Dental implants can easily last a lifetime with proper maintenance and care. However, you will usually need to replace the crown affixed to the implant every 15 to 20 years. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Prabh Grewal and Dr. Arthur Kilkuts at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA also provide services to the surrounding areas of Norco and Eastvale, CA.
What are dental implants?
Sometimes, teeth become unsalvageable due to a wide variety of reasons. To replace missing teeth, Dr. Grewal and Dr. Kilkuts provide tooth restoration with natural-looking dental implants.
The fixed implant consists of a titanium screw that acts as the tooth’s root. The titanium screw holds a personalized crown, bridge, or denture in place. If you opt to have a crown placed on the titanium screw, then it will usually last 10 –15 years before requiring a replacement.
Benefits of dental implants
With dental implants, you can enjoy a lovely and functional smile.
Additional benefits include:
- Replacement of a single tooth, bridge, or denture
- Provides a strong bite
- Ability to eat whatever foods you want
- Helps maintain oral health
- Prevents bone loss
- Provides a natural-looking appearance and smile
- Restores the face’s structure
- Easy to maintain with good oral hygiene
- Supports the jawline and adjacent teeth
The process of dental implants
If you have experienced tooth loss, then you could be an ideal candidate for dental implants. In order to benefit from dental implants, you’ll need to have adequate bone mass and healthy gums. Individuals who have certain health problems or regularly use tobacco products might not be good candidates for dental implants.
To begin the process, your mouth will be numbed using local anesthesia. Dr. Grewal or Dr. Kilkuts will then cut the gum to expose the jawbone. A hole is drilled into the jawbone to insert an implant post.
Following the procedure, the post will be given sufficient time (usually several months) to stabilize and heal before a custom implant crown, full arch piece, or denture is placed on the post to create a strong biting surface.
It usually takes from one to two hours to place a dental implant. You’ll want to discuss how many appointments you’ll need to achieve the results you seek. Following dental implant surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, or pain. Over-the-counter pain medication coupled with cool compresses will usually ease the discomfort.
Learn more about dental implant surgery in Corona, CA
Dental implants are a long-term investment in your dental health and smile. With proper care, they can provide you with a smile that lasts a lifetime. If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, schedule a consultation at our office in Corona, CA. We also serve the areas of Norco and Eastvale, CA. Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Prabh Grewal and Dr. Arthur Kilkuts, are here to answer your questions at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center.