Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

Are missing teeth taking the joy out of the everyday things you love, like eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence? Or maybe you’re just tired of dealing with uncomfortable dentures and the slipping, clicking, and messy adhesives that come with them.

Replicating the function and appearance of natural teeth can be difficult, but dental implants are completely changing the way dentists and patients think about restorative dentistry. Whether you need to replace just one tooth or an entire arch, implants are the closest you’ll get to the real thing!

A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as the replacement for the root portion of your missing natural tooth. Elk Grove dentist Dr. Ricky Tin surgically places the implant into your upper or lower jaw, where it will naturally fuse with your bone to become a solid anchor for a crown, bridge, or denture. You can even brush and floss your implants just like you do your natural teeth!

Dental Implant FAQs

How long will my dental implants last?

When properly cared for, implants can last up to 15 years or more. Ensure you’re brushing and flossing regularly and rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash. In addition to maintaining a rigorous at-home routine, visiting our office every six months for your professional cleaning will increase the lifespan of your implants.

What can I eat after getting my dental implants?

Frankly, whatever you’d like! Dental implants are meant to mimic your natural tooth root and restore your smile’s functionality. This includes allowing you to consume all of your favorite foods. Implants are an extremely durable option for tooth replacement.

When should I get dental implants?

We can begin your dental implants procedure once we’ve determined that you have sufficient jawbone density and adequate oral health. If you’ve lost a tooth, schedule a consultation with our dental implant dentist today!

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More Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Because of their natural appearance and improved function, implants are the preferred method of replacing missing teeth.
  • Dental implants support the lips and cheeks, which helps to preserve the shape of your face and jaw after tooth loss.
  • Healthy, well-maintained dental implants can last for years.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are smaller than conventional implants, which makes them an excellent way to stabilize loose dentures that slip or click. Dr. Tin can often place mini implants in one visit to our Elk Grove dental office, so you’ll be eating your favorite foods again in no time!

It’s never too late to have the strong and confident smile you’ve always wanted! With natural-looking dental implants, you can replace your missing teeth at any age. Call Villa Vista Dental today to schedule your free dental implant consultation with Elk Grove dentist Dr. Ricky Tin.

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

When you lose a tooth, the surrounding bone has a tendency to shrink and soften. The gum tissue can also recede around the space because there is no longer anything there to support it.

Our Elk Grove dental team wants your dental implants to fuse quickly and strongly to your jawbone, so if we notice any of the above during our exam, we might suggest a bone graft to strengthen your bone in preparation for the implant procedure. Dr. Tin will work closely with your physician to see the entire process through, from the initial consultation to the big reveal of your beautiful new smile.

You Can Turn Back the Clock!

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