The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Every tooth is as important as the next. If you are missing a tooth, even in the back of your mouth where it may not be visible, it can affect the rest of your dentition. A large gap among your teeth can cause shifting of your other teeth and completely change your bite alignment. What’s more, missing teeth can cause your other facial features to collapse, leading to premature aging. Below are different dental implant services we offer.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant procedure is a metal or ceramic device that is inserted into the bone where the root of a missing tooth once resided. After its placement, the implant has an artificial tooth attached to it, allowing for normal function. In terms of restoration, implants come closest to resembling your own natural teeth. They are not only an extremely esthetically pleasing solution, but also help to preserve the bone.

Are Implants Right For Me?

Whether an implant is right for you depends on the placement of the implant, the amount of bone available below the missing tooth, the spacing between adjacent teeth and the design of the restoration that will be placed on the implant. If you are a candidate for dentures or have multiple missing teeth, you may benefit from tooth implant treatment. Our dentists will determine whether the amount of bone available in the jaw will support an implant. Implants can be an exceptional source of anchorage for patients with loose dentures.

Implant Consultation at M Dental Group

Make M Dental Group your final stop when looking for an implant dentist in Orange County. Our professional dentists have performed many implant procedures for patients with missing teeth and patients with dentures. M Dental Group has outstanding technology that sets it apart from other implant dentists in the area. We have the latest ORTHOPHOS XG 3D X-Ray machine which uses minimum radiation and improves implant placement planning through greater diagnostic accuracy.

Cone Beam X-Ray Procedure

Cone beam x-ray technology produces a high resolution, three-dimensional, color image with unprecedented detail.

Single Implant Procedure

When a tooth is missing, a dental implant with a crown is an excellent treatment for replacing it. Placing an implant generally involves several phases.

Implant Immediate Placement Procedure

When a tooth must be extracted, we can sometimes place an implant in the socket immediately after the tooth has been removed. Placing the implant immediately after an extraction generally involves several phases.

Sinus Lift Procedure

If you have lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, you probably have significant bone loss. That’s because when you lose a tooth, the jaw becomes smaller where the tooth was.

Implant Augmentation Procedure

When your jawbone has receded or lost its shape, we can often augment it to replace missing bone and help new bone to grow. Depending on where bone loss has occurred, we’ll select the appropriate procedure, which can include sinus grafts, bone grafts, and ridge preservation.

Implant Bridge Procedure

When several neighboring teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is an excellent treatment for replacing them. Placing an implant-supported bridge generally involves several phases.

Implants Overdenture Upper Procedure

When all the teeth in an arch are missing, an excellent treatment for replacing them is a denture secured with implants. Depending on your situation, the denture may snap onto the implants in your jaw, or it may clip to a bar that’s attached to the implants.

Mini Implant Procedure

If you have loose, uncomfortable dentures, stabilizing them with mini-implants can be an excellent solution. The dentures are held securely in place by narrow implants that have been placed in the jaw.

Alternatives for Implants - Partially Edentulous

We present treatment alternatives to getting implants, their drawbacks, and the consequences of delaying treatment.

Alternatives for Implants - Fully Edentulous

We present treatment alternatives to getting implant secured dentures, their drawbacks, and the consequences of delaying treatment.

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