Dental Implants - Covina
Replace Missing Teeth
Is your smile not complete? Tooth loss can negatively affect more than your oral health over time – it can lead to damaged self-confidence, a weaker bite, and even a lesser quality of life. At Covina Family Dental, Dr. Tran wants to help patients regain strong, reliable teeth as soon as possible, and dental implants are the best method in today’s world for accomplishing this goal seamlessly. If you’d like to explore implants in further detail, keep reading below or contact us today in Covina, CA for an initial consultation.
Why are Dental Implants the Right Choice for Tooth Replacement?
Your natural tooth has two distinct and important parts. Everyone knows the white crown, which is what you see in a person’s smile, but there’s something else hidden beneath the jawbone: the root. A tooth’s root anchors it in position and stimulates the tissue around it. More traditional tooth replacement services like dentures and bridges don’t bother with recreating the root because it doesn’t contribute to aesthetics, but without it, the jawbone will deteriorate over time, and the patient’s overall oral health will suffer as well.
Dental implants are so successful because they stand alone in recreating the tooth’s entire natural structure. The implant itself works as the tooth’s new “root,” which is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Dr. Tran can then create the ideal restoration (such as a crown, bridge, or denture) to attach over the placed implant(s) and recreate the tooth’s original crown(s). The results will be incredibly lifelike from every angle and built to last for decades at a time or even the rest of the patient’s life.
What Dental Implant Restorations Do You Offer?
- Implant-Retained Dental Crowns – A new crown will be recommended if the patient has one or very few missing teeth/implants that require restoration. The crown will be crafted from high-quality porcelain materials for natural aesthetics, and its placement will not threaten the health of surrounding teeth.
- Implant-Retained Dental Bridges – If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, pairing two implants with a custom-made dental bridge may be the most effective reconstructive method. The implants will be placed on either side of the gap as “anchors” that hold your new bridge sturdily in place.
- Implant-Retained Dentures – Implant-retained dentures are a cost-effective way to replenish several “teeth” at once. Dr. Tran will be able to connect the prosthetic to a small number of placed implants, and it can be fixed (permanent) or removable in nature, depending on the patient’s preferences.
- All-on-4 – Like the name implies, All-on-4 dentures are designed to attach over just four strategically placed implants, recreating an entire arch of teeth at once.