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Dental Implants (Implanted Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures, Neodent, Straumann) – Orange, CA

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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.

Best Candidates

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.

Recovery

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.

ANTICIPATED COSTS

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.

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