about implant bridges
Rather than being held in place by your natural teeth, such as regular dental bridges, implant-retained bridges are instead supported by dental implants and crowns or are attached to the implants in the jawbone. Your new implants are made of titanium, and they are surgically incorporated into your jaw to help support the new teeth. Dental crowns are used to cap the implants, helping to further support the new bridge. This type of bridge would be a good solution to replace several missing teeth, but it can also be used to prevent putting too much strain on the implant. This process performed by Dr. Patrick Yoshikane utilizes innovative digitally guided techniques to create an accurate and improved smile. At Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA, we only utilize high-quality materials to give you a beautiful and natural smile. Implant-retained bridges are a more affordable remedy to restore lost teeth and help you get back the appearance and function of your previous teeth.
"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
"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
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
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"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are an incredible group of people. I came in for a gum contouring experience and was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone is, and I am even more amazed by how good my smile looks now. Dr. Yoshikane will take good care of you and you can always be sure you're in good hands no matter what."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
The best candidates for implant bridges are patients who are missing multiple teeth due to a variety of circumstances, such as trauma, genetics, or lifestyle choices. They may also be a good option for those prone to jaw clenching and teeth grinding. You must have pristine gum health to be eligible to receive an implant. If not, a bone graft or augmentation may need to be done prior to implant placement. Dr. Yoshikane will evaluate your overall dental health and decide whether implant bridges are right for you.
What to Expect
The insertion of implant bridges is a multiple-step procedure. The first step is the surgical placement of the implant into your jaw. The tissue around the gums will then need several months to recover, also allowing the implant time to integrate properly. Before continuing, Dr. Yoshikane will verify the successful integration of the implant with digital x-rays and resonance frequency analysis. If they show that integration has gone according to plan, then it's on to the next stage of the procedure. Your custom bridge will be connected to your implant, and the crowns will be placed on your adjacent teeth. Dr. Yoshikane will adjust your bridge if necessary for comfort and fit.
Throughout each step of the process, your implant will need proper daily cleaning. Dr. Yoshikane may also suggest using special tools that may help you achieve a more thorough cleaning between the gum and bridge. You should also keep attending twice-yearly cleanings to check the implant as necessary to optimize your oral health.
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.
advanced, improved solutions
The implant bridge procedure is a promising, sturdy substitute for the replacement of missing teeth. Using advanced, cutting-edge technologies, Dr. Yoshikane provides implant-retained bridges to revive our patients' smiles. To find out if implant-retained bridges would be the right option for you, call Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. to schedule your appointment.