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.