Dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:
You Want to Restore Your Smile Permanently
Dental implants are an excellent tooth-replacement option for anyone missing a tooth due to damage or decay. They offer a long-term solution that requires minimal upkeep and visits with Drs. Terence Lau and Casey Lau.
One of the best parts of dental implants is their easy care regimen. Merely brush and floss twice a day like you would with your natural teeth. If you maintain a proper routine, your implant can last longer than the rest of your smile.
You Want to Get Back to the Important Things in Life
If you suffer from tooth loss, then—at one time or another—you’ve probably felt embarrassed about your speech or appearance. With the help of dental implants, we can have you confidently smiling again in no time.
Each dental implant is composed of three parts: the fixture, the abutment, and the crown. After we place your implant, the only portion anyone will see is the crown.
At Mid-Valley Dental Implants, we craft our crowns from beautiful tooth-colored porcelain. Beyond looking natural, a porcelain-restored smile can withstand bite forces and pressure matched only by your natural teeth.
By choosing dental implants, you’re investing in unimpeded speech, beautiful aesthetics, and natural function for your smile.
You Want a Healthy Restoration
While other tooth-replacement options can restore the aesthetics of your smile, dental implants are the only one that improves your oral health.
Unlike partial bridges, dental implants don’t require the stripping of enamel from nearby teeth. By leaving the neighboring teeth whole, they set your smile up for long-term success.
Furthermore, when you leave gaps in your smile, your natural teeth shift out of place and your jawbone deteriorates. Thankfully, dental implants promote healthy jawbone growth. The implant fixture acts like a tooth’s root, securing the implant to your jawbone and preventing nearby teeth from moving.
Can my son or daughter receive dental implants?
That depends on their oral development, which should be complete before they begin the implant process. Dental implants are not recommended for patients under the age of 18.
Oral development does not end until after puberty, which can last until the late teens or early 20s for some patients.
I have dentures - Can I still upgrade to dental implants?
Yes! We proudly feature TeethXpress, which offers same-day full arch restoration using your existing denture. Or if you prefer, we can fashion you an attractive, entirely new prosthetic which is secured using just 4 to 6 implants.
Are dental implants right for me?
While natural teeth are subject to decay, dental implants are metal and do not decay and generally don’t need any type of additional treatment.
Most people who have lost a tooth or teeth are great candidates for dental implants as long as their gums and jaw are healthy.
Preparing Patients for Dental Implants
In some situations, patients may need preliminary treatments to prepare their mouths for dental implants. The causes include tooth decay, gum disease, and lack of jawbone density, among others.
Fortunately, Drs. Terence Lau & Casey Lau feature a range of treatment solutions to help get your mouth ready for dental implants. These supplemental treatments include bone grafting, sinus augmentation, gum grafting, and ridge modification.
The easiest way to know if you have a condition that needs remedying is to schedule your free consultation with our Northridge dentists. During this time, they’ll provide a complete dental examination to determine if implants are the ideal treatment for you.