Dental Implants & Restorative Dentistry
At Spring Hills Family Dentistry, Dr. Lalisa Yaowarattana provides the latest in dental implants and restorative dentistry technology.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as anchors for replacement teeth.
When a patient is missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the most permanent (and often the most comfortable) solution.
Steps for Dental Implants
The first step in the dental implants process for our Grand Terrace dental patients is a consultation with Dr. Yaowarattana, during which all possible tooth replacement options will be discussed.
To be a good candidate for dental implants, the dental patient must have sufficient bone in his or her jaw to support the implants. Once it is determined that the patient is a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Yaowarattana will surgically implant the titanium screws that serve as anchors into the patient's jaw.
The next step in the dental implants process will occur three to six months later, after the titanium tooth roots have completely fused to the patient's jaw bone.
Once this has occurred, the patient returns to our office, where Dr. Yaowarattana will fit the custom-crafted replacement teeth onto the patient's artificial tooth roots.
Dental Implants Are Preferred Over Dentures
Many of Dr. Yaowarattana's dental implant patients prefer permanent dental implants over traditional removable dentures for several reasons.
Dental implants are nearly indistinguishable from a patient's natural teeth, unlike dentures which look artificial.
While traditional dentures need to be removed nightly for cleaning, dental implants are a permanent tooth loss solution that require no additional maintenance outside of a good oral hygiene routine.
Dental implants also allow patients to feel more comfortable while speaking and eating because dental implants are permanently affixed to the patient's jaw and won't shift or slip as with traditional dentures.
We Offer Safe Sedation Dentistry
If the thought of visiting a dentist causes anxiety or fear, we can help you. Sedation dentistry allows our patients to become fully relaxed for the duration of their time in the treatment chair, feeling little or no discomfort.
Get Started Today!
If you are interested in learning more about your options for dental implants, contact our office at 909-825-3000 to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Lalisa Yaowarattana today.