Our Implant Solutions
Dental implants are an amazing solution for replacing missing or extracted teeth. More than restoring your smile, implants play a critical role in maintaining good oral health. Whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire arch, the staff at Balboa Island Dentistry offers implant solutions to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
What are Dental Implants?
They’re a permanent solution to missing teeth. These natural-looking dental prostheses are made up of three parts, a titanium fixture that secures the implant, a natural-looking porcelain crown that takes the place of your natural tooth, and the abutment, which connects the fixture to the crown.
The porcelain crown is the only part of the implant that your friends will see. It’s custom-designed to match your smile based on scans that Dr. Alfano will take of your natural teeth. Thanks to our advanced technology, your implant crown will mirror your remaining teeth, perfectly replicating the color and texture of your smile.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
Your free consultation with Dr. Stephen Alfano is the first step in restoring the gaps in your smile with stunning dental implants.
The dental implant process begins with surgery to attach the implant fixture to your jawbone. This is followed by a recovery period when your body develops a secure attachment to the fixture through a process known as osseointegration. Once your body has become fully acclimated to the implant fixture, Dr. Alfano will attach the porcelain crown and you’ll be ready to experience your new smile.
For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, we also offer an implant-supported full-arch restoration. This option uses a small number of implants to secure a single dental prosthetic from All-on-4® that looks just like your natural teeth. There’s no need for bone grafting with All-on-4® and you’ll leave our office after just one visit with an attractive temporary prosthetic that you can wear until your ready for your permanent prosthetic.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a restorative procedure that provides our patients with a long-lasting, attractive smile that they’ll love. This revolutionary tooth-replacement option offers the same bite strength as natural teeth and they stop your jawbone from eroding over time. If you want to experience these benefits, you may be a good candidate for implants.
Speak with Dr. Alfano today if you’re ready to restore your missing teeth with dental implants. He’ll find the treatment option that works for you.