Dental implants are a permanent way to restore the gaps in your smile that are caused by missing teeth. They work with your smile, blending with your natural teeth so your friends and family won’t notice a difference. Another proven advantage of dental implants is how you care for them; like your natural smile, dental implants only require daily brushing, flossing, and routine visits to see Drs. Terence Lau & Casey Lau.
If you’re missing a tooth or have one that’s severely damaged or decayed, we can fill the gap with a single implant in just two office visits.
First, our staff at Mid-Valley Dental Implants will surgically place the implant fixture in your jawbone. We’ll complete this process in our Northridge office.
After the implant has fused with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration, you’ll return to our office, and we’ll secure your customized porcelain crown.
Multiple Tooth Restoration
Much like single tooth restorations, we can restore multiple holes in the same amount of visits. If you’re missing teeth, we recommend seeking professional help so that you avoid the negative effects that tooth loss carries. In regards to the adverse impacts, dental implants stimulate healthy jawbone growth and will prevent your teeth from shifting out of place.
If you’re missing multiple teeth that are nonadjacent, Drs. Terence Lau and Casey Lau may suggest restoring the various gaps with single dental implants. Alternatively, some patients are missing teeth that are adjacent to one another. In these cases, we might recommend a partial implant-supported bridge. Here, we’ll use an implant to secure a single attractive prosthetic that’s anchored to your natural teeth.
Some of our patients currently wear dentures and want a more stable option. Additionally, we have patients that are missing an entire arch of teeth. In these situations, a full-arch restoration is ideal. With our implant-supported dentures, we can secure a beautiful prosthetic that will boost the esthetics and strength of your smile.
One of the most significant advantages of a full-arch restoration is that you’ll leave our office with a functional temporary restoration after a single visit. Once your mouth adjusts to the implants, Drs. Terence Lau and Casey Lau will place your permanent restoration.
Dental Implants FAQs Answered by Dr. Lau
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer many benefits that make them an ideal tooth replacement option. They naturally integrate into your jawbone, which means they feel and work just like your natural teeth without any of the hassles of removable dentures.
Each implant is custom-crafted to match your natural teeth flawlessly and blend in with your smile. Dental implants never need to be removed for cleaning or eating and they allow you to enjoy all your favorite foods again.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of a dental implant varies on a variety of different factors such as needing a supplemental procedure to improve your oral health or how many implants will be placed.
During your consultation, Dr. Lau can help determine a more precise estimate after discussing your smile goals and examining your health. We also offer a variety of financial options to help cover the cost of your treatment.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are a very safe and effective tooth replacement option for those who are missing teeth. The titanium used for dental implants naturally bonds to your jawbone which allows for ultimate support and stability for your permanent resoration.