Central Valley Dentistry is committed to offering a full range of dentistry services. Whether you’ve had repairs or need a complete replacement, we recommend continual check-ups to assess your gums and bone density to assess the surrounding areas associated with your implant.
Fortunately for our patients, dentures are not the only alternative to tooth replacement. Synthetic structures known as dental implants are placed where the root is normally present, and anchored to the jawbone. The jawbone acts as a base for artificial teeth or permanent bridges. Sometimes, the dentist may use an implant to attach dentures.
However, not everyone may be suited to attach a dental implant. The patient must have good bone density and a strong immune system to let the dental implant take hold.
The good thing about dental implants are that they look and feel like natural teeth, and are made of titanium.
Many patients want to know how much time it takes to get it done. It can take a few visits to complete the process. For the first visit, the dentist will put an anchor into the jawbone and the area should heal for a couple weeks or months. During this time, your tissue will grow around the anchor to secure it firmly in place.
At a follow-up visit, an artificial but realistic looking tooth is attached over the implanted anchor.
Dental implants include full upper, lower, anterior, posterior, and single tooth:
Full upper replacements
Dental implants replace the upper set of teeth. The procedure includes:
- Replacing missing tooth roots with dental implants, where the gum line covers them
- Six months is the healing period that dental implants need in order to take
- The implants are revealed and extensions attached
- The dentist affixes replacement teeth to the dental implants and extensions
For some patients, the full upper replacements might be removed by the dentist.
Full lower replacement
Dental implants replace the lower set of teeth. Most of the time, a full lower replacement uses between four and six dental implants near the front, and a denture uses them as an anchor. This means that denture adhesive may not be required.
In posterior replacement, we use dental implants as a replacement for the molars and bicuspids. In this procedure is the same process as the anterior replacement.
At Central Valley Dentistry, we provide implant restoration services when they’re necessary. Our staff knows the signs of implant problems, and we are committed to checking them each time we see you. During visits after having implants put in, we assess your gums, bone density and any part that’s connected to the implant. These checks are in an effort to keep you healthy and catch any problems with the implants.
When you receive implants, we will guide you on how best to take care of them. This will help you minimize problems and be aware if any present themselves. If you think there is an issue with your current implants, please let us know so we can check them.
At Central Valley Dentistry, we follow our ethical way of doing business when we approach implant restoration. This means that we put your health and well-being first. We always check your implants after we fit them, and we give you the information you need about your oral health and treatments.request an appointment
Missing teeth can be embarrassing and it’s hard to keep your smile once they’re gone. Although there are plenty of ways to address this situation, Central Valley Dentistry would like to discuss with you one of our best services: dental bridges.
These missing teeth can be replaced with this dental service, which are also known as fixed partial dentures. They are bonded to your real teeth or your implants and more effectively than other popular options. They are more permanent than bonding and easier than removing and replacing partial dentures. An implant bridge is an appliance that attach below your gums, or to the bone.
Conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin bridges cannot be removed and cleaned unless done so by a certified dentist. Materials used to make bridges include porcelain, gold alloys, and some other combinations.
If you would like more information on how this differs from other options, or if this is the best option for you, reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!request an appointment
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are considered a conservative method of treating damaged teeth. They are used instead of placing a crown. Some dentists even use inlays and onlays to treat tooth decay. Instead of filling in the tooth, your dentist may use dental inlays and onlays.
Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental lab and then fitted to your tooth. They are then bonded to your tooth.request an appointment
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
It is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free, minimally invasive procedure for correcting fum recession and saving teeth. Through a small hole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding) Patients are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 24-28 hours after treatment.request an appointment