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Implant Dentist in Rocklin, CA - Sumeet Kaur, DDS - Replace One or More Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

At Rocklin Family Dentistry, we offer dental implant planning and restorations. If you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, dental implants may be your best solution! 

Dental implants are the leading choice for teeth restoration. They are permanent and offer an incredibly high success rate. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID): The number of people with implants grows by 500,000 each year, which means many people are experiencing the satisfaction that dental implants provide.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implants can replace single or multiple teeth without any alteration to adjacent teeth.
  • Dental implants can improve eating, speaking, and digestion ability, as well as strengthen the jaw bone and other facial muscles.
  • Your implants will look and feel like natural teeth, and require no additional oral maintenance. 
  • Dental implants can support full or partial dentures, making them more stable and comfortable.
  • Implants allow denture wearers to wear false teeth without the worry of them slipping out.

Since dental implants are fixed into the jaw bone, patients never have to worry about their teeth falling out. Your implants are also specifically designed to function naturally, meaning they require the same oral care as your existing teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime and are proven to be the most effective teeth restoration method. 

Dental Implant Process in Rocklin

Once Dr. Kaur determines that your jaw bone density is strong enough to support dental implants, they will create a unique treatment plan for you. 

Dr. Kaur works with several specialists in the Rocklin area that are experts at placing dental implants. They will help you schedule your placement procedure, as well as thoroughly explain the integration and healing processes. 

During the healing process, the implant integrates with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. Once the implant becomes stable, Dr. Kaur will cap the implant with a permanent crown. The length of time to complete the dental implant process will vary depending on bone integrity, other procedures that may have been needed before implant placement, and how many teeth are being replaced. Learn more about the different types of implants below.

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Single Unit Ceramic Crown Dental Implants in Rocklin

Single Unit Ceramic Crown Dental Implants in Rocklin

Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant: 
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • Excellent esthetic result
  • Life long, stable solution

Treatment: 
This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed. 

COURSE OF TREATMENT: INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH – STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

 

Before Single Unit Ceramic Dental ImplantInstalling Single Unit Ceramic Dental Implant
1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.
2: Installing the implant
The implant is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you eat and function like normal almost immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.

 

Attaching New Crown in RocklinCompleted Single Tooth Implant Placement in Rocklin
3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life. No additional treatment is needed.
4: End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and


 

ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN ON IMPLANT 

Tooth-supported Fixed Bridges in Rocklin, CATooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorbtion in the edentulous area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
Removable Partial Dentures in Rocklin, CARemovable partial denture
This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can't create the same esthetic result as a ceramic crown. The benefits are few but do exist: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is easily and quickly installed and relatively cheap.
Resin-Bonded Bridges in Rocklin, CAResin-bonded bridge
This alternative has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and, since it is made of ceramic, it gives a high esthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth aren't affected. But it is not very permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off – probably after just a couple of years – and will then have to be reinstalled.

 

Several Teeth Missing

Benefits with fixed bridge on implants:Teeth Replacement Options In Rocklin
In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can't offer the same stability or function. 

Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.

  • The only fixed alternative in this situation.
  • A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss

Treatment: 
After the initial examination, you can expect 4-5 additional visits until the final fixed bridge is permanently attached. It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue afterwards. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.

COURSE OF TREATMENT: INSTALLING THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition. 

Before Dental Implant Placement in RocklinInstalling Dental Implants in Rocklin
1: Before the procedure
Three teeth at back end of the mouth are missing. The only real replacement alternative is installing a fixed bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.
2: Installing the implant
First, the implants are installed. This is normally done in a single session. A temporary bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after leaving the dentist.

 

Attaching the Fixed Bridge in RocklinEnd Result of Dental Implant Placement in Rocklin
3: Attaching the bridge
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 1-2 months after the implant installation. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the esthetical demands.
4: End result
The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural back teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that allows you to eat what you want.

 


 

 

ALTERNATIVES TO FIXED BRIDGE 

Alternative to a Fixed Bridge in Medford

Removable partial denture
This alternative is often perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. Function can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which affects its look. It is quite expensive to fabricate due to its many parts. However, the installation process is simple, and natural teeth are spared.

 

Teeth Replacement Options In Rocklin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All Teeth Missing

Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution

Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution.

  • Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth
  • A solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss 

Treatment:
The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, 8-10 visits should be enough to have a fixed bridge installed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. 

COURSE OF TREATMENT: INSTALLING THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

Before Dental Implant Placement in RocklinInstalling Dental Implants in Rocklin
1: Before the procedure
The dentist determines what needs to be done and prepares both himself and the patient for the coming treatment procedure.
2: Installing the implants
The first step is installing dental implants to replace the lost tooth roots. In this case, five implants are used. Temporary teeth are attached that enable you to eat and function like normal while waiting for the permanent bridge to be installed.
Attaching the Fixed Bridge in RocklinEnd Result of Dental Implant Placement in Rocklin
3: Attaching the bridge
The final bridge is securely installed on top of the implants. With a full jaw replacement like this, it normally takes 2-3 visits to have the bridge completely attached.
4: End result
Your new teeth should be hard to tell from natural – both for you and others. People who have had traditional dentures before getting a fixed bridge often describe this as an overwhelming and very positive experience.

 


 ALTERNATIVES TO A FIXED BRIDGE

Alternative to a Fixed Bridge in RocklinAn alternative to a fixed bridge is a removable overdenture, which is anchored on implants. The old fashioned denture has many disadvantages and should be avoided if possible.
Removable, Implant Anchored Overdenture in RocklinRemovable, implant anchored overdenture
A removable full denture that is connected to either a ball or bar attachment, which in turn is anchored on two or more implants in the front part of the jaw.

The implants help keep the denture in place and provide better function and comfort. Cost is usually the reason why this solution is chosen over a fixed bridge – although the end result can’t be compared.
Sumeet Kaur, DDS Offer Removable Full DenturesRemovable full denture
A denture that is loosely placed on top of the gum to cover the lost teeth. This alternative has no real advantages – except for its low price and easy installation.

The disadvantages are many: discomfort in eating, poor esthetics, affected speech, and sore gums from denture movement. Moreover, a full denture placed in the upper jaw severely reduces the sense of taste.


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If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our Rocklin office today.

 

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