Posts for tag: Dental Implants

By Brookside Dental Care
July 31, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

How dental implants from your dentists in Stockton, CA, can restore your smile

If you are missing teeth and need to rebuild your smile, then you need to learn about dental implants. With the ability to replicate the look Dental Implantand feel of natural teeth, implants are often considered today's ideal tooth replacement option. Here at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, our dentists, Drs. Alexander Pritsky, Ravneet Nijjar, and Emil Tanaseoffer use dental implants to restore patient smiles—read on to learn if this treatment is right for you!


The benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are a popular option to replace either a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, as well as to provide a supportive denture framework. They are popular for a number of good reasons, including how they are:

  • Naturally beautiful, because the dental implant crown material reflects light, making it look just like natural tooth enamel
  • Long-lasting, because dental implants never decay. Furthermore, the dental implant crown material resists staining, so your dental implants will stay beautiful for years
  • Completely stable, because dental implants are firmly embedded in bone, ensuring that they never move around
  • Convenient, because you brush and floss dental implants right along with your natural teeth

Additionally, dental implants boast a success rate of over 95% according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. They are so successful because dental implants are made of titanium, a uniquely biocompatible material that your bone naturally fuses with.


Dental implant procedure

Your treatment begins with a simple in-office procedure, during which the implant placed in your jaw. Afterward, there is a healing period where the jawbone fills in and fuses around the implant, locking it in place. Once the area has healed, a beautiful crown is placed on top of the implant, and your new smile is complete!


Interested? Give us a call!

If you need to rebuild your smile, choose the option that is closest to your natural teeth. Choose dental implants! To find out more about the benefits of dental implants and what treatment can do for you, call the dentists at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA. Dial (209) 952-8804 today to schedule a consultation.

By Brookside Dental Care
May 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Your dentist in Fresno, CA, can rebuild your smile with dental implants

Your smile is your trademark, as it is often the first thing people notice when they meet you. Consequently, on top of the detrimental healthimplant effects, losing teeth often also leads to the loss of self-esteem and self-confidence. If you are suffering from an incomplete smile, then it’s time to rebuild it with dental implants! Dr. Alexander Pritsky at Fresno Dental Implants and Periodontics in Fresno, CA, uses these restorations to give you back a beautiful smile.


More about implants

If you are missing teeth, you and your smile deserve the best tooth replacement available: dental implants! Implants offer benefits that simply can’t be matched by other dental appliances or bridgework.

When you choose dental implants, you can count on:

  • A naturally-beautiful appearance, because dental implant crowns are made of high-grade dental ceramic that is light-reflective, just like natural tooth enamel
  • Complete stability, because dental implants are firmly embedded in bone, making it so that they will never move around, unlike dental appliances
  • Conservative treatment, because your dentist only prepares the area of the implant, not the adjacent teeth, which is required with dental bridges
  • Easy maintenance, because you brush and floss your dental implants just like your natural teeth
  • Convenience, because you never remove dental implants, unlike dental appliances
  • Long-term beauty, because dental implants will never decay and they resist staining

Dental implants also help you conserve and maintain bone, unlike dental appliances, which can cause bone to diminish over time. When dental implants are placed, your body creates more bone to fuse with the dental implants. When you have more bone, it gives you a firmer jawline and more youthful facial contours.

Dental implants are an excellent choice to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They can also provide a strong, firm foundation for overdentures.

According to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants boast a success rate of over 95 percent, making implants an excellent tooth replacement option for just about everyone!


Interested? Give us a call!

You need to discover the benefits of dental implants for yourself. Dial (559) 298-3900 today to set up an appointment with Dr. Alexander Pritsky of Fresno Dental Implants and Periodontics in Fresno, CA!

By Brookside Dental Care
January 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Implant ModelIt's important to understand what you're getting into when it comes to health-related procedures. At Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, California, Dr. Alexander Pritsky believes in educating his patients on all the dental procedures and treatments he offers. Since dental implants are fairly new, a lot of patients have questions about them. Below are some of the answers to a few of the common questions we hear regarding implant dentistry.


Do dental implants hurt?

Most people who have had dental implants are surprised at the simplicity of the procedure. Since the post closes off the incision, there is no open wound as there would be with a tooth extraction. This means there's no downtime afterwards and the site heals quickly and without a need for bandages or dressings. As with any dental procedure, your Stockton dentist will use the latest in anesthetics to make sure you're comfortable and relaxed while it's happening.


Do I have to remove my dental implants?

Dental implants are an amazing restoration for many reasons, one of them being that they're completely permanent! That means they never need to be taken out for cleaning or adjustment. All you need to do to care for your implants is to make sure you're brushing and flossing regularly, as well as keeping current on your checkups with your Stockton dentist, and then you can keep them in place for decades to come.


Are dental implants expensive?

As you discuss dental implant pricing with your Stockton dentist, you may be wondering about the cost difference between implants and other tooth restorations. As we discussed above, dental implants are designed to be totally permanent and maintenance free. This means that you won't need to worry about scheduling appointments to have them adjusted or refitted. The other cost and time-saving aspect of implant dentistry is that their permanent nature means that your other natural teeth are "tricked" into thinking that it's a natural tooth, so they won't shift out of place or loosen as they otherwise would.

If you have further questions about implant dentistry, Dr. Alexander Pritsky would be happy to answer them! Contact Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, at (209) 952-8804 to schedule a consultation with him.

By Brookside Dental Care
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants   dentures  

People have depended on dentures for generations—and they still do. That's because they work, both in restoring dental function and a smile marred by missing teeth.

But they have one major drawback related to bone health. That's because living bone has a life cycle: as older cells die, new ones form to take their place. The pressure generated when we chew stimulates this growth. But when this stimulus goes missing along with the teeth, the cell replacement rate slows and bone volume and density gradually diminishes.

Traditional dentures can't transmit this chewing pressure stimulus. And because they rest directly on the gum ridges, they can adversely affect the underlying bone and actually accelerate bone loss.

But implant technology potentially solves this bone loss problem with dentures by using implants rather than the gums to support them. It's a two-fold benefit: first, the implants relieve much of the irritation to the gums and bone caused by traditional dentures. Primarily, though, the implants themselves can slow or even stop continuing bone loss.

Most implants are made of titanium, not only because it's compatible with the body, but also because it has an affinity with bone. Over time bone cells grow on the titanium post imbedded in the jawbone. This process not only creates stability and durability, it can improve bone health.

In recent years dentists have incorporated implants with dentures to create two exciting treatment options. With one option, the dentist installs two or more implants in the jaw, to which a specially fitted removable denture can be attached. You would still have the ease of removing the denture for cleaning, while gaining greater stability and a reduced risk of bone loss.

The other option is a fixed denture (or bridge) attached permanently to implants. For this option, a patient's jawbone must be adequate and healthy enough to support at least four to six implants. A fixed denture is also often costlier and more complex than a removable denture, but it can feel more like real teeth. It also promotes better bone health too.

Although both options are more expensive than traditional dentures, they can pay dividends for long-term dental health. Implants could help you enjoy your new dentures and resulting smile for a long time to come.

If you would like more information on dental implant-supported restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Overdentures & Fixed Dentures.”

By Brookside Dental Care
October 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Are you interested in dental implants but a little hesitant about the surgery? Don’t be—this procedure to imbed an implant’s titanium post in the jawbone is relatively minor with little to no discomfort for most patients.

Some time before, however, we’ll need to pre-plan the surgery to pinpoint the best location for the implant, critical to achieving a solid hold and a life-like appearance. During these first visits we often create a surgical guide, a device inserted in the mouth during surgery that identifies the exact location for the hole (or channel) in the bone we’ll drill to insert the implant.

On surgery day, we’ll prepare you for a pain-free and relaxing experience. If you’re normally anxious about dental work, we may prescribe a sedative for you to take ahead of time. As we begin we’ll thoroughly numb the area with local anesthesia to ensure you won’t feel any pain.

The surgery begins with an incision through the gum tissue to access the underlying bone. Once it’s exposed, we’ll insert the surgical guide and begin a drilling sequence to gradually increase the size of the channel. This takes time because we want to avoid damaging the bone from overheating caused by friction.

Once we’ve created a channel that matches precisely the implant’s size and shape, we’ll remove the implant from its sterile packaging and immediately fit and secure it in the channel. We’ll then take x-rays to ensure it’s in the best position possible.

Satisfied we’ve properly situated and secured the implant, we’ll suture the gum tissue back in place to protect the implant with or without attaching a healing abutment to it as it fully integrates with the jawbone over the next few months (after which you’ll come back to receive your permanent crown). After a short recovery, you’ll return to full activity. Most patients only experience mild to moderate discomfort usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen.

While implantation is a long process, you’ll be obtaining what’s considered by most dentists and their patients as the most durable and life-like tooth replacement available. Your new attractive smile will be well worth it.

If you would like more information on dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implant Surgery: What to Expect Before, During and After.”