Dental Implants in Glendora & Implant-Supported Restorations
A full, healthy smile is essential for optimal oral health and greater well-being. The loss of even one tooth can significantly impact your happiness, comfort, and more. At the dental practice of Anna Lee, D.D.S., we provide comprehensive treatment to replace missing teeth with dental implant restorations and related services.
Dr. Anna Lee and our team are committed to helping you achieve optimal dental health and enhanced quality of life once more. While our dentist does not place implants herself, she works closely with trusted specialists in our area who can perform this procedure with precision. Dr. Lee regularly collaborates with oral surgeons and periodontists to ensure all needs are met, no matter how complex.
Our team does everything we can to help you qualify for dental implants in Glendora. We find it rewarding to help rebuild your smile like new with our selection of top-quality restorations. Dr. Anna Lee proudly serves individuals across Glendora and its surrounding communities. Contact our practice to schedule your consultation today!
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What are Dental Implants & How Do They Work?
Dental implants are posts made of titanium, a strong, light weight metal that is well accepted by the body. Dental implants serve as tooth roots, providing a durable solution to tooth loss. They are the only tooth replacement option that becomes a permanent part of your jaw. A completed dental implant restoration includes three parts: the post, the abutment, and the crown restoration.
The implant posts are surgically placed into the jawbone. It takes several months for the posts to fuse naturally with the jawbone. This process is called osseointegration, and it is an essential step in the tooth replacement process. Once osseointegration is complete, the implant forms a secure and long-lasting foundation for your new restoration.
Exceptional Implant-Supported Restorations in Glendora
Implant restorations are artificial teeth supported by dental implants. Implant restorations provide long-lasting security. Dr. Lee and our team proudly offer implant restorations of the highest quality.
Each of the dental restorations options below are designed with beautiful and durable materials to withstand years of use and blend seamlessly within your smile. They include:
- Crowns for single tooth replacement
- Bridges for replacing several teeth missing in a row
- Partial dentures for multiple teeth replacement
- Full dentures to restore an entire smile of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaws, or both
Which Implant-Supported Restoration is Right for Me?
Our dental implant-supported restorations are ideal for replacing a single tooth or all teeth missing in your smile. Dr. Lee and our team work closely with you to determine the best option for your unique needs. Deciding factors often include how many teeth need replacing, their location, and the current condition of your gums and any surrounding teeth.
How Can I Qualify for Dental Implants?
If you are over eighteen and in good oral and general health, implants may be right for you. It is important to understand that successful treatment requires proper jawbone density and healthy gums. Dr. Lee collaborates with the specialists to assess bone, teeth and gum health prior to dental implant treatment.
The Dental Implant Process, Explained
Rebuilding your smile with dental implants in Glendora is a multi-step process. Because treatment is highly personalized to meet your needs, it requires thorough planning. We apply a team approach, working together with the specialists to ensure complete patient success. Below are the standard stages you can likely expect for your treatment.
Consultation - Dr. Lee begins with a detailed consultation, discussing your needs, concerns, and goals to determine if implants are the best option for you. Consultations also involve a thorough exam, checking your overall oral health. Our dentist and team take time to analyze your medical and dental health history. We use modern technology, such as digital x-rays, to gain precise images of your teeth, gums, and jawbone.
Treatment Planning - If dental implants are right for you, our dentist will work closely with an oral surgeon or periodontist to plan your treatment. If you require a bone graft, sinus lift, or extraction, our team will schedule it with the right specialist at a day and time that works best. We take time to explain your options, make honest recommendations, and craft a plan entirely personalized to you.
Implant Placement - If you’ve undergone a preliminary procedure, your implant placement will be performed once we ensure successful healing. At a separate appointment, a periodontist or oral surgeon inserts each implant post into the jawbone with precision and skill. The procedure length depends on the number of implants needed and placement location.
Osseointegration & Healing - You need time to rest after surgery. The process of osseointegration takes time. The healing process takes anywhere from six to eight months before the implant is completely integrated into the bone.
Restoration Placement - Once healed, Dr. Lee invites you back to our Glendora office to place your new restoration. Our dentist attaches your implant crown, bridge, or denture carefully. She ensures a comfortable fit, adjusting as necessary.
Dr. Lee is here for you 100%, every step of the way. She is in constant communication with you throughout the treatment process, to ensure that you feel better, heal faster, and stay comfortable.
Revive Your Smile Completely, Today!
Dr. Anna Lee and our team are here to restore your smile from beginning to end with dental implants in Glendora. You can trust us to help you achieve a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile once more! We proudly assist all individuals with dental implant restorations in Glendora and our surrounding communities. Contact us today to get started!
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