Dental Implants – Laguna Niguel, CA

State of the Art Tooth Replacements

Dental implants are considered top of the line compared to other tooth replacements. The treatment is only growing in popularity, with more than 5 million implants being placed each year in the United States. Dr. Anderson highly recommends them to any patient that’s looking for the next best thing to getting their real teeth back. Do you think you could use dental implants from our Laguna Niguel, CA dentist to rebuild your smile? Call us today to schedule your first consultation.

Why Choose Orange County Center for Sedation Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • In-House Dental Implant Surgery
  • Sedation for Relaxing, Stress-Free Procedures
  • Experienced Dentist with Eye for Detail

What are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are, to put it simply, replacement tooth roots. They are made to be placed in the jawbone to act as support for a dental prosthetic, thus giving you highly lifelike new teeth. Unlike other tooth replacements that rest on the gums or natural teeth, dental implants can actually become part of your body after a process called osseointegration, which is when the biocompatible implant and the bone tissue in your jaw fuse together.

The 4 Step Dental Implant Process

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  • The initial consultation is a crucial first step, as it lets us determine whether or not implants can successfully be placed in your mouth. This is the point where we determine the procedures that will be necessary to place implants, including preparatory treatments like bone grafting.
  • The dental implant surgery will be performed in-house. The number of posts you receive will depend on how many teeth need to be replaced.
  • Osseointegration is allowed to take place over the next few months before a small connector piece called an abutment is attached to each implant.
  • A restoration that closely resembles your natural teeth is created and attached on to your dental implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants truly stand out from other tooth replacement solutions because they don’t just offer aesthetic advantages—they also look and feel natural, providing patients with a smile they can truly feel proud to let show. With a wide range of benefits to offer, this cutting-edge treatment can be a life-changing investment for patients facing simple or complex tooth loss. We encourage you to read below to learn just a handful of the benefits that you’ll get when you choose dental implants.

Day-to-Day Benefits

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  • Easier Speaking Abilities. It can be difficult to adjust to speaking with dentures in your mouth, especially if you’ve never had replacement teeth before. With dental implants in Laguna Niguel, you won’t have to worry about shifting or slipping prosthetics that cause you to trip over your words because they’ll be safe and secure in your mouth.
  • Variety in Diet. Dental implants can restore your bite power by up to 80%, meaning you won’t have to avoid foods that are chewy or hard. This allows you to maintain more variety in your diet and receive all of your food groups.
  • Easy Oral Hygiene Maintenance. Your implant-retained prosthetic function like your natural teeth, allowing you to take care of them in the same way. Simply brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your implant dentist in Laguna Niguel for bi-annual checkups and cleanings.
  • Boosted Confidence. Damon Anderson has high standards, and each of the prosthetics he delivers look and feel completely natural, so you can smile with confidence.

Health Benefits

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  • Jawbone & Facial Shape Preservation. The dental implants that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone replace the missing root structure of your teeth, preserving the bone’s density by providing it with necessary blood flow and stimulation. This also allows you to maintain your natural facial shape.
  • Improved Overall Health. Oral health has been linked to cardiovascular, respiratory, and cognitive wellness, which means a smile that’s in great shape can lend to your overall wellbeing.

Long-Term Benefits

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Dental implants in Laguna Niguel may have a higher up-front cost, but they also have the ability to last up to four times longer than traditional restorations, making them the best long-term investment. With a lifespan of 35 or more years with the proper maintenance, you can continue enjoying your natural-looking and feeling grin for countless years to come without having to worry about frequent trips to your dentist along the way.

Who Dental Implants Can Help?

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Dental implants are an option for many different tooth replacement situations, and most adults with healthy mouths are considered viable candidates. We do need to confirm that you do not have gum disease, bone loss, or other oral health issues that could interfere with implant placement, but even if you do, there are often ways to address such problems so that implant surgery can eventually be performed. The following are examples of cases where dental implants can be used.

Missing Single Tooth

After losing a single tooth in an accident (or having it extracted due to severe infection or damage), you can have the gap filled with a dental implant post and a crown. Our EMAX and zirconia crowns mimic the color and light-reflecting properties of real teeth so well, most people won’t be able to tell the implant restoration apart from your real teeth.

Missing Multiple Teeth

When placing dental implants, we prefer to use as few as possible to replace as many teeth as possible. A single dental bridge, for example, can be combined with just two dental implants to replace 3 to 5 teeth at once. A conservative number of implants can also be used to support partial dentures.

Missing All Teeth

Are you tired of constantly worrying about your dentures moving when you’re trying to talk or when you laugh too hard? Four to six implants can be used to permanently anchor your dentures in place. Some implant dentures can be designed to snap on and off the posts so that you can clean underneath them.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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When you visit our dental office for a dental implant consultation, we’ll discuss how different factors like the number of posts needed and the type of preparatory procedures required can change the price. We’ll make sure that you fully understand how much you can expect to end up paying before we schedule any follow up appointments. Dental implants can be highly cost effective despite their generally higher price point thanks to their long lifespan; you don’t need to replace them nearly as often as other restorations.