Making the decision to choose dental implants in Lafayette, CA means a patient is investing in their oral health and overall wellbeing. This advanced procedure for tooth replacement is often a permanent solution for most patients, meaning their new smile can last them a lifetime.
But with such a permanent solution, patients need results that both look good and will stand the test of time. This is where an experienced doctor who understands how teeth should look within a smile can make a difference in the long run for a patients new smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular treatment option for people who have lost teeth due to tooth decay, injury or age. Dental implants in Lafayette, CA are small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Over time, the bone grows around the implant, anchoring it in place. Then, a dental crown is attached to the implant, creating a natural-looking replacement tooth. Dental Implants provide a stable foundation for dentures or bridges as well.
Dental implant surgery is generally safe, and most people have no problems after the surgery. In the United States, about 80% of people who need dental implants have them performed by a single dentist. About 20% to 30% of people who need dental implants have them performed in a specialist practice such as an implant dentistry office.
Dental implants are becoming increasingly common in the United States. In 2014, more than 81,000 people had dental implants in the U.S., and this number is steadily increasing. They are also considered an alternative to dentures.
Blend New Teeth Into Your Smile Seamlessly
Since dental implants are made of a synthetic material, their shade can be adjusted depending on the patient’s needs. However, getting a dental implant that is too unnaturally white will stand out in the smile if all the surrounding natural teeth are a different coloration. This means having a doctor that can pick a tooth color that matches the patient’s smile’s natural coloration will help the new tooth blend in and look more natural within the smile.
Match The Size And Shape Of Existing Teeth
Getting a tooth that matches the size and shape of existing teeth is important to blend the smile and ensure the jaw closes properly. A patient’s new dental implants need to be a proper size and shape to fit within the mouth and not cause misalignment or chipping of other teeth.
With a tooth that looks too long, or doesn’t match its opposite teeth, the patient can suffer from long-term jaw pain as the mouth constantly has to realign to correct the bite. Having a dental crown designed to match the old tooth’s size and shape will make a big difference in the way the bite comes together.
Ensure A Long-Lasting Smile
When a dental crown is created by an experienced doctor who utilizes advanced technology effectively, the crown can often last for many, many years. A crown that is made of inferior material and not properly designed will often cause a patient undue headache’s and may need to be replaced several years after it is placed.
When choosing dental implants, patients want to be able to rely on their new teeth for a lifetime. So having a crown patients can trust will improve the overall implant process and ensure their smile stays healthy and complete for a lifetime.
Get Your Best Smile Yet Using Dental Crowns!
Restoring a patient’s chipped, decayed, or damaged tooth with a crown can certainly be a great, image changing experience. However, for the crown to be long lasting, a dental professional that has the experience and advanced technology, such as the CEREC® procedure, can give patients a brand-new smile all in just one day!
Advanced Technology That Is Used For Dental Crowns
Advanced technology has been used in the dental field for many years. Dental crowns are a good example of this. Crowns are a type of restoration that is made from the surrounding tooth structure and gum. Crowns are also used to restore teeth that have been lost or damaged due to accidents, diseases or aging. They can be made from any material that is good for the surrounding tooth structure, including gold and silver.
The use of advanced technology, such as CEREC same day crowns, has allowed dentists to create crowns that are much more durable and look more natural than traditional dental crowns, and often last longer.
Historically, restorations would start with taking teeth impressions that can be messy and uncomfortable, followed by sending them to an off-site lab that can often take weeks to receive custom fitting restorations.
However, with CEREC® technology, there is no need for impressions, saving time, but still resulting in precise crown fitting with high quality materials. Instead of impressions, modern, 3D images are taken of the patients’ teeth, which will be used as a foundation for their custom crown after the skilled dental professional thoroughly analyzes the images and carefully designs the restoration.
Grinding and milling of the restoration can occur for dentists who have in-house, on-site labs, resulting in a ceramic crown that is precisely created for every patients’ mouth, meeting their own individual needs. This results in a very natural looking, functioning, strong and durable restoration received in record fast time.
About The Practice
Dr Andrew Ferrier has extensive knowledge and experience in this type of advanced technology and crown restoration creation, along with additional restorative options such as dental implants, bridges, full mouth reconstruction, and general dentistry, preventive tooth care.
Dr Ferrier and the talented team at East Bay Healthy Smiles offer top notch services in a caring, compassionate environment, as they understand how important a great smile can be and its impact on a person’s self-esteem and looks.
Dr Andrew Ferrier and the fantastic team at East Bay Healthy Smiles in Lafayette, CA offers several restoration services using modern technology, including dental implants, crowns, and bridges. The team can place many of these options in as little as one day and have several wonderful patient testimonies that highlights the extensive expertise, knowledge, and experience of Dr Ferrier and the talented team at East Bay Healthy Smiles.
The team also offers additional cosmetic dentistry services, periodontal care, and sedation dentistry, to ensure the patients smile is taken care of from every aspect, including gum and bone health, and restoration in a virtually pain-free environment!
Schedule An Appointment
Trying to find out how we can help create a customized dental crown for your implants in Lafayette, CA? Reach out to our doctor, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS, in our East Bay Healthy Smiles office to schedule an appointment with us today!