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Dental Implant

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth. Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including:

  • Single Tooth Replacement

  • Anterior Replacement

  • Posterior Replacement

  • Full Upper Replacement

 

If the missing tooth space has no surrounding teeth, the dentist may decide an implant is the most appropriate treatment choice or option.

 

Post Implant Care

Although proper oral hygiene is always recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when a patient has received a dental implant. Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, thus causing gums to swell and jaw bones to gradually recede.

The recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually make it necessary for the implant to be removed. Patients are advised to visit their dentists at least twice a year to ensure the health of their teeth and implants. Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.

Composite Bonding

Bonding is a common solution for:

  • Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth

  • Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth

  • Hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface

 

Often, composite bonding is used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite material, either plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.

Composite bonding has many advantages:

  • It is a quick process, which typically lasts less than one hour.

  • It does not reduce the tooth’s original structure and is relatively inexpensive.

  • Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth.

  • Composite bonds, however, are not as durable and long-lasting as veneers and crowns and may need to be re-touched or replaced in the future.

 

Composite bonds stain more easily and therefore require proper care and regular cleaning. In order to ensure the longest possible duration of the bonding, composites should be brushed and flossed daily. Common staining elements include coffee, tea, tobacco, foods and candy

At Downey Dental Solutions we understand the urgency of your dental implant job. We only work with the best laboratories in California that provide a quick turnaround and top-quality dental implants. Our state of the art techniques ensures a life-lasting dental implant for your dental needs.