Safe and Affordable Dental Implants in Covina, CA
Are you looking for an affordable, experienced implant dentist that utilizes the latest techniques in implant dentistry? Our practice in Covina, CA might be the answer to bring you the smile you have been looking for. When you visit our practice, our friendly experienced staff will make you feel at home while Dr. Rosales provides your best treatment options.
We use CT Scan using Cone Beam Technology. This advanced digital x-ray is a rotating, low radiation X-ray unit which takes hundreds of X-rays at one time. It does not cause any pain or discomfort and the procedure of scanning is completed in much less time compared with conventional X-ray tests.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the comfortable, natural-looking, and long-lasting option to missing teeth. Dental Implants are an alternative option from a bridge or a removable partial denture and are a direct replacement for a root of a tooth to hold an artificial tooth or bridge.
Dental implants are a good option for candidates that don’t want a bridge or partial denture from tooth loss by periodontal disease, failed root canal, dead tooth, or accidentally knocked their teeth out. Dental implants are a titanium screw that is surgically mounted to your jaw bone using bone-graph where your previous tooth root was attached to. A porcelain crown is then attached to the titanium implant that looks as real as the other teeth in your mouth. The main advantages are great improvement of chewing food and feeling comfortable because they feel like your own real teeth. The success rate of dental implants is very high and is becoming a popular procedure for many patients needing replacement teeth.
How long do dental implants last?
We cannot guarantee that they can last a lifetime, but, on average, they are the longest lasting dental restoration that can be provided. Maintenance is the key factor, brushing, flossing and regular visits to a dental hygienist is a must. Studies show that between 90% to almost 100% are still in place 15 years after placement.
Are they very painful?
Surprisingly not! During the procedure we make sure sufficient local anaesthetic is provided so that no pain is felt during the appointment to place the implant.
I usually advise going back to your normal routine the next day, although I have had some patients go back to work in the same day!
How long does it take to have a tooth back with dental implants?
Depending on the type of implant chosen it usually takes between 3 and 5 months between placing the implant and fitting the crown. It may take longer if there is a tooth to remove first, or there has been damage to the underlying bone. This can happen if you have an infected tooth for instance. You may then require a bone graft which can add an additional 5 to 8 months to the treatment. You will be advised if this is required at your complementary consultation visit.