In Moreno Valley, CA
Our team at Smile Dental is here to help you smile with confidence again. Take our 2-minute quiz to see if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment!
Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, restoring your smile and boosting your self-esteem. Say goodbye to feeling self-conscious about missing teeth and hello to a confident, radiant smile!
By filling the gaps left by missing teeth, dental implants prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position. This ensures the alignment of your bite remains intact, improving overall oral health and reducing the risk of further dental problems.
Unlike traditional dentures that can slip or cause discomfort while eating or speaking, dental implants provide a stable and secure foundation. You can enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions and speak clearly and confidently, just as you would with natural teeth.
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, which may require replacement or adjustments over time, dental implants offer a permanent solution that stands the test of time.
During your first visit, our implant specialist will evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals, and create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
In the next stage, the dental implant posts are carefully placed into your jawbone using a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The posts will serve as the foundation for your new teeth.
Over the next few months, the implants will fuse with the jawbone through a natural process called osseointegration. This ensures a secure and stable base for your new teeth.
Once the implants have integrated successfully, abutments—small connectors—are attached to the implants. These abutments will serve as the attachment points for your custom-made dental restorations.
Our skilled dental technicians will create personalized dental crowns, bridges, or dentures that match your natural teeth in shape, size, and color. These restorations will be securely attached to the abutments, completing your beautiful new smile.
Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and long-term success. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings will also be scheduled to monitor your oral health and maintain the longevity of your dental implants.
Yes, dental implants can be a safe and effective option for older adults who are in good overall health. Age alone is not a determining factor for implant candidacy. Our dental implant specialists will assess your oral health, bone density, and medical history to ensure the procedure is suitable for you.
Absolutely! Dental implants provide a stable and secure foundation for your dental restorations, allowing you to eat a wide variety of foods with confidence. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants do not have dietary restrictions, and you can enjoy your favorite foods without worry.
Dental implants have a high success rate, but like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks. These can include infection, implant failure, nerve damage, or sinus problems in the upper jaw. However, these risks are rare and can be minimized by choosing an experienced dental implant specialist, adhering to proper aftercare instructions, and maintaining good oral hygiene.
Yes, dental implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Depending on the extent of tooth loss, different implant-supported solutions like dental bridges or full arch restorations can be customized to meet your needs. All-on-4 implants and Teeth In A Day are examples of techniques used to replace a full arch of missing teeth with a minimal number of implants.
The cost of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants needed, the complexity of the case, and any additional procedures required. While dental implants may have a higher upfront cost compared to other tooth replacement options, they are a long-term investment in your oral health and overall well-being. Our team at Smile Dental will provide you with a detailed treatment plan and discuss the associated costs during your consultation.
The duration of the dental implant process can vary depending on individual factors. In most cases, the entire process, from implant placement to the final restoration, can take several months. This timeline allows for the healing and osseointegration (fusion of the implant with the jawbone) to occur. However, in some cases, immediate implant placement and temporary restorations can be provided, allowing you to leave our office with a functioning smile on the same day.
In general, dental implants are a suitable option for most adults who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, or other dental issues. However, certain factors such as overall health, jawbone density, and gum health may need to be evaluated to determine your eligibility for the procedure. Our dental implant specialists will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your individual case during the initial consultation.
Dental implants are designed to look and feel just like natural teeth. Our skilled dental professionals take great care to ensure that the shape, size, and color of the dental restorations match your natural teeth, creating a seamless and natural appearance. Most people won't be able to tell the difference between your dental implants and your natural teeth.
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits like smoking can contribute to the long-term success and durability of your dental implants.
No, the dental implant procedure itself is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring a painless experience. After the procedure, some mild discomfort or swelling may occur, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Our team will provide detailed post-operative instructions to help you manage any discomfort during the healing process.