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General Dentistry: Dental Implants

Implant dental modelTechnology in the dental industry continues to improve, and the dentists at City Dental Centers take pride in offering the latest technologies, methods, and materials.  Dental implants are increasing in popularity and are now one of the easiest means of replacing a missing tooth or teeth.  While very costly and time consuming when first introduced, this method is now affordable and preferred.  

Now, dentists at City Dental Centers are able to place and finalize dental implants in as little as one visit with an affordable “out of pocket” fee.

The popularity increase of dental implants stems from the fact that they are fused to your jawbone which gives excellent support to your teeth.  This eliminates sliding and pinching that may occur from alternative methods when eating or speaking.  The tough, comfortable, and supportive nature of implants make them attractive to most patients. In comparison to bridging, the teeth on either side of the gap don’t require crowning, which means less teeth are affected by the procedure and require healing time.

Although it isn’t time consuming to replace a tooth with an implant, it does take time for it to become permanently stable. The implant needs time to properly adhere to the bone and create a healthy fusion before the crown can be attached and the patient can apply full bit force to the implant. In most cases, it will take a few months to complete the process.

It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible, because the surrounding can cause problems. It is easy to fall under the assumption that replacing a back tooth is not a priority, but a lost tooth can cause facial structures to change as the surrounding teeth shift. If several teeth are lost, it’s not uncommon to suffer from social consequences and poor nutrition.

If you think you might need a dental implant contact our offices in Santa Ana, Pico Rivera or Ontario, California to schedule an appointment right away.

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