Are you self-conscious and feel the need to hide your smile because of missing teeth? Do you have difficulty chewing or speaking properly? Dental implants are a wonderful solution for missing teeth. They can prevent shifting of teeth, recession of the jawbone, a sunken facial appearance
As experienced dentists, Dr. Cynthia Chen and Dr. Chris Ching have extensive training in dental implants that can improve a patient’s smile and overall dental health. Using quality materials, Drs. Chen and Ching utilize dental implants that can give you a smile that is long-lasting and beautiful.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are an option for teeth replacement. They are a tooth root replacement made of titanium. The implant is utilized to support the tooth replacement (dental crown) or other restorations. A patient’s smile and function can be restored with dental implants.
WONDERING IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
You are considered a good candidate for dental implants if you have the following:
- One or more missing teeth
- A tooth or teeth that are damaged and un-restorable (cracked, chipped, etc.)
- Healthy gums and teeth
HOW CAN DENTAL IMPLANT PROVIDE ME ALTERNATE SOLUTIONS?
Each patient is treated based on their individual needs preferences. Depending on your dental situation, one of the below implant solutions may be recommended:
SINGLE TOOTH DENTAL IMPLANTS
If only one tooth is missing (or damaged and needs replacement), a single dental implant is recommended if possible. This tooth replacement looks and function like a natural tooth. You can brush, floss and care for it similar to the tooth it replaces.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED BRIDGES
If multiple teeth are missing, a fixed (non-removable) bridge supported by dental implants can offer a strong replacement.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
Implant supported dentures are utilized to replace multiple missing or severely damaged teeth. They offer a more secure replacement compared to traditional dentures due to the improved retention of the dentures.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE IMPLANT PLACEMENT PROCEDURE
Drs. Chen and Ching knows that each patient has unique needs, which is why they individualize a treatment plan to fit your needs. The procedure involves the doctor making an incision in the gums and placing the implant into the jaw bone underneath the gums.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY RECOVERY?
Most of our dental implant patients experience very little discomfort post-operatively. Some may temporarily experience some mild swelling and bruising of the gums and minor bleeding and discomfort.
CALL US TO REJUVENATE YOUR SMILE
Would you like to learn how dental implants can give you back function and a bright smile? Contact us to learn more about dental implant solutions offered at Ching Dental Care, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cynthia Chen or Dr. Chris Ching.