Your teeth are connected to your jawbone by a root that anchors it into place. When your tooth is extracted or lost and unable to repair, the root structure is also removed. Dental implants serve the same purpose as the root and connect your tooth to the jawbone. At our practice in the Monrovia area, we create and place the restorations that attach to the dental implants to get as close as possible to the function and appearance of your natural teeth.
Losing or removing teeth is required when trauma or infection causes the tooth to become painful. To accommodate different situations, a dental implant can be:
At our office, we perform tooth extractions to prepare you for your new dental implants and:
The entire procedure usually takes four to six months because your dental implant will need to attach to the bone and heal completely before the permanent restorations can be placed.
Some Monrovia patients are reluctant to try dental implants because the procedure is more invasive than a dental bridge. However, dental implants have several advantages including:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Q will perform digital imaging and an oral exam to formulate a plan to restore the aesthetics and function of your natural teeth.
The process of creating your restorations is the same as for a crown. Dr. Q will take an impression of your tooth or teeth to fit into the space left by your missing tooth. The impression for your crown will be taken during your initial visit and only takes five to ten minutes to get an exact replica of your natural tooth. It will take a few weeks to fabricate a crown, but in the meantime you will have a temporary crown placed onto the abutment of your dental implant. Once the permanent crown is ready, you’ll come in to switch out the temporary one.
Our practice avoids any using anything but noble metal (gold) to secure crowns. Dental implants are usually made of zirconia, which is a strong material proven to be very effective in fabricating a crown that blends with the size, and shade of your natural teeth.
Our dental practice in the Monrovia area offers general procedures such as fillings and crowns as well as more complex treatments such as root canal and oral surgery. We have trusted partnerships with other dental professionals if you need any procedure that we do not perform at our office. Our entire staff is engaged in the community, volunteering with several non-profits to contribute back to the community. Dr. Q and her entire staff are dedicated to not only providing beautiful and healthy smiles for her Monrovia patients, but also creating a much better community in which to live.
Have a question about dental implants? Ready to schedule your initial appointment? Contact our office in the Monrovia area at (626) 599-9819!