The Premiere Dental Implant Surgeon in Orange County

There are many reasons to consider dental implants, whether you have experienced damage due to an accident, trauma, or tooth decay. Hales Parker Dentistry strives to provide our clients with the solutions they need for a perfect smile. Unfortunately, there are times when it may be impossible to save a tooth, but in case one or more teeth need to be replaced, dental implants are the optimal solution.  

 

Missing teeth can ultimately lead to functional chewing issues, an impact on the bite, a change in the aesthetics of the smile, and self-esteem issues. You deserve to have confidence in your smile and be proud to show off your teeth when laughing or speaking. Dental implants are an excellent option for a long-term solution and tooth replacement and act like natural teeth.

Having implant dentistry all done in one place in Ladera Ranch is highly convenient for Dr. Parker’s patients. From diagnosis to completion of the crown or other restoration, we will be with you at each step. Reach out to our office to schedule your consultation today. 

What Are Dental Implants?

If you are interested in dental implants, our dentists at Hales Parker Dentistry will take the time to speak with you one-on-one for a dental implant consultation so you can learn how simple a tooth implant is.

A tooth implant is a small piece of titanium that easily replaces the tooth's root. We place the dental implants where the roots of your teeth are and then place crowns on top to create the perfect smile. There are three pieces to dental implants:

  1. The dental implants themselves

  2. The abutment, which interfaces with the tooth implant.

  3. The dental crown, which is placed on top of the abutment.

Dental implants can be used to help snap-in dentures tight, replace multiple missing teeth with a bridge, or simply support a single tooth.

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Full Mouth Dental Implants

At Hales Parker Dentistry, we will go the extra mile to give you your dream smile. Sometimes more than one tooth needs to be replaced, and replacing several or all teeth is an option thanks to the advanced dental implant technology we use. Unfortunately, tooth loss is very common in adults, especially as we age. More than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper and lower teeth, so you are not alone if this is something you are experiencing. We strive to give you the confidence you need and want, and instead of dealing with some of the obstacles that dentures may present, a full-mouth dental implant restoration might be suitable for you.

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

At Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch near Rancho Santa Margarita, we offer 3D cone beam X-Rays to ensure that you are a good candidate for dental implants. The 3D X-Ray enables us to be more precise because it provides greater detail and a more comprehensive view of the entire mouth. To provide our patients with the most successful and stunning results, we analyze the overall oral and bone health for proper planning. Once we create the perfect plan for your smile, our dentists will precisely place and guide the tooth implant into the correct spot in your mouth, creating the perfect smile.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants act like your natural teeth and require regular brushing and flossing. The implant screw can last a lifetime when taking the correct precautions, such as receiving regular dental check-ups every six months. The crown can last about 15 years before needing a replacement due to natural wear and tear. However, maintaining excellent dental hygiene can extend the crown's life past 15 years. Depending on the location of your dental implant can also be a factor in predicting its lifetime. Implants in the rear of the mouth are used more often when chewing and are expected to wear out more quickly than the implants in the front of the mouth. 

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