Dental Implants Fresno, CA

Dental Implants Fresno CAWith over two decades of experience, Dr. Michael Long has established himself as a reliable provider of high-quality dental implant restoration to residents of Fresno, California and the surrounding communities.  We specialize in the restoration of dental implants.  With extensive training, Dr. Long provides the proper, safe delivery of dental implants.  He uses continuing education to utilize the most cutting edge techniques and ensure patients receive the highest quality of implant treatment.

If you have one or more teeth missing in either jaw, it is necessary to replace that tooth or teeth. Otherwise, chewing and speaking can weaken your bite and cause significant pain and discomfort. Also, due to missing teeth, your jawbone can shift, causing your facial muscles to sag. This makes you look much older than you are.

A dental implant is a permanent and a great aesthetic solution for tooth replacement.

What are the Phases of Dental Implant Procedure?

Your dental implants are custom-designed to fuse with your jawbone permanently. This treatment is divided into six phases:

dental implant procedure

  • Phase 1 – Based on your dental needs, a personalized treatment plan is created.
  • Phase 2 – The titanium body is placed in the jaw to hold the dental crown in place.
  • Phase 3 – The implant fuses with the jawbone in this phase and the bone heals. This process usually takes about 3 months.
  • Phase 4 – An abutment is attached to the implant.
  • Phase 5 – A master impression of the implant is taken. Using this master impression, the dental lab fabricates a customized tooth which is then attached to the implant post.

Benefits of Dental Implant Surgery

  • They provide firm support and the dentures, single teeth or dental bridges attached to the implants won’t shift or slip. This helps improve your eating and biting functions considerably.
  • They make for a more secure and precise fit as compared to typical dentures or bridges.
  • Dentures supported with implants are more commonly used by people as they provide more comfort.
If you are looking for a permanent, attractive and effective solution for tooth replacement, give us a call on (559) 432-4850 to schedule your first consultation today.

FAQs

A dental implant is a titanium tooth replacement root that provides a firm foundation to facilitate the placement of a permanent tooth.

Dental implants are the best solution for people with one or more missing teeth whether they have lost a tooth due to gum disease, accidental trauma or aging.

Essentially, dental implants are made up of a titanium screw because pure titanium is the most suitable metal for the human body.

When you lose a natural tooth, it not only affects your ability to chew and speak but also impacts your appearance and overall health. Also, if a missing tooth is not replaced with a dental implant procedure it can cause the adjacent teeth to move or crowd which adversely impacts your oral health.

Patients having healthy teeth and gums and adequate bone to support the tooth implant can benefit from a dental implant procedure.

The dental implant procedure is not painful as it is performed under the effect of local sedation which efficiently numbs your mouth. However, most patients are likely to experience some pain and discomfort during the recovery period.

A dental implant is the most reliable and durable solution as compared to other tooth replacement options.It can last for up to 15 years provided the dental implant procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon and the patient follows the tooth implant after-care instructions carefully.

Dental implants are stronger as compared to natural teeth because they are made of titanium which is a strong metal. Also, dental implants are not susceptible to decay and cavities like natural teeth.

In most cases, anyone who is healthy enough to undergo an oral surgery or a tooth extraction is considered to be a good candidate for a tooth implant and have adequate bone.

Dental implants require the same oral care as real teeth like regular brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash. Regular check-ups are also important to prevent dental decay and disease.