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Dental Implants in Northridge, CA

Permanent Tooth Loss Solutions For a Healthier Smile

Patients missing multiple teeth want effective solutions that will restore their ability to eat, speak, and smile. Removable orthodontic appliances such as dentures and bridges might be appealing to patients because they’re affordable and easily accessible options.

However, removable treatments won’t properly protect against issues caused by tooth loss and may cause or worsen oral health issues. That’s why Dr. Lau and his dental team at Mid-Valley Dental Care recommend dental implants as a permanent solution to tooth loss. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are durable replacements for missing teeth that look and act like the real thing! Using biocompatible titanium posts, or fixtures, as a foundation, dental implants fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This keeps them firmly in place when you eat, speak, and smile.  

Types of Restorations

At Mid-Valley Dental Care, we offer three different types of implant restorations:

  • Single tooth crowns for replacing one or a few teeth in different areas of the mouth.
  • Multiple tooth bridges for replacing one or more missing teeth in the same area. 
  • Full arch dentures for replacing the entirety of teeth in the top and/or bottom of your mouth. 

Your restoration will be connected to the titanium fixture by an abutment piece. Best of all, with regular brushing and flossing combined with biannual visits to our Northridge office, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Oral Health Benefits of Dental Implants  

When it comes to restoring your functional smile, dental implants are often the best option available. Dental implants offer significant advantages over removable orthodontic appliances, such as:

  • Permanence
  • Durability
  • Stain resistance
  • Prevention of gum disease and dental drift
  • Preservation of jawbone density
  • Comfort
  • Speech clarity

The Dental Implant Process

Consultation

Dental implants are a great option for patients seeking a long-term solution for missing teeth, but they may not be for everyone. That’s why you’ll attend a consultation with Dr. Lau before receiving any implants. 

During your consultation, Dr. Lau will examine your mouth and discuss with you your medical history and dental goals to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implant surgery. Depending on your oral health, Dr. Lau may recommend supplemental procedures to better prepare your mouth for an implant.

Supplemental Procedures

Imaging

Once Dr. Lau has determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we’ll take detailed images of your mouth that will serve as the blueprint for your implants. After this, you’ll be scheduled for implant placement surgery.   

Implant Placement Surgery 

Implant placement surgery takes place in five stages: 

  1. We’ll apply a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. If you’re experiencing dental anxiety, we also provide sedation dentistry so you can feel calm and relaxed while Dr. Lau works.
  2. After ensuring that your anesthetic is working properly, Dr. Lau will make small incisions into your gums where your implants will be placed.
  3. Your implants will be carefully inserted into your jawbone through these incisions. 
  4. Your incisions will then be stitched up, allowing your implants to fully heal.
  5. You’ll leave our Northridge office and return once osseointegration is complete, a process which usually takes up to six months

Installing Your Permanent Restoration

When you return to our office for your permanent restoration, you’ll leave that same day with your stunning new smile. Here’s what to expect:

  1. You’ll return to our Northridge office once your jaw has fully integrated the implants. 
  2. We’ll install your permanent restoration by connecting it to the fixtures with abutments. 
  3. You’ll walk out of our Northridge office with a fully restored, healthy smile!

Alternatively, if you’re receiving a full arch restoration, your dental implant procedure will be performed with TeethXpress, an innovative new system capable of granting you a new smile in one day.

TeethXpress® allows us to provide you with a natural-looking replacement in just one day.  This technology eliminates the need for supplemental procedures and cuts down on surgery time by permanently mounting your denture on four to six implants. Learn more about TeethXpress on our implant site

Frequently Asked Questions

Restore Your Smile With Durable Dental Implants 

Whether you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants from Mid-Valley Dental Care can help you restore the appearance and functionality of your smile. With versatile options to suit almost every dental patient’s needs, Dr. Lau will ensure your implants will help maintain your overall oral health. 

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lau, you can contact our Northridge office at (818) 886-3500. Take advantage of this highly effective and long lasting solution to tooth loss! 

Mid-Valley Dental Care

8815 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324

Office Hours

Monday
7:30am – 6pm
Tuesday
8am – 6pm
Wednesday
7:30am – 6pm
Thursday
8am – 6pm
Friday
7:30am – 4pm
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