Have you been told your teeth are “hopeless” or “bad”? Do you have missing teeth due to injuries or decay? At Premier Dental Care, we help patients with complex dental problems, including permanent tooth loss, restore the full function of their smiles.
We are proud to be a local dental implant resource for patients missing one or more teeth. Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in placing all types of dental implants to ensure that patients enjoy stable, comfortable, and lasting outcomes. Working with patients individually, we can create fully functional and brilliant results.
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing lost teeth. Implants consist of titanium posts, abutments, and dental restorations. We welcome you to discover more about restorative care and treatment with dental implants in our Palmdale, CA, dental office.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants require oral surgery. We take detailed 3-D digital dental scans to plan the placement of implant-secured restorations. CBCT scans show the teeth, gums, jaw bone, and airways. Taking a comprehensive approach to treatment planning ensures implant success.
During implant treatment, we utilize IV or intravenous sedation. We work with an anesthesiologist to ensure that patients feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Many patients may fall asleep or remain conscious but will not remember their treatment.
We place the implant posts in the jawbone beneath the gum tissue. Then, the implants fully integrate with the jaw bone during a process called osseointegration. It can take three to six months for implants to heal. Finally, we place a connecting abutment and restoration.
Dental implants can secure:
- Dental Crowns: A single dental implant replaces a lost tooth at the root. We ensure that the implant blends in with the smile by using a custom dental crown. Crowns are made from natural-looking, durable materials.
- Dental Bridges: A bridge closes the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges use the support of natural, crown-capped teeth on either side of a tooth gap. However, implant-secured dental bridges offer longer-lasting results.
- Dentures: A denture can replace rows or arches of lost teeth. Partial dentures can replace multiple rows of missing teeth in different parts of the mouth. All-On-X dentures use two or more dental implants to restore full arches of missing teeth.
Dental Implant Requirements in Palmdale, CA
Our team will thoroughly examine your gums, teeth, and jaw before implant treatment. In addition, we will examine your medical and dental history to determine your candidacy. We also ask that patients refrain from smoking or using tobacco products, as nicotine slows the implant healing process.
One of the most important things to consider before implant treatment is if the patient has enough healthy bone to support the implant posts. The implant posts must properly integrate with the jawbone during implant treatment to create a stable foundation for dental restorations.
We recommend bone grafting or sinus augmentation if patients have bone deficiencies. We perform these procedures before implant treatment.
Why Choose Premier Dental Care for Implants?
Dr. Naguib has completed advanced training in implant dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Our dental care team works with patients who may have been turned away by other local providers. We create personalized treatment plans for anyone needing a full mouth reconstruction or replacing one, several, or all of their teeth.
If you have experienced extensive decay and tooth loss, we can provide treatment to ensure that you are healthy enough for implant treatment. We also provide grafting services and offer second opinions on treatments if our patients are unsure about their options.
Personalizing implant treatment is important because every patient has different needs. Bone grafting, sinus augmentation, and implant treatment take time, but the lasting results are worth the time. We work with patients to ensure their candidacy for treatment so they can ultimately benefit from a more functional, comfortable, and healthy smile.
Download our brochure to discover more about your options if you have lost one or more permanent teeth:
DENTAL IMPLANT FAQS
Do I need special care to maintain my dental implant?
No, you do not need special care to keep your dental implants in good condition. You do not need to buy special creams or products as you would with dentures.
Manufacturers design dental implants to last a lifetime as long as you keep up with your bi-yearly dentist visits and keep a healthy and excellent oral care routine.
Can I remove or replace my dental implants?
Although dental implants are a permanent dental restoration, your dentist can remove your dental implant in an emergency or other unique situations. You will not be able to and should not remove your dental implant at home.
Can I whiten my dental implants? Unlike many prosthetic dental repairs, a dentist can not whiten dental implants with normal teeth whitening treatments. Although, on the plus side, they do not stain easily. The crowns of dental implants are porcelain.
Porcelain is a highly stain-resistant material. You would have to have your implant for a very long time to see any staining on the prosthetic.
Does plaque build up on dental implants?
Yes, plaque can build up on dental implants. If a dentist does not treat this, the plaque can harden to form tartar. As a result, the tarter can eat away at the surrounding gum and bone tissues. Plaque accumulation can also lead to gum inflammation. Overall, it is important to properly maintain dental implants by regularly cleaning them.
Will I need time off work after a dental implant procedure?
Most people take one to two days off work to recover after a dental implant procedure. If your oral surgeon used sedation, this will definitely be the case. However, if you need bone grafts, your recovery phase could take longer. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions and practice good oral hygiene during your recovery process.
Can I get dental implants while pregnant?
Most dentists and oral surgeons advise postponing a dental implant procedure until after pregnancy. The potential risks associated with anesthesia, medications, and X-rays are too great. However, if you urgently need a tooth implant during pregnancy, dentists usually consider the second trimester the safest time.
Schedule an Implant Consultation
Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of dental implants or explore your treatment options for tooth replacement? We also provide second opinions for dental treatment plans.
Please call our Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or our Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565.
You may also request a dental consultation online if you have missing teeth and require dental implant treatment.