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.
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.
Dental Implant Candidacy FAQs
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Even if you have jaw deterioration, our experienced dentists can use strengthening tactics like bone grafting and sinus lifts to build bone density. We will also treat other gum and tooth issues like gum disease before we begin your dental implant process.
The best way to find out whether you’re a candidate for dental implants is by scheduling a free consultation appointment with Drs. Terance Lau and Casey Lau. You’ll be proud to show off your stunning smile again after your dental implant procedure.
Can my son or daughter get dental implants?
Oral development isn’t complete until puberty ends. For many people, puberty can impact jaw growth through their late teens, meaning their jaw is not at its maximum density. If you’re having doubts about whether your child is ready, a free consultation with Drs. Lau can determine if it’s time for dental implants. If it isn’t time, they will recommend a more appropriate, temporary replacement option.
I have dentures, can I upgrade to dental implants?
If you currently have dentures, we will proudly upgrade you to 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 that is secured using just four to six implants.
Are dental implants painful?
During the healing process, your mouth may feel sensitive or sore. However, with ice, soft foods, and medication, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities within a few days.