Sacramento Implant Dentistry – Dental Implants Sacramento, CA 95818
Are you missing a tooth? Do you hesitate to smile? Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Sacramento dental implants specialist, Dr. Benitez is qualified to place and restore implants. From single tooth replacement to full mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Benitez performs all implant dentistry procedures in his Sacramento office. The dental office is conveniently located in downtown Sacramento between the DMV Administration area and Tower Cafe.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. Dr. Benitez handles both the placement and restoration of dental implants. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
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.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. Unlike many dentists, Sacramento dental implant dentist, Dr. Benitez is qualified to place and restore implants in his downtown Sacramento office. This allows for all appointments to take place in one office, with one dentist, making it easier and more convenient for patients.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
To learn more about dental implants or to see if implants are the right option for you, contact Sacramento Dental Implants Dentist, Raymond R. Benitez DDS, Inc to schedule an appointment.