Dental Implants Paradise, CA
Dental implants are the ideal option for tooth replacement as long as you are a good candidate. If you are looking for an option that will look, feel and function like your natural tooth, a dental implant is likely the answer. When you are looking for tooth replacement you want someone with the proper training and experience to fit your needs. Dr. Elloway is highly trained to provide multiple tooth replacement options. On top of being highly trained, Dr. Elloway offers a complimentary dental implant consult to help patients at Timothy Elloway DDS come up with the right solution for their situation. Need yet another reason to see Dr. Timothy Elloway? We will price match any quote for the same service and beat it by 10%!
What are dental implants?
Oral health and hygiene have experienced many different medical advancements over the years, and dental implants are one of them. A dental implant is basically an artificial tooth root that holds a replacement tooth or bridge. Getting a dental implant requires a dental procedure which will place a screw, that functions as the tooth’s root, in your jaw where the original tooth’s root was. For those who have lost a tooth or several teeth, a removable denture might be an option for tooth replacement, although a dental implant provides a more permanent natural feeling solution.
What are the different kinds of dental implants?
There are different kinds of dental implants available to treat various oral issues. So which would be the best option for you? It really boils down to the need and situation.
Endosteal dental implants
An endosteal dental implant is one of the most common kinds of implants available today. Such implants are placed directly into the jaw bone and can hold a single prosthetic tooth, or serve as a support for multiple teeth like a bridge or a denture.
Subperiosteal dental implants
A subperiosteal dental implant is one which is placed on the top of the jaw bone when a patient does not have sufficient bone mass in their jaw and does not have the desire to get a bone graft to rebuild it.
Dental implant procedures
Any dental implant procedure will require careful planning between you and your dentist. The final procedure will depend on the existing oral condition, which in turn is also determined by the kind of implant picked so that the appropriate treatment plan can be created which should be able to solve any outstanding oral issues at hand.
If you would like to replace just a solitary tooth, then a single implant with a crown is perfectly adequate. For those who would like to replace several teeth at once, multiple implants. implant-supported bridges or implant-supported dentures are the ideal solutions. For those who are missing all or a majority of their teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture will likely be the best option.
When should one get a dental implant?
While there are things that can be done to help patients become a good candidate dental implant, the best bet for being a good candidate is to start the process soon after the tooth is lost. Ideally, for a dental implant to have the greatest odds of success, the patient would need to be in good health — both general and oral. This includes having the right amount of bone in one’s jaw so that the implant can be supported, and it is highly recommended that one has healthy gum tissues and does not exhibit any sign of periodontal disease.
Because a dental implant is a complex procedure, it is imperative that one consults a skilled and experienced dentist to get the job done. Dr. Timothy Elloway has years of dental implant experience and advanced training under his belt, enabling him to provide affordable dental implants that are able to meet just about any need that you can think of. If you live in the Paradise, CA area and are on the lookout for someone reliable to perform a dental implant procedure, Dr. Elloway’s clinic is the first place you should contact.
Do remember that dental implants need their fair share of oral care and best hygiene practices as well, otherwise, you can end up running into the same oral health issues in the long run. In fact, a beautiful, fully functional smile from a dental implant procedure should serve as an encouragement to begin a new slate for keeping your pearly whites clean and healthy. To learn more about Timothy Elloway DDS, feel free to browse our site or contact our office at (530)413-7878.