Dental Implants and Restorations
Your smile is one of your most important assets, but it may not last forever. Teeth become susceptible to plaque and decay as we get older. For those older patients who are not able to keep up with proper oral hygiene, one or more of your teeth may fall out.
When you lose one or more teeth, you have several options to consider. One of the most popular restorative options is dental implants, a process that uses small titanium posts that mimic the tooth root and provide the stability and function of natural teeth. If you are looking for a dental practice that can place the dental implant and provide the restoration as well, contact James Lai Dentistry in Corona today!
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
When receiving dental implants, the first step is for Dr. James Lai to determine whether you are healthy enough candidate for the procedure. We start by examining the place where your teeth are missing and evaluating whether implants will fit.
It’s also important to determine whether your jawbone is strong enough to receive dental implants. If necessary, Dr. Lai can perform bone grafting before installing implants. After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Lai can walk you through the next steps of the implant process.
How Does the Implant Process Work?
Dr. Lai both places and restores dental implants, which means that you can receive treatment under one roof from start to finish. Once we place the implants, a healing process will commence for several months while the tissues integrate with the titanium implant to fuse properly.
Once your implants have healed, Dr. Lai will add an abutment and create a custom porcelain crown to secure to the top of your implant. The restoration will match the shape and color of your existing teeth so that you end up with a streamlined, attractive smile.
Are There Other Options Besides Implants?
Dental implants are not right for everyone, which is why it’s important to receive an examination before moving forward with your treatment. Dr. Lai will educate you on the options you have available, which may include full and partial dentures or a dental bridge.
Along with implant alternatives, some modifications can be made to your dental implant procedure to ensure we meet your desired outcome. Dr. Lai also offers mini dental implants and implant-supported dentures for those who are missing several teeth.
To make sure you’re getting the best result for dentition and quality of life, Dr. Lai uses 3D imaging to precisely determine the placement of your implants. Together, you and Dr. Lai can create a smile that lasts a lifetime.
Call Today to Get Started!
If you would like more information about dental implants and restorations, or to see whether implants are right for you, contact James Lai Dentistry in Corona to schedule an appointment!