for dental implant placement.
The first portion of the procedure is done at your specialist’s office. The gum covering the area is gently folded back and the underlying bone prepared to receive the implant. The extent of the bone preparation is dependent on the number of implants required. The implant(s) are then placed, and the gum sutured. The implant should fully integrate into the bone after 3 to 6 months.
At this point, a custom-designed crown is fitted over the post. The details of the procedure change slightly with the structure of the implant used.
If you are considering a more permanent solution to a missing tooth (or teeth) contact Silver Smile Dental at 909-393-1600.