Replace your missing teeth with dental implants! Mid-Valley Dental Care offers dental implants to permanently replace your missing teeth and close the gaps in your smile! Implants are designed to mimic your natural teeth in feel, appearance, and function, making them excellent and long-lasting restorations. Please call us at (818) 886-3500 to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists, Drs. Terence Lau and Casey Lau, and to learn if you are a candidate for dental implants in Northridge, California.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a biocompatible screw topped with a dental restoration, such as a crown or bridge, that is surgically placed in the jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, the screw fuses with the bone to provide a fairly permanent solution to tooth loss. Our skilled team will then create a customized abutment and dental restoration to complete the implant. We will provide personalized post-op instructions to help you are for your new implant and enjoy an optimal healing process.
Purposes of a Dental Implant
Dental implants are among the most versatile options for restorative dentistry. Uses for dental implants include:
- Single tooth replacement: If you are missing a single tooth or only a few teeth in different areas of the mouth, our dentists can provide an implant post and crown to fill the gap(s) in your smile.
- Multiple tooth replacement: One or more missing teeth in one area of your smile can be replaced by attaching a dental bridge to an implant post, which provides a fixed restoration for your smile.
- Full arch replacement: When one or both arches need a full replacement of teeth, our dentists offer an improvement to traditional dentures—implant-supported dentures. Your customized synthetic teeth are attached to implant posts to provide a look, feel, and biting power that is nearly identical to your natural teeth.
Our dentists perform your dental implant procedure using the innovative TeethXpress® system. With this system, we can provide you with a new, beautiful, and natural-looking tooth replacement in just one day, allowing you to enjoy your new, complete smile without the long wait typically associated with implant procedures.
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Depending on your oral health, you may need to undergo a pre-implant procedure to prepare your mouth to accommodate the new restoration. This procedure may be a tooth extraction, bone graft, or sinus lift. Our dentists will examine your oral health during your initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants and if any preparations need to be made in advance. Our highly experienced surgical team will gladly answer any questions you may have.
Contact Us Today
We invite you to contact our office to learn more about dental implants and schedule your appointment with our skilled dentists.