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Posts for: May, 2020

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
May 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Do you want to know more about what it’s like to get a dental implant?

Dealing with tooth loss? Want to find out more about getting dental implants before turning to our Newport Beach, CA, dentist Dr. Timothy Bui for treatment? Dentists hear a lot of the same questions when it comes to the treatments they offer, and dental implants are no different. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about dental implants,

How does a dental implant work?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium that is placed into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth roots. Once the implant is placed within the jawbone, the bone and tissue will heal around the implant over the course of 3-6 months. This fusion is known as osseointegration and this is what makes implant a successful long-term tooth replacement option.

From there, an abutment is attached to the top of the implant to connect the metal post with the false tooth. Finally, the crown is cemented into place over the abutment.

How long does surgery take to place an implant?

There are a few factors that will determine the length of your surgery such as the number of implants you’re getting and where they are being placed; however, we can typically place a single implant is about 30 minutes. The dental implant placement surgery is minor and performed right here in our office under local anesthesia.

What is the success rate of a dental implant?

The success rate for dental implants is up to 98 percent. If you properly care for your implant this restoration could last you the rest of your life.

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

There are several factors that can affect the length of your treatment. Before we can move forward and place the abutment, we will first need to make sure that the implant and bone has fully integrated. We can do that by taking x-rays to check for osseointegration. It usually takes anywhere from 9 months to one year to get a single implant.

Can I replace all of my teeth with dental implants?

Absolutely! No matter whether you need to replace one, two, several, or even all of your teeth there is a way to replace all teeth with dental implants. As long as you are an ideal candidate, implants can be used to secure in place a single dental crown or a complete set of dentures. We may even be able to attach your current dentures to your implants.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Most healthy adults are ideal candidates for dental implants. Your health, hygiene, age, and lifestyle will all play factors into your candidacy, which we can go over with you in more detail during your consultation.

Are you an adult living in Newport Beach or Garden Grove, CA, that is interested in getting dental implants? If so, the next step is to find out if you are an ideal candidate by scheduling a consultation. Call our dental team in Newport Beach at (949) 675-7750 or our dental team in Garden Grove at (714) 537-0550 to learn more.