Dental implants are replacements for the root of a missing tooth and provide a foundation for dental prostheses, such as dentures, bridges, or crowns. People who have lost several teeth find it difficult to continue with normal oral functionality. In fact, eating, chewing, or speaking becomes more difficult with missing teeth.
Dental implants allow you to regain oral strength and help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence. The implants are titanium posts placed into the jawbone under the missing teeth. These small titanium posts bond firmly with the bone, providing support for artificial teeth. Dental implants also prevent bone deterioration and facial structure shrinkage.
If you believe dental implants are for you, contact us now to book a consultation with our dental experts!
During your consultation visit at Kane and Kerper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Oxnard, we will perform a thorough dental examination and request your medical and dental history. The comfort and needs of our patients are our top priority; therefore, we ensure that we consider your choices and specific needs. We take the time to educate our clients and respond to queries in detail.
Based on your oral health, our dentists in Oxnard will recommend the right course of action, while our team will work closely with you to explain the procedure and its benefits for you. If you experience any pain or discomfort during a dental procedure, inform us right away.
Dental implants replace the root of the tooth. These metal anchors are placed into your jawbone through surgery. Tiny titanium posts are then connected to the implants to support the artificial replacement teeth.
In most cases, dental implants require two surgical procedures. In the first visit, dental implants are inserted inside your jawbone. After surgery, your implants will slowly bond with the jaw bond over the course of three to six months. During this time, you will be able to eat soft food with the help of your temporary dentures. We take this time to carefully construct the highest quality bridgework to restore your oral functionality permanently.
Once the implants have firmly bonded with your jawbone, we will schedule the second phase of the surgery. During the second phase, the surgeon will cover the implants with a healing collar, and an impression of your teeth will be taken to design the new teeth.
Attachments or dental posts will also be connected to the implants, with artificial replacement teeth covering the posts.
The dental implant procedure is completed over six to eight months. During this time, we ensure that our patients are able to carry out everyday activities with comfort and ease. Dental implants do not disrupt regular functionality in any way. If you experience any discomfort during this time, contact us immediately.
Let us help you rediscover confidence and the comfort to speak, eat and laugh with joy!
Contact Kane and Kerper dentists in Oxnard today to book your appointment for dental implants!