Sunshine Dental, Inc
Phillip Chien, DDS
Dentist located in Temecula, CA
If you’ve lost one or multiple teeth as the result of an illness, tooth decay, or traumatic injury, you might think dentures are your only replacement option. However, that’s far from the case. Dental implants provide a stronger and more permanent solution with an array of benefits, including comfort and hassle-free care. At Sunshine Dental, Inc, Phillip Chien, DDS, and the expert team regularly restore men and women’s smiles with dental implants. To find out more, call the Temecula, California, office today or schedule an appointment online.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are surgically implanted synthetic tooth roots that fuse to your jawbone. An artificial tooth, or pontic, is then attached to the root, mimicking the appearance of your natural teeth. Over time, implants fuse with your jaw bone, holding them firmly in place.
Dental implants can restore one tooth or all of your teeth, or they can help in the installation of dental bridges and dentures.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
When it comes to restoring your smile, dental implants provide the sturdiest and longest lasting option. Dental implants can also:
- Improve your facial appearance
- Preserve your jaw bone
- Make it easier for you to eat and speak
Dental implants are stronger than your natural teeth. If you take good care of them they can even last a lifetime.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Caring for your dental implants is easy. Brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth, and visit Sunshine Dental, Inc every six months for a professional exam and cleaning.
What implant dentistry services do you offer?
The team at Sunshine Dental, Inc is proud to offer patients access to a wide variety of implant dentistry services including:
Sinus lift augmentation
If you’ve lost your upper back teeth, you may not qualify for dental implants until you’ve undergone a sinus lift augmentation. This surgical procedure restores your sinus cavity to its original size, replacing any bone that’s lost due to chronic infection.
Sinus lift augmentation involves a bone graft; before installing your implants, the team waits between 9-12 months for your mouth to heal.
Autogenous bone grafting
Autogenous bone grafting is recommended for patients who don’t have enough bone to support dental implants. This process involves your dentist taking bone from another part of your mouth and grafting it to the deficient area.
Implant site development
Following a tooth extraction, your jaw bone may be negatively affected. If you want to get dental implants in the future, your dentist can perform bone grafting at the time of your extraction, a process that prepares your mouth for implants later on.
Computer enhanced treatment planning
At Sunshine Dental, Inc, the staff has special CT scan software that can provide three-dimensional scans of your implants, bone grafts, and the healing process as a whole.
This information is then shared with your restorative dentist, helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Your dental implants are just like your permanent teeth in that they require regular maintenance. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist every six months will help your dental implants last for years to come.
Getting dental implants takes some time, but the rewards are worth it. If you’re interested in seeing whether or not you qualify, call the office or use online booking to make an appointment today.