Dental Implants

Replace Teeth from the Roots Up

39Most prosthetics replace the portion of your tooth that rests above your gumline but fail to restore your missing tooth roots. Patients searching for a total tooth replacement will find a solution in dental implants. In addition to completing your smile, implants may also offer a variety of oral health benefits. Our dentist and team at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley look forward to discussing the advantages of choosing dental implants as your tooth replacement solution, and whether this treatment is appropriate for your needs.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces your tooth roots, providing a prosthetic dental solution to tooth loss. At Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, we offer implant placement surgery. During this procedure, our oral surgeon will make an incision in your gum tissue, inserting the post in a strategic location in your jawbone. After your procedure, your full recovery will take approximately three to four months. After you heal, we will place an attachment called an abutment on the top of your implant post. This provides an accessory piece that sits above your gumline on which a restoration, or tooth replacement, will securely rest.

Implant-Retained Dentures

We offer our patients implant-retained dentures to complete their dental implant tooth replacement. The dentures will be custom-fitted to the dimensions of your mouth for a seamless fit. Special enclosures within your denture will fit directly over the implant abutments, offering exceptional stability. This treatment provides the following benefits:

  • Choosing implant-retained dentures offers greater stability than traditional dentures
  • Implant-retained dentures provide a more budget-friendly solution than replacing individual teeth with separate dental implants restored with a dental crown
  • You will enjoy the removability of dentures
  • Replacing your tooth roots restores the stimulation they once provided your jawbone, which signals it to remain healthy and strong to support a full set of teeth
  • Implant dentures restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably and effectively

Qualifying for Dental Implants

Implant placement requires a healthy, strong, dense jawbone. Your dentist will examine your oral cavity and utilize advanced imaging, including digital X-rays, to take a closer look at your jaw. If your bone tissue has deteriorated, we may suggest bone grafting, which may strengthen your jaw enough to support implants.