Implant Supported Dentures - Saratoga Dental Implants - Dr. Jung Nam
Saratoga dental implant provider, Jung Nam, DMD, recommends dental implants as the ultimate treatment option to replace missing teeth. If you have one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or are tired of wearing dentures, you are a good candidate for our dental implants. Our Saratoga dental implant provider will restore your missing teeth and improve your quality of life.
For extensive teeth replacement, Dr. Nam can provide patients with the All-on-Four implant supported dentures. The All-on-Four procedure is a state-of-the-art way to replace an entire row of teeth by using four dental implants to support a single fixed dental prosthesis.
Dr. Nam works closely and collaboratively with surgeons (periodontists or oral surgeons) as a team. This team approach will make it possible to provide each patient with the finest possible implant care.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Our Saratoga dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Restore or enhance facial tissues.
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
Please take a look at our Saratoga dental implant case studies, or contact our office for more information about dental implants.