Smile Confidently with Dental Implants
Having gaps in your smile due to missing teeth or having teeth severely damaged by the effects of tooth decay doesn’t only affect the appearance of your smile. These types of dental issues can not only impact how you eat and speak but also alter the integrity of your jawbone structure and negatively impact your overall health.
Dental implants serve as a permanent restorative option that has a variety of advantages, such as restoring lost jaw bone and allowing you to eat and speak normally once again. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that comprises of three parts:
- Titanium Post: This replaces the roots of your missing tooth. Through a process called osseointegration, the post integrates directly into your jaw bone. This not only ensures the implant stays in place, but also stimulates jaw growth.
- Abutment: A connector piece between the prosthetic and the post.
- Porcelain Crown: A prosthetic tooth that replaces the visible part of the tooth. It is color-matched with your natural teeth so that it seamlessly blends in with your smile.
Whether you are looking to restore any number of teeth or you’re looking for a more stable alternative to dentures, Dr. Alfano offers a variety of implant solutions.
A single dental implant is ideal for patients looking to replace a missing tooth. Unlike other restorations, a dental implant doesn’t put any stress on the surrounding teeth and gums. In fact, dental implants are the only restoration that reverses the damage to your smile caused by missing teeth. That’s because the titanium post that secures your dental implant stimulates healthy jawbone growth.
Just like a single-tooth restoration with a dental implant, a multiple-tooth restoration is custom-designed to blend in with the rest of your smile. Dr. Alfano will create a custom prosthetic that’s secured using two or more implants. This is the healthiest way to achieve an attractive, natural-looking smile.
If you’ve been wearing dentures or you’re missing several teeth and you’re looking for a stable restoration, Dr. Stephen Alfano will restore your whole smile using a single, full-arch restoration. This implant-secured prosthetic provides an arch that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth.
One of the major benefits of a full arch restoration is that you’ll leave our office with an attractive, fully-functional temporary prosthetic after just one treatment. Dr. Alfano will then place your permanent prosthetic teeth as soon as your body has healed from implant surgery.
Dr. Alfano and our staff at Balboa Island Dentistry are proud to provide our patients with the All-on-4® dental implant restoration. This fantastic new approach to tooth replacement alleviates the discomfort and hassle of dentures and produces a stable, beautiful new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of dental implant solutions are there?
No matter how many teeth you need to replace, our Newport Beach dental implant provider can customize a solution that will fit your smile needs. Our options include single implants, implant-supported bridges and dentures, and All-on-4. Each dental implant solution is designed to act as a natural tooth root, helping restore health, functionality, and confidence to your smile.
Are dental implants a permanent solution for tooth loss?
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for tooth loss, acting just like a natural tooth root to support your choice of restoration. Made of biocompatible titanium, dental implants integrate naturally into your jaw for unmatched strength and durability. Once the implant properly fuses with your bone, Dr. Alfano can place your customized dental restoration, which is typically a porcelain crown or dentures.
Let Balboa Island Dentistry Restore Your Smile
Missing or damaged teeth can impact your confidence as well as the function of your smile, but it isn’t something you have to live with. With dental implants, we can permanently restore your smile to its former glory. If you’d like to learn more about this effective restoration option or would like to make an appointment at our Newport Beach office, call us at (949) 630-0972 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.