The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has dedicated September to National Dental Implant Awareness Month. The “Healthy Mouth, Healthy You!” theme focuses on the health benefits of dental implants.
What are dental implants?
A tooth implant is a titanium screw that serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. An abutment is placed on top of the dental implant, which connects it to the artificial tooth. Then a crown (artificial tooth) is placed on top, completing the dental implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are look and feel like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants don’t slip when you talk, and eat. They are durable and help keep your jawbone healthy.
Can any dentist provide dental implant?
Dental implant placement is a form of oral surgery where dental devices that must be placed carefully to minimize complications and implant failure. It is important that you choose a dental implant expert who has the proper education, training and surgical experience.
At Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine, Thomas Gonzales D.D.S., has been placing dental implants for over 43 years. He trained with Dr. Palo Malo, the inventor of the All-on-4® surgical technique. Dr. Gonzales has trained with and is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), International Congress of Oral Implantologists and dental implant manufacturer Nobel®.
How long does it take to replace teeth using dental implants?
Although each patient is different, dental implants can generally be placed in one sitting. After completing a thorough diagnostic exam, Dr. Gonzales will provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated amount of time to complete the process. Total treatment time depends on your needs, medical and dental history, the health of the supporting bone in your jaw, and the technique and materials that will be used.
Because Dr. Gonzales has extensive experience with Hybrid 4 dental implant placement as well as an in-house laboratory, dental implants can generally be placed the same day. The teeth in a day procedure is why so many people come to see Dr. Gonzales.
Start Smiling Again
For the entire month of September, The Irvine office of Sedation and Implant Dentistry is offering FREE dental implant consultations. People in southern California who are missing teeth and are afraid to smile are encouraged to call Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine at (949) 424-5137 for a free dental implant evaluation.