Tooth loss affects the appearance of your smile and makes it difficult to speak and chew comfortably.
Thanks to modern dentistry, tooth loss can be addressed with dental implants that replace tooth roots and support restorations.
At Elegant Dental Care in Loma Linda, CA, our dentists restore smiles using dental implants. Here's what implants can do for you...
A Lifelong Solution
When properly maintained, dental implants have been proven to last for 40 years or longer. While the restoration attached to the implant will eventually need to be replaced, the implant itself can provide a lifetime of support.
Traditional dentures are not secured directly to the jaw, which can lead to embarrassment when they slip out of place or click against surrounding teeth. Implants are securely attached to the jawbone, so they allow dentures to function like natural teeth.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone can begin to atrophy at the site of the missing tooth root. Dental implants provide the necessary stimulation to keep the jaw strong and healthy.
After dental implant treatment, you'll no longer have to hide your smile because of a missing tooth. You can feel better about yourself when you look in the mirror and take on the world with more confidence. Many of our implant patients choose to combine the treatment with cosmetic procedures for an even greater boost of self-esteem.
First-Class Dental Implant Treatment EXPERIENCE ELITE DENTISTRY AT ELEGANT DENTAL CARE
WHY CHOOSE US FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Our dental office utilizes advanced technology, including digital imaging tools that allow us to plan dental implant placement with exceptional precision.
In addition to traditional implants, our dentist offers mini dental implants, All-on-4® dentures, metal-free implants, the same-day Ultratooth implant, and more.
To make dentistry more accessible to everyone, we are glad to offer financing through CareCredit®, Lending Club USA, and our own in-house plans.
Dr. Sohn has been practicing dentistry in Loma Linda, CA, for more than 45 years. Over the years, he has continuously stayed up-to-date on advancements in implant dentistry.
When you choose Elegant Dental Care, you become part of our practice's family. We genuinely care for our patients, and we take pride in helping them achieve their dental goals.
How Are Dental Implants Placed? A TREATMENT TIMELINE
Traditional dental implant treatment can take several months from the beginning of treatment to the final placement of the restoration. Other varieties of implants such as mini dental implants or the Ultratooth implant can take less time. When you decide to restore your smile with traditional dental implants, you can generally expect a treatment timeline like this:
Kinds of Dental Implants
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter than regular implants and are a good alternative for patients who do not have sufficient bone density to undergo traditional implant placement.
If you are missing a full arch of teeth, you do not need an individual implant for every single missing tooth. Rather, a full denture can be securely attached to only four implants using the All-on-4 treatment method.
Minimally Invasive Implants
Developments in dentistry continually allow dentists to use less invasive techniques during implant surgery. Some of the newer implant designs are able to be inserted into the jawbone in less time and with less discomfort than ever before.
Elegant Dental Care in Loma Linda, CA, is a certified provider of the Ultratooth implant. If you lose a front tooth, we are able to place a fully-functioning restoration in just one office visit using this solution.
For patients concerned about metal allergies, we offer dental implants made of white zirconia.