Dental Implants: A Life-Changing Transformation
For patients with missing teeth, dental implant surgery presents an opportunity to completely restore both the upper and lower arches of teeth to a state of perfection. Dental implants consist of the three key parts: 1) the implant post, which is permanently affixed into the jawbone; 2) the abutment, which acts as a connecting piece to attach the final prosthetic to the implant post; and 3) the final prosthetic, which is the customized replacement tooth. One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is their ability to slow, and even stop, jawbone recession. When teeth are missing, deterioration of bone mass in the jaw accelerates, and this can result in distorted bone structure and facial features. At Ortega Dental Care in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Dr. Nader Ghiassi has placed over 5,000 implants, including single, multiple, (full) implant supported dentures and full mouth dental implants.
Understanding the Basics of Dental Implant Surgery
Customized Treatment for Every Patient
The importance of the initial dental implant consultation cannot be understated. Every patient is unique, so each patient requires a unique and customized approach when it comes to the placement of fixed implants. This unique approach is determined by Dr. Ghiassi upon the performance of a complete oral examination, including detailed images that help determine the state of each patient’s oral health. As Dr. Ghiassi says, “Full arch is a big commitment. It will take a few months of coming in for multiple appointments to make sure we fine-tune the prosthesis to perfection. However, the end result is worth it. Once you’re finished, you’ll have a dream smile and a functional bite that can last a lifetime.”
Dental Implants: Understanding the Treatment Process
As described above, the dental implant process generally consists of four key steps: consultation, surgery, checkups and final prosthetic placement. While the surgical placement of the fixed implant posts is a one-day process, dental implants do require months of healing prior to placement of the final replacement teeth. This is because an ample amount of time is required in order for the titanium implant posts to permanently fuse with the jawbone. The total time of the dental implant process from consultation to final prosthetic can range anywhere from four to six months. At Ortega Dental Care, Dr. Ghiassi offers a complete range of sedation options to ensure that your surgical process is smooth, efficient and comfortable. Our team boasts unparalleled experience in All-on-4® and TeethXpress® placement with Hybridge® prosthetics, and we also routinely see patients to repair or replace failing dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Key Benefits of Dental Implants
Top 5 Mistakes People Make with Dental Implants
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Affordable Dental Implants at Ortega Dental Care
In addition to offering world-class results, the team at Ortega Dental Care in San Juan Capistrano, CA also believes in affordability and accessibility. We believe that no patient should go without adequate oral care due to their financial limitations, which is why we offer a range of third-party financing options for those with qualifying credit. We also work with most dental insurance providers, in addition to offering affordable dental membership plans to help ease the financial burden of expensive dental treatments and procedures. To learn more, give our financial office a call today and discuss a patient payment plan that will work for you and your needs. We are one of the only dental practices in San Juan Capistrano to offer a full arch warranty for the lifetime of your prosthesis, as long as routine cleanings and checkups are kept every four months.