Dental Implants services offered in Turlock CA
If you lose one or multiple permanent teeth, dental implants provide a sturdy and durable replacement option. What’s more, because they integrate with your natural bone, dental implants often last a lifetime. At VaraniSmile, Antoine Varani, DDS, is the only dentist in the Central Valley who offers UltraTooth® “immediate load” dental implants. To make an appointment at the practice in Turlock, California, call the office today or book online.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are synthetic screw-like posts that replace your natural tooth roots. Your VaraniSmile provider inserts them into your jaw during an outpatient procedure and they automatically integrate with your natural bone structure.
By replacing missing permanent teeth, it’s possible to improve your oral health and reduce the risk of potentially serious issues, like bone loss, gum recession, and shifting teeth.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
- Easier biting and chewing
- Improved speech
- Improved oral health
Dental implants can also improve the definition of your facial structure. By replacing missing teeth, it’s possible to prevent the skin around your mouth from wrinkling and sagging.
What does getting dental implants involve?
Traditionally, getting dental implants took at least three appointments over several months. Because VaraniSmile offers UltraTooth implants, it’s possible to restore your smile in a single day.
Before recommending UltraTooth implants, your VaraniSmile provider takes oral X-rays and conducts an exam. If you have gum disease or don’t have enough bone to support the implants, your provider might recommend deep dental cleaning or a bone graft first.
If you have healthy gums and enough bone to support the UltraTooth implants, your provider administers a local anesthetic and inserts a number of posts into your jaw. UltraTooth implants use a revolutionary technology that allows them to integrate with your bone immediately, meaning you can bite and chew as soon as you leave the office.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are some of the longest-lasting dental restorations available. In fact, with preventive dentistry and good oral hygiene, they can last for the rest of your life. To care for yours, VaraniSmile recommends:
- Visiting the office two times a year for an oral exam and teeth cleaning
- Brushing your implants two times a day
- Not biting down on hard objects like pen caps or ice cubes
- Protecting your implants with a mouthguard if you play contact sports
- Wearing a nightguard if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth
To learn more about the benefits of UltraTooth dental implants, make an appointment at VaraniSmile by scheduling online or calling the office today.