Effective Dental Implants in Castroville
Whether you have one or multiple missing teeth, they can negatively impact your quality of life. Not only do missing teeth prevent you from properly chewing and speaking, but they can lower your self-confidence. At Medina Family Dental Group, we're passionate about providing our patients with quality dental implants for beautiful and permanent tooth replacement.
We've provided exceptional dental implants to Castroville and its surrounding areas for years. Our practice, led by Dr. Matthew Kirlough and Dr. Vilma Trimarchi, is qualified to offer dental implant placement and restorations. Contact us today to schedule your next visit!
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial posts made of body-safe material like titanium designed to replace your tooth's root. Our team will surgically place the implant post into your jawbone where it fuses to the bone. After your body heals from the procedure, the implant serves as an effective and durable foundation for a restoration. Depending on how many teeth are replaced, your restorative options include crowns, bridges, and dentures.
5 Benefits of Dental Implants
There are numerous benefits of dental implants. We'll break down what you can expect with dental implants during your consultation visit. Additionally, we'll answer any questions you may have so that you can make informed decisions about your oral health. Some benefits of dental implants include, but are not limited to:
- Reviving your smile's natural appearance
- Restoring your bite functionality
- Preserving your jawbone density
- Preventing adjacent teeth from shifting
- Lasting a lifetime with proper care
Technology to Improve Implant Placement
At Media Family Dental Group, we strive to improve the efficiency and comfort of our dental implant placement procedure. That's why we use cutting-edge technology to increase treatment accuracy and reduce your time in the exam chair. Some examples of our technology include:
CBCT Scanner: A CBCT scanner provides our dentists with detailed images of your teeth, gums, nerve pathways, and blood vessels using 3D technology. As such, we're able to place your dental implant while minimizing the impact on its surrounding structures.
Intraoral Scanner: As a way for our dentist and you to view a moving, colored image of your smile, we use an intraoral scanner. By projecting a light source onto an area, we can take vivid images and pull them up on a monitor for you to view.
Computer-Guided Surgery: This form of technology allows more precise oral surgery. The primary benefit of computer-guided surgery is planning and performing the procedure with increased certainty and accuracy.
Finding Your Ideal Restoration
Once your dental implant has successfully fused to your jawbone, we'll place one of our restorative options to complete your smile. We'll discuss which of our restorations is right for you during the initial planning phase. Our dentist will thoroughly explain each option and its benefits.
CEREC® Crown: If you're missing a single tooth, a CEREC crown may be the perfect option for you. Using CEREC technology, we're able to provide you with a new crown in a single visit. This makes it easy to get the dental care you deserve if you have a hectic schedule. Each crown is made of a sturdy and lifelike ceramic and is color-matched to look natural within your smile. Our dentist can make any necessary adjustments for a snug fit and natural feel during your fitting.
Bridges: Bridges are an effective way to replace multiple teeth in a row. We match our implant-supported bridges to the color of your neighboring teeth for a seamless appearance. We'll take detailed impressions of your teeth and send them to a trusted lab for crafting. Typically, a bridge requires two implant posts to support it at each end.
Dentures: Implant-supported dentures pair the benefits of implants with the comfort of dentures. This restorative option replaces up to an entire arch of missing teeth.
Our Excellent Pretreatment Options
Our dentist may deem it necessary for you to undergo pretreatment before receiving your dental implants. We're proud to offer various pretreatment options in our office so that you don't have to be referred out. We can discuss including one or multiple pretreatment options in your dental implant treatment plan during our initial visit.
Bone Grafts: A weak or brittle jawbone can create an unstable foundation for your dental implant. That's why we offer skilled bone grafts to improve your jawbone density. As a result, your dental implant can fit securely in your mouth. Our dentist can strengthen areas that lack volume by transplanting a small amount of bone to your upper or lower jaws.
Extractions: If your tooth is severely decayed or damaged, extraction may be necessary for dental implant placement. Our team provides gentle extractions, including wisdom teeth removal. Once your tooth has been removed, you can move forward with the dental implant process.
Excellent Castroville Dental Implant Services
Our friendly and caring staff at Medina Family Dental Group make dental implant placement and restoration a seamless experience. If you're ready to replace your missing teeth with a permanent and comfortable dental implant, we can help. Contact our dentist today to schedule your appointment!
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