At Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry we offer several implant-related treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. We specialize in implant treatment because we believe that dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that we surgically embed deep into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, it will slowly fuse to your jaw through the process of osseointegration. After a brief healing period, the implant screw will be able to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. Dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, and a full-arch restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This makes implants a more convenient, durable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing option over traditional restorations. The numerous benefits of dental implants have made them the industry standard for tooth replacement!
Dental Implant FAQ
We believe patient education is the cornerstone of good oral health. During your initial appointment, Dr. Michael Han will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dental implants. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to voice any concerns. Staying informed can help you better maintain your restoration and prevent potential problems.
Dental implant placement is a surgery that fits dental implants that act as secure roots to a dental bridge or crown. Depending on your individual need, you may be having multiple implants put in, or you may just be having one. Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a range of different forms of implant placements, depending on the issue the patient is facing. If you have a missing or decaying tooth, we can have a look at it and advise the best restorative procedure for you.
We offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for patients missing all or most of their teeth. As the name suggests, this full-arch restoration only uses four implants to support the entire bridge. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to utilize the strongest part of the jawbone. Other full-arch restorations usually require six to eight implants. Thanks to the revolutionary new technique, All-on-4 is much more effective and minimally-invasive than other options.
If you are in good oral and overall health, you should qualify for implant treatment. If you have experienced significant bone deterioration due to tooth loss, you may need a bone graft first. During your consultation, Dr. Michael Han will be able to determine if implants are right for you. This usually involves a series of diagnostic tests that may include digital x-rays and CBCT scans.
Many patients need a bone graft, or ridge augmentation before implantation is possible. Osseointegration, the process responsible for the many benefits of dental implants, requires an adequate amount of bone in the jaw. If osseointegration does not occur, implant failure is virtually guaranteed. Fortunately, we offer ridge augmentation to improve the quantity and quality of deteriorated bone. In many ways, ride augmentation allows patients to receive dental implants when it would otherwise be impossible.
Teeth in a day allows our patients to have a new set of dental implants placed within one appointment, avoiding any time between removal of the teeth and implant placement. Typically, replacing the upper or lower row takes months of surgery, with ill-fitting dentures to bridge the gap between procedures. Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offers the opportunity for our patients to have a comfortable, strong, new set of teeth, without any of the hassle and delay of conventional methods.
Sinus lift is a form of surgery generally administered when a patient needs dental implants, but their upper jawbone is not dense enough to support one. In this case, the patient will need to have a bone graft, and their sinus membrane moved upwards or lifted if it is too close to the implant site. Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry wants to quell any worries people may have surrounding sinus lifts, by outlining the procedure and its benefits.
After a tooth has been removed, it is important to preserve the tooth socket to prevent further complications. Tooth socket grafting isn’t necessarily needed if a dental implant is being placed soon after. Talk to one of our dentists and they can advise you on our restorative procedures.
One of the biggest factors that prevent people from receiving dental implants is a lack of density in their jawbone. Our professionals at are able to overcome this hurdle for many of our patients through the use of bone grafting.
Platelet-rich plasma is a helpful treatment for patients to encourage healing after they have had a procedure. Patients experience less pain, and the healing process is often quicker when using platelet-rich plasma. This means you’ll experience less pain, and over a shorter period of time.
Schedule a Consultation
Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call (657) 341-0808 to schedule your consultation appointment today!