Dental Artistry in Lake Tahoe, CA offers full dental implant services from planning to the final placement of a prosthetic tooth for patients that are missing one or more teeth. Led by Dr. Donald Reid, we offer all types of dental implants. Dr. Donald Reid is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) and a graduate of the Center for Advanced Dental Studies as well as Misch International Implant Institute.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium, screw-like post that Dr. Reid will surgically implant into your jawbone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. It will also continue to stimulate healthy bone growth to avoid jaw shrinkage which often occurs after tooth loss. Then your Lake Tahoe, CA dentist will use that to attach a replacement tooth. Dental implants do not come loose like dentures and can last a lifetime if cared for properly along with regular dental visits.
Dental implants are the most natural-looking and advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Teeth implants can be used to successfully and securely replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or to secure a denture when an entire arch of teeth have been lost or removed. While they are more expensive than traditional missing teeth solutions, they will undoubtedly offer the patient a better quality of life.
About The Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure for dental implants requires multiple visits over several months. Lake Tahoe, CA dentist, Dr. Reid has the training and expertise to offer full services for dental implants. After the comprehensive evaluation, he will create a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Reid performs both phases of the dental implant process; the tooth implant surgery as well as the restoration with a dental crown, dental bridge or denture.
Placing the Implant – Dr. Reid will place the dental implant, a tiny titanium post, into the jaw bone at his Lake Tahoe, CA cosmetic dentistry office. The dental implant will be allowed to heal and integrate with the natural bone, serving as the artificial root for the new tooth. The healing process can take several months. Depending on your case and the position of the missing tooth or teeth, a temporary crown may be placed in the mouth while the implant heals.
Restoring the Dental Implant – Once the dental implant has healed, Dr. Reid will restore the dental implant by placing the prosthetic tooth. While the dental implant is healing, a custom made dental restoration will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. These will serve as the replacement teeth. The dental crown, dental bridge or denture is secured to the dental implant for a permanent restoration.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, Dr. Reid provides consultations for dental implants in the Truckee, CA area. Schedule an appointment today with Dental Artistry. Dr. Reid, along with his knowledgeable staff, will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.