about dental implants
For long-lasting restorations for a missing tooth or teeth, cosmetic dentist Dr. Patrick Yoshikane is pleased to perform implant dentistry for his patients in Orange, CA. Implant dentistry uses surgically placed metal posts in your jawbone to simulate the natural tooth root. The post(s) may be connected to a denture, crown, or bridge for a restoration that looks beautiful and can be treated just like your natural teeth. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, make an appointment to learn more about implant dentistry at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. You may be interested in dental implants if you are tired of loose restorations or the hassle of removable dentures. Talk to Dr. Yoshikane about your concerns and figure out if dental implants are a good option for you.
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"I'm new to the OC area, and found this place.. thank God I did!! They took care of me from the second I walked into the door. I came in to fix a chipped tooth, and now it looks better than it ever did! The ladies at the front desk are angels on earth.. they sent me off with FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES. Wow, it is so rare to walk into a business and be surrounded by such genuine and caring people like this!! I will be back in December for a good ol' cleaning. I've never said this before in my life- IM EXCITED FOR MY NEXT TRIP TO THE DENTIST! Thank y'all for everything Update: I went back to Dr. Yoshikane for 3 cavities.. he filled them all in under an hour! I had no pain, and was even laughing while he did it because he is so good at making you feel calm and comfortable. His assistant is so sweet (just like everyone else in the office), she even gave me a blanket because I was nervous. Turns out, I had nothing to be nervous about! THANK YOU"- L.P. / Yelp / Sep 09, 2019
"I have been going to Dr Yoshikane for several years now. He provides excellent care with the most advanced technology. If you ask him "how does this work", or "how are you going to do that", he will patiently explain. I have had a lot of dental work done (fillings, crowns, extractions, root canals and an implant) and I have always had the best outcome with Dr Yoshikane! The front staff are wonderful, as well as the hygienist. Pricing is not any higher than any other dentists I have been to and.... THEY HAVE COFFEE AND FRESH BAKED COOKIES!!!! So I leave with a coffee and a cookie! Can't get better than that!"- H.A. / Yelp / Aug 28, 2019
"Dr Yoshikane and the whole entire office staff was extremely amazing!!!! I'm so happy and completely satisfied with my end results. I had 2 front tooth that needed some pretty hard work done, that require attention to detail, and Dr. Yoshikane was by far AMAZING!!! I love that Dr. Yoshikane takes his work extremely personal, and delivers the BEST results for complicated situations. I'm recommending all my friends and family to Dr. Yoshikane!!! Thank you so much to Dr. Yoshikane for your perfectionist to make my teeth perfect!!! Also, thank you to the whole entire office staff for the amazing service, and always making me feel comfortable!!"- W.R. / Yelp / Aug 27, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are friendly, informative and ease the anxiety that dental visits bring. Over the years I've heard many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal so when my turn came to finally part with mine, I was very apprehensive. Dr. Y took the time to thoroughly explain all the pros and cons, laid out a detailed plan then he and his team made sure my comfort and care during the procedure were top notch. Visits to the dentist no longer trigger anxiety attacks thanks to Dr Yoshikane's office."- L.M. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
Dental implants can restore a missing tooth or teeth with an implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture. You may want to consider a dental implant if you currently have a regular dental restoration but are unhappy with the appearance, feel, or if there's special cleaning needed. Implants can be cleaned, like your natural teeth, with daily flossing and brushing. During your consultation, Dr. Yoshikane will evaluate the health of your jawbone and gums in order to determine if a dental implant is an ideal option. In some cases, a bone or gum graft surgery may be needed prior to implant surgery to ensure you have a strong enough foundation to support the post. You may not be a candidate for dental implants if you use tobacco products, are pregnant, or are currently being treated for an oral condition, like gum disease.
What To Expect
To prepare for your dental implants, you may have teeth extracted, gum grafts, or bone grafts. Once you are ready for the dental implant, the needed areas will be given local anesthesia to numb your mouth. Sedation may be added to help you feel more comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Yoshikane will make an incision in your gum and put the titanium post in the jawbone. The incision in the gums will be closed with part of the post above the gums. Dr. Yoshikane utilizes a special subcrestal implant placement technique to ensure a beautiful, aesthetic result. This will be repeated if several implants are required. While the dental implant integrates into the bone and gum over the next few months, a temporary cover will be used to protect the post. As soon as Dr. Yoshikane decides your implant is healed and integrated with your bone and gums, your restoration (denture, crown, or bridge) can be connected to your implant and adjusted for a good fit.
You may have some short-term inflammation in your mouth and face, plus discomfort, bruising, and minor bleeding after your implant procedure. Dr. Yoshikane will let you know what is to be expected and what should be reported to our office. He may also prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics. Once your dental implants are integrated and your custom restoration is connected, you should follow a good oral care routine at home that includes brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. You should continue to schedule an annual exam and bi-annual professional cleanings at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. so Dr. Yoshikane can assess your oral health. He will let you know if your restorations or implants should be adjusted or replaced.
Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.
Lasting Dental Implants
Dental implants may be a great option if you want a replacement for missing teeth that is simple to maintain and can last for a long time. Dr. Yoshikane will walk you through the process starting with surgery to place the implants and your options on the final restorations. To learn more about dental implants, schedule an appointment for a consultation at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S.