Dr. Cohen DDS along with his periodontist and oral surgeon colleagues has been restoring dental implants in Mission Viejo California for over 30 years. Dental implants are the state of the art procedure for replacing missing, broken, decayed and infected teeth. A dental implant is also a way to provide a fixed solution to replace removable partial or complete dentures.
Teeth implants are artificial roots (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by an implant dentist. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile.
Dental implants are very strong, stable, durable and will last many years. Dental implants do require regular maintenance and care and, on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear or other factors.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech and digestion.
- Restore or enhance facial tissues.
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
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What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and the teeth to determine bone, gum tissues and spacing available for an implant. Sometimes, Dr. Cohen and his team will determine that a bone graft and possibly guided tissue regeneration will be required prior to implant placement. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself with the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the abutment (post) that will hold the artificial tooth in place.
After several weeks or months of healing the replacement teeth are fabricated to fit the abutment. Depending on the complexity of the case several fitting appointments may be necessary. Once the fitting is complete the final restoration(s) are securely attached to the dental implants, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
Once your treatment is complete Dr. Cohen, (learn more about Dr Cohen) your implant dentist Mission Viejo, will instruct you on proper care of your new dental implant, including: good oral hygiene, eating habits and regular dental visits. Get directions to the Mission Viejo office