If you’re living with missing teeth, you may be experiencing a diminished quality of life and low self-esteem because you can no longer eat the foods you enjoy and you’re too embarrassed to smile. Furthermore, without stimulation from chewing, underlying bone loss can cause a change in your facial appearance. As the only permanent solution for tooth loss, dental implants provide unsurpassed longevity and versatility. They prevent the many problems associated with missing teeth, including shifting of adjacent teeth and bone resorption. Dental implants also reduce the risk of bacteria accumulating on these teeth, thereby helping to thwart decay and gum disease. Our implant dentist Dr. Sien Siao completed advanced training in dental implants including bone regeneration techniques and has placed more than 1,000 dental implants. In the hands of the highly experienced Balfour Dental team, dental implants in Brentwood, CA will give you the ability to eat and speak without any pain while enjoying a beautiful smile and regained confidence!
Once they fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, dental implants offer the strength and versatility to support a single dental crown, partial bridge or full arch dentures. Implant-supported dentures eliminate common issues associated with traditional dentures, such as teeth falling out, clicking, slipping, messy adhesives and removal at night for cleaning. At Balfour Dental, we offer the innovative tooth replacement by TeethXpress and CHROME Guided Smile. This immediate load, dental-implant supported full arch solution streamlines the dental implant process so you don’t have to live another day with missing teeth.
At your personalized dental implant consultation, we’ll discuss your dental and medical history, take digital X-rays and create a customized treatment plan. We’ll also use our CBCT scanner to evaluate your underlying bone structure, nerve pathways and surrounding soft tissues. We use the 3D image produced from the scans to determine if your bone is adequate and also to plan the most optimal sites for dental implants. If you need tooth extraction or bone grafting, sometimes these procedures can be performed at the same time as dental implant surgery. In other cases, we may wait until the sites have healed before your dental implants are placed. We use fully guided techniques to plan and deliver efficient procedures with precision outcomes. In addition to local anesthesia, you can choose nitrous oxide or oral sedation to ensure your ultimate comfort during surgery. We offer immediate load restorations fabricated from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) that you’ll wear during the healing period. The benefits of PMMA include low cost, biocompatibility, ease of fabrication, stability in the oral environment and natural-looking aesthetics. As your mouth heals over the next three or more months, your temporary tooth or teeth will enable you to eat comfortably and enjoy restored smile aesthetics until you’re fitted with the custom-made, zirconia dental implant restoration.
Dental implants are considered the gold standard because they provide numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. Dental implants have a documented success rate of 95–98%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth replacement option. They provide the appearance of natural teeth, restore over 99% of natural biting and chewing power, and trigger cell regeneration to keep the underlying bone healthy. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require healthy teeth to be present to support the restoration. Also, because dental implants are permanently secured in your jawbone and act like artificial tooth roots, you won’t experience any of the issues associated with dentures. While this gold standard solution requires adequate bone, this can be remedied with sophisticated bone grafting techniques, meaning most people that visit our practice are candidates for dental implants in Brentwood, CA.
Dentures need to be replaced every five to seven years, while bridges and crowns generally last five to 15 years on average. High-quality dental implants are permanent and can last 25–30 years or longer. Unsurpassed longevity coupled with dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral health and systemic health make dental implants well worth the higher up-front cost. At Balfour Dental, we’ve seen how dental implants transform our patients’ lives, and we think everyone deserves the amazing benefits provided by this gold standard tooth replacement solution. Although dental implants are expensive and may not always be covered by insurance, we partner with two top-rated third-party financing companies that offer monthly payment amounts to fit most patient’s budgets. We also stand behind our work, with a warranty that covers replacement during the integration period and up to two years after completion of the restoration.
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