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Missing Teeth? Why Patients In Orange County 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 solution for your missing teeth.
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!
Besides new technologies, what are the other benefits of dental 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, dental implants are an excellent solution.
Furthermore, dental 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.
Lastly, according to the Dental Implant Guide, dental 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.
Despite the high success rate, 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 a dentist in Huntington Beach, CA to see if you qualify for implants.
What’s the expected path for getting dental implants?
Before you can start planning for implants, a consultation is needed to see if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Contact The Dental Oasis in Huntington Beach today for your consultation
If you have any questions about Dental Implants or would like to set up an appointment, call (714) 894-7700 or visit the Dental Oasis of Orange County. You can also request an appointment by clicking here.
I am thrilled that I found a wonderful dentist in Dr. Toorani and his team.
The office is aptly named. It really does look like a spa and is full of the latest gadgets in dentistry. It is located in the Bella Terra shopping center upstairs next to Bed, Bath & Beyond and right next to a Cost Plus. The location is easy to get in and out of and there is a parking garage if you are trying to avoid the often crowded parking lot.
Dr. Toorani is working on closing my open bite and alleviating some of my jaw pain so that I can avoid jaw surgery.
He is honest, fair and friendly. I would highly recommend Dental Oasis of Orange County to anyone in the market for a new dentist.Liz H.
“The Dental Oasis is focused on raising the bar of excellence with patient experience. Essentially by providing great customer service and exceeding expectations. Ultimately, it’s all about our patients and it is what we love to do. My passion is dentistry. My love is for my patients. This is why I come to the office every day. Our modern, tranquil, peaceful, and spa-like environment will make you forget that you are at the dentist’s office. We utilize all the latest technology in dentistry and offer many amenities that will make your visit a unique and relaxing one. Whether you need a teeth cleaning, crown, or dental implants, we are here to serve you. At The Dental Oasis you are family.” – Dr. Brian Toorani