Dental Implants

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

When you lose natural teeth due to extreme decay, gum disease, or physical injury, those blank spaces do more than just look unsightly; they can also create ongoing problems with the rest of your teeth, threatening the overall health of your mouth. Thankfully, dental implants can prevent these problems while restoring your smile’s functionality and appearance.

Dental implants are the best and most reliable tooth replacement method available. A single dental implant consists of a titanium root that is fused to your jawbone and connected to an artificial replacement tooth.

A well-placed dental implant will enable you to chew normally, and it will also prevent bone loss since it becomes fused to your jaw. Best of all, you never have to worry about removal or special cleaning. With a 98% success rate, dental implants involve little risk and are a reliable tooth replacement solution that will last you for decades to come. For more on dental implant advantages please go to this page.

Dental Implant Placement

Most dental implants are done in three fundamental steps. During the first stage, a titanium tooth root is implanted into the jawbone. You will need to wait three to six months for this root to completely fuse to your jaw. After healing is complete, the second stage is performed, where Dr. Miyake attaches your replacement tooth (a dental crown) to the artificial root.

How Dental Implants Benefit Teeth & Bone

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement method that can prevent resorption, or the gradual dissolving of your jawbone. Every time you lose an adult tooth, the bone at the site of the missing tooth will begin to thin. If this process is left unchecked, it can lead to more tooth loss in the future. Since dental implants are fused directly to your jawbone, they can stop this degradation and preserve the health of your teeth.

You must have a certain amount of bone left at the site your missing tooth in order to safely place a dental implant. If the jawbone is not sufficient enough to support an implant, a procedure called bone grafting may be recommended to reinforce the dental implant site.

What should you choose: Dental Implants v/s Dental Bridges.

Contact Our Fresno Area Implant Dentist

If you have further questions about dental implants, please contact our experienced Fresno cosmetic dentistry team today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Greg Miyake. Our practice serves patients in the Fresno, Clovis, and Madera areas of California.