Do you have missing teeth? Are you looking for a better tooth-replacement option than dentures or bridges? If so, dental implants could offer the smile solution you’re looking for.
Dental implants are an exciting way to replace missing teeth. In fact, the American Dental Association calls dental implants “one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.”
Here at VaraniSmile in Turlock, California, general dentist Antoine Varani and our team of dental care providers are thrilled to offer our patients the option of dental implants. Why do we love them so much? Read on to learn about three of the reasons they excite us.
When you receive a dental implant, you’re getting a dental solution that will last a long time. In fact, with proper care, implants can last the rest of your life.
Here’s how dental implants work. First, Dr. Varani surgically places a synthetic rod in your jawbone. As your jaw heals — a process known as osseointegration — the rod integrates within your jawbone. Osseointegration ensures that your implanted tooth is firmly rooted and secure.
Once the implant is ready, a crown is attached to the rod in your jaw.
Your dental implant is designed to blend in with your real teeth. Dr. Varani makes sure it matches the shape, size, and color of your smile, so nobody will know it’s an implant.
Receiving an implant helps protect the health and function of your mouth and other teeth.
Replacing a missing tooth with an implant can help prevent future bone loss and gum recession. What’s more, it can stop your remaining teeth from shifting. Missing teeth can lead to changes in your facial structure as well as sagging or pulling of the skin and muscles around your mouth and lips.
An implant also helps your mouth and jaw perform the functional tasks, such as biting and chewing. In addition, an implant allows you to speak normally and with none of the speech problems that sometimes occur with dentures or bridges.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, we invite you to come in for an implant consultation.
Traditional implants require several appointments over a few months. However, here at VaraniSmile, Dr. Varani offers UltraTooth® implants to eligible patients. In fact, Dr. Varani is the only dentist in the Central Valley who offers UltraTooth implants.
With UltraTooth, Dr. Varani can complete your implant process in just one day. You may be eligible for UltraTooth implants if your gums and jawbone are strong and healthy.
If you are not a candidate for UltraTooth implants, Dr. Varani can offer you traditional implants.
To schedule an implant consultation, call us at (209) 248-6659 or use our easy online booking form.