Missing teeth can cause a variety of problems, from cosmetic issues, to lack of chewing ability, and even bone loss. The space created by missing teeth can even cause other teeth to shift out of place, and can make it difficult for people to speak or eat correctly. At Beach City Dental we are sensitive to the hardship a missing tooth can create. We provide dental implants so that our patients can regain their self-confidence, improve their health, and approach life boldly.
Installing implants is a complex procedure and patients throughout the 92647 area trust us to replace their missing teeth due to the stellar reputation of our Doctors. Dr. Thomas Brislin, a board certified oral surgeon specializes in treating gum disease, correcting tooth recession and placing dental implants. In fact Dr. Brislin has placed THOUSANDS of dental implants and has trained hundreds of doctors from all over the world in proper dental implant placement. Dr. Brislin is a sought after lecturer and we are honored to have him as a member of our team at Beach City Dental. We know that there are multiple dental providers to choose from so Dr. Baker, Dr. Brislin and the staff at Beach City Dental are constantly looking for ways to improve the overall experience of our patients. Our office is conveniently located in Huntington Beach and we treat patients throughout California, offering them the opportunity to restore missing teeth in a way that looks natural and beautiful.
Facts from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (aaid.com)
- More than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws
- 15 million people in the U.S. have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth
- 3 million have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year
- 10% of all US dentists place implants but that is increasing
- The success rate of implants has been reported in scientific literature as 98%
- Implants performed by US dentists 5,505,720 (2006)
- Implants performed by US general dentists 3,103,930 (2006)
- The dental prosthetic market in the U.S is projected to reach $5 billion by 2018
Questions to Ask When Selecting an Implant Dentist
- What treatment options do you use to restore missing teeth?
- How many implant procedures have you performed?
- What’s your success rate?
- What’s your education and training in implant treatment?
- Which technique* and type of replacement teeth or appliance do you recommend for me, and why?
- What steps are involved in the process and where and by whom are they performed?
- What should I expect throughout the process in terms of pain, recovery time, eating, etc.?
- Will I have teeth throughout the process?
- What type of anesthesia do you use?
- What are the risks of the treatment option you’re recommending?
- What are the benefits?
- Can you share before-and-after pictures of other patients you have treated?
The Process of Installing Implants
If one or more of your teeth have fallen out, you may qualify for dental implants as a way to permanently replace the missing teeth. In order to find out, schedule an appointment with our Huntington Beach dentist office by calling (714) 898-2517. Dr. Henriod or Dr. Bergman will examine your mouth and jawbone to determine if the procedure is right for you. Luckily, due to advancements in technology most people are candidates for Dental Implants… So call today!
Before dental implant placement you will be sent to an imaging center where you will receive a CT Scan, the doctors use this scan to look at the bone where the implant will be placed. Many patients require bone grafting before the implant is placed. When you are ready for your implant placement the staff at Beach City Dental will take an impression of your mouth so that the new teeth can be created in a dental lab. Each tooth will be made to match the size and shape of the surrounding teeth along with having a perfect color match. This way your smile will appear completely natural once done. Patients throughout CA are delighted with the results since no one can tell the difference between which teeth are real and which ones are synthetic.
Teeth restored with implants can’t get cavities! A replacement tooth, or crown, doesn’t decay like a natural tooth, but you still must brush, floss and care for it and your surrounding natural teeth and gums in the same manner as natural teeth. Regular professional cleanings and dental check-ups also are essential.
Huntington Beach Dental Prosthetics
The next step in the procedure is to have a metal post implanted under the gum line. This aspect of the procedure is what sets an implant apart from other forms of cosmetic dentistry and Dr. Henriod and Dr. Bergman are true experts at performing the procedure. The metal post is secured to the jawbone in order to create a durable, synthetic root system that rivals the strength of natural roots with one exception – metal can’t become infected. Over the course of a couple of months, the implant and jawbone will fuse together. This creates a level of durability that cannot be replicated in any other type of procedure.
Afterwards, The team at Beach City Dental will secure the new tooth (crown) to the implant at the surface of the gums. The new tooth is attached so securely, that patients can eat their favorite foods, maintain an active lifestyle, play sports, and more, without fear of their tooth becoming loose or falling out. Patients throughout CA enjoy the benefits that come from never having to worry about their tooth again.
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Patients all over Southern California and Huntington Beach, trust Dr. Henriod, Dr. Bergman and the staff at Beach City Dental to provide dental implants in a way that is comfortable and functional. With any type of surgical procedure, it is important to visit an expert and by doing so you will reduce your risk of complications or the implants not functioning properly. Dr. Henriod and Dr. Bergman take the time to make sure that every aspect of the procedure is completed correctly – the first time.
Caring for Dental Prosthetics and Implants
Once implants have been installed, they are extremely easy to care for. We hear from patients throughout Huntington Beach with questions that range from “Do implants come out” and “How do I brush my teeth”. The answer is fairly simple. Since dental prosthetics are installed by creating a synthetic root system, they are durable and secure and will not fall out or become loose. This means you can go play basketball, run in a 10k, and wrestle with your kids – without worrying about your tooth coming out.
In order to care for your implants, we advise patients throughout California to brush and floss their teeth throughout the day like they normally would. Additionally, it is important to schedule dental exams and cleanings at Beach City Dental at least twice a year. The staff at Beach City Dental will help to clean your teeth and ensure that they stay healthy. This step is incredibly important because while dental prosthetics cannot become infected themselves, the teeth around them can. If, in the future, you suffer from a severe case of gum disease or a dental abscess, the infection can spread into your jawbone. This puts your implants in jeopardy because in order to stay secure, the jawbone must be in good health. If it becomes infected, your dental prosthetics and all of your teeth will be in jeopardy.
If you currently have implants and your teeth start to hurt, call (714) 898-2517 to schedule an appointment immediately. This way we can identify any infection and treat it before it can spread into the jawbone. As long as you follow these simple preventative care steps, your implants and natural teeth should remain in good health.