What Are Dental Implants?
Whether this is the first time you’re hearing about dental implants or you’re looking more into this tooth restoration treatment, you’ve come to the right place. Dental implants are a remarkable treatment that not only restores your complete smile, but can also help your jawbone to heal from the damages of tooth loss.
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to enjoy life the way you want to; confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, kissing and enjoying all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth.
Dental implants are medical fixtures meant to replace the root of a tooth. These fixtures are used by people that only have one or two missing teeth, but can also be implemented in conjunction with dental bridges to replace entire rows of teeth (the All-On-4® treatment uses this technique).
A dental implant is typically made out of titanium to ensure that they are durable and long lasting. Titanium is particularly well-suited for dental implants because it is lightweight, strong, and biocompatible. In fact, dental implants aren’t just merely accepted by the body; they actually fuse with the bone entirely in a process called osseointegration. Patients that do no have a large enough jaw bone can receive subperiosteal implants, or implants inserted within the gums, directly above the jaw.
An implant is like an artificial tooth root, similar in shape to a screw. When a dental implant is placed in your jawbone, it bonds with your natural bone. It become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns.
The connector, also known as an abutment, is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crown. The crown is custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth.
Dental implants have been placed successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest instruments available to support replacement teeth. They allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally. Dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.
Dr. Sanchez has extensive training in the placement of dental implants. He is a Fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Global Dental Implant Academy. Dr. Sanchez has advanced training in anesthesia and intravenous sedation and is a member of of the American Academy of Pain Management, American Society for Advancement of Dental Anesthesia and California Dental Society of Anesthesiology. You can feel comfortable knowing you can sleep while getting implants placed by a highly experienced dental implant dentist in Tehachapi.
Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi is leading dental provider serving Kern County and the surrounding areas. Patients travel from Lancaster, Palmdale, Bakersfield, Lamont, Arvin, Caliente, Boron, Rosamond, Mojave, California City, Golden Hills, Bear Valley Springs, Lake Isabella, Stallion Springs, Edwards Airforce Base because of his unrivalled expertise. He has successfully provided oral treatments to patients for over 43 years!