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Missing Teeth? Why Patients In Huntington Beach Should Consider The Amazing Technology Of Straumann Dental Implants!

Dental Implants, or Straumann Implants, are two-piece replacements for lost, broken, or diseased teeth. With a screw that acts as a root and a ceramic or biocompatible metal crown, the implant is excellent to restore your smile to its original glory, giving you confidence and comfort in your smile.

The implant procedure, performed by Dr. Brian Toorani, a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, is a long-lasting, natural-looking option for those who want to improve or restore the look of their smile. Take a look at why dental implants may be a good oral surgery solution for your missing teeth.

Call us today at (714) 894-7700 to learn more or you can request an appointment online!

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The Amazing Technologies Of Dental Implants

Straumann is a growing brand that uses computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create incredibly strong implants. For instance, one of their products, the Roxolid, is an alloy of Titanium and Zirconium. Not only is it designed with stronger materials, but it is designed to set a framework for bone cells (osteoconductivity) to integrate with surrounding bone tissues. If you want to learn more about Straumann Implants, you can consult with Dr. Toorani.

Besides Straumann’s technology, many dentists are looking into technologies that coat dental implants with bioactive films for better integration and antibacterial films for better success rates. For instance, researchers found that implants with bioactive films were able to bond more successfully with bone and even double new bone density! Another study looked at how antibacterial films were applied to titanium, so they could resist the stresses of surgery much better. Even with sterilization, the risk of developing a peri-implant disease (an inflammatory disease) isn?t always avoidable; however, these antibacterial films could lower that risk.

On the whole, implantology is one of the most prolific areas of practice for dental professionals, so technological developments are very important. Because Dr. Toorani is a CEREC® dentist–or one who is trained in special CAD/CAM technology and mentors others in it as well–he has a greater understanding of how implants work and how to adjust to the latest technologies. Some dentists actually use CEREC® systems to use cutting-edge materials for temporary implants; CEREC® systems also make it possible for some people get certain implants–like custom abutments–in just one session!

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Is a Missing Tooth Affecting Your Confidence?

If you already have a dental fixture to replace missing teeth such as a bridge or denture, it is likely you aren’t as happy as you could be. Dentures, specifically, can be uncomfortable. They require an adhesive to keep them into place usually, aren’t secure, and can leave you feeling not confident in social situations like going out to eat. With dental implants you never have to worry about your replacement teeth falling out, they are secured to the implant that is fused with the jawbone.

One of the top issues we hear at Dental Oasis of Orange County is that dentures and bridges often don’t look as natural as the patient would have hoped for. Missing teeth can make you feel very self-conscious, but worrying that someone is staring at your false teeth is equally upsetting.

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Find Better Appearance and More Comfort With Dental Implants

What if there was a better way to replace your missing teeth that you didn’t have to worry was secure, or that it was extremely noticeable? With dental implants, you have the option to have the most natural looking replacement for missing teeth. No matter if you have a single implant with a custom-created crown, or have an implant-supported bridge, you will love the look and feel of your new restoration.

With dental implants, you also don’t have to worry about bone loss due to rubbing, like with dentures. Dentures rest on top of the gumline, which wears causes wears to have premature bone loss. With dental implants, your crown, implant-supported bridge or denture won’t affect the bone. Not only is that a terrific benefit, but it is also more comfortable to wear day in and day out.

Besides New Technologies, What Are The Other Benefits Of Implants?

If you have lost a tooth that is normally visible, especially your upper and lower incisors and canines, replacing the lost tooth can improve your overall appearance and confidence; and if the missing tooth or teeth cause you to experience a lisp or impaired speech, the implants can restore your speech, which again, could improve your confidence.

Other restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures can replace teeth, but nothing can beat the durability and permanence of implants. While other restorations have fairly good lifelines in isolation (e.g. 10 years), dentures reign supreme since they can literally last you a lifetime. And If you don’t want to damage other teeth by opting for a bridge or if you don’t want to hear the incessant clicking of dentures, implants are an excellent solution.

Furthermore, implants not only look like natural teeth, but they can act like natural teeth by stimulating bone growth. If you are missing teeth or are only using dentures, your jaw bones will naturally shrink and lose density. And because these implants are firmly planted in your jaw bone, you’ll be able to eat whatever kinds of foods you want and further strengthen your mouth bones and muscles. Here are a few benefits:

  • Long-Lasting Results
  • Natural Appearance
  • Easier To Maintain
  • Feels Like Your Own Teeth
  • Improved Speech
  • Eating Becomes Easier
  • Increases Confidence
  • More Comfortable

Lastly, according to the Dental Implant Guide, implants have a success rate roughly between 95% and 98%. If you are willing to follow your dentist’s instructions and recommendations, you can greatly increase your success rate.

Our Personal Guarantee

We understand that choosing a surgical procedure to replace missing teeth might seem scary or intimidating. But let us assure you, dental implants are safe, and have one of the highest success ratings in the dental field, at 98%. For most patients, we can place the implant and fit a restorative crown or bridge on the same day! No waiting time, no gap in your smile. We will always go above and beyond for our patients to ensure you love your smile. With dental implants from Dental Oasis of Orange County, you’ll get that gorgeous smile you have been dreaming of that looks as natural as your real teeth.

FAQ

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What is the alternative to implants?

There are alternative to dental implants, but they don’t offer the same benefits. Dentures, partial dentures, and bridges can be used to replace teeth, and are standard practice because they are considerably less expensive. But no other tooth replacement compares to the natural and more comfortable feel of dental implants.

How long do implants take to heal?

Each patient is different is different when it comes to how long it takes to heal after an endosteal dental implant procedure. The average amount of time for the implant to integrate with the jawbone and be completely healed can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

What's the expected path for getting implants?

Before you can start planning for implants, a consultation is needed to see if you are a suitable candidate for implant dentistry.

  1. After approval, you will have X-Rays taken of your teeth to be sure that your jaw is sufficiently strong in order to hold the implants in place. If it isn’t you may want to consider other restorative options. If you want to proceed with implants, you’ll need to schedule a bone graft.
  2. Once your bone graft is healed, the first implant surgery consists of Osseo integration, the process of implanting the Straumann Dental Implant in your jaw.
  3. The second surgery (done after your jaw has healed) is when an abutment will be placed around the implant. A crown molding is then placed on top of the abutment to complete the procedure.

The Dental Oasis cares about your comfort. During each surgery, you will be kept under a local anesthetic so you will feel no pain, only movement, and pressure.

All-on-4 dental implants, as the name suggests, are four dental implants that support a full arch replacement.

These are an ideal solution for those needing to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth or desire a more permanent solution over traditional dentures.

Can smokers and diabetics get implants too?

If you smoke, have diabetes, or another contraindication, it really depends on your doctor’s recommendations and whether or not you are proactive about lowering your risks.

For instance, colgate.com says that the failure rate was almost 16% for smokers while non-smokers had a failure rate that was less than 2%. Because the substances in tobacco products can weaken a person’s immune system, it can be difficult to heal well after an implant surgery. But all hope isn’t lost. If you commit to quitting or you even pause your habit for the surgery and immediately after, you can lower your risk and improve your chances of getting a doctor’s recommendation.

While uncontrolled diabetes can sometimes be a contraindication, a blog on The Dental Experts Website says that a recent study showed that none of the implants failed for diabetics. So if you’ve been putting off replacing your teeth, be sure to contact our dentist to see if you qualify for implants.

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How much do dental implants cost?

The cost for dental implants is slightly higher than other restorative procedures. You must keep in mind that it is a surgical procedure. The cost of dental implants includes the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration. On average for a single implant, a patient can expect to pay between $1,500-$3,000. The cost will vary too depending on the placement location also.

How long do dental implants last?

One of the best features of dental implants is their life span. If properly cared for you can expect them to last a lifetime. The restoration, crown, bridge or denture, may need to be replaced after 15 years but the implant may never need to be removed or replaced.

 

Are dental implants painful?

We use a minimally invasive approach for dental implant placement. Most report that it is only mild discomfort the first day or two from gum irritation, but quickly goes away. After the initial recovery time, you won’t feel anything with the implant; it is completely painless.

What is the risk of dental implants?

For the most part, there are little risks associated with getting dental implants. But with any surgery, there is a slight risk of infection, but if you follow the dentist instruction, you can significantly reduce the chances of infection. Implant failure can occur, but with an excellent dentist and if you meet the criteria the risk is extremely minimal.

Get a Complete Smile Today With Dental Implants From Dental Oasis of Orange County!

If you are tired of having an imperfection in your smile, due to a missing tooth or teeth, we can help. Using state of the art technology and our years of experience, we deliver amazing results. We know putting off going the dentist can happen for numerous reasons, whether you are self-conscious, or don’t’ know how an issue can be solved, but we are problem solvers. No matter if you have a single tooth that needs to be replaced or several, dental implants will completely change your life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Give us a call at (714) 894-7700 or use our convenient request an online appointment feature.

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