Missing teeth prevent you from eating the foods you love, including healthier and crunchier foods like raw vegetables. Missing teeth can also change the way you speak, lead to bone loss in your jaw, promote tooth shifting, and even lead to future tooth loss.
At El Dorado Family Dental, our cosmetic dentist is one of the most accomplished implant specialists around, and he understands the impact of tooth loss. Dr. Albik simply wants to help you reclaim your smile. He also offers free dental implant consultations!
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a thin titanium post implanted in your jaw. This post is durable and, after healing, becomes the foundation for your restoration tooth.
The Dental Implant Process
The first step is a comprehensive exam in our El Dorado Hills, CA dental office. Dr. Albik will examine your mouth thoroughly and likely take x-rays to determine the quality of your jawbone and the placement of your upper sinus.
When teeth are missing, your jawbone shrinks. In some cases, Dr. Albik has to perform bone grafting to allow a secure foundation for your dental implant.
If there is adequate space between your upper jaw and sinus, Dr. Albik may also have to perform a sinus lift.
In either case, our dentist will make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable—we offer several types of sedation dentistry in El Dorado Hills, CA.
If you’re found to be a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Albik will schedule you for implant placement.
Common reasons that patients like you have decided to schedule a visit with our dental office to discuss implant treatment options include:
- Feeling self-conscious about a gap in their smile
- Missing tooth is affecting the way they speak
- Missing molar makes it hard to chew properly
- Failing to treat a missing tooth or teeth causing teeth to shift
- Missing teeth can lead to bone loss
Single Tooth Dental Implants
A single implant will be used to replace a missing tooth’s root. With a single tooth implant, there is no treatment needed for the natural teeth next to the implant.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Bridges
With a treatment plan that requires replacing multiple missing or damaged teeth, Dr. Albik may suggest an implant-supported bridge or denture. Depending on the number of teeth being replaced, an implant supported bridge is a great option that does not rely on healthy adjacent teeth for support.
If you have full tooth loss, Dr. Albik will place implant posts into the upper or lower jawbone to act as tooth roots. When these posts fuse with your jawbone, he will attach an implant-supported denture.
Dr. Albik is an expert implantologist and can often implant a full denture using only four implant posts. His expertise includes:
- Dental implant single tooth replacement
- Dental implant-supported dentures
- Dental implant-supported bridges and prosthetics
- All-on-4 is a full arch of beautiful restoration teeth stabilized with four dental implants
- Overdentures that rely on implant posts that are removable for easy cleaning and snap onto the implants for optimal stability
Patients who are missing most or all of their teeth are usually excellent candidates for overdentures. However, there is a certain amount of jawbone that is required for an overdenture. In order for a dental implant to be successful long-term, it must be completely surrounded with bone. Therefore, patients who have suffered extensive bone atrophy may not qualify for this type of teeth replacement option.
The Gold Standard
Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement—especially when you have a highly-skilled implant dentist on your side!
Dental implants not only give you your smile back, but they help maintain your jawbone and promote better oral health.
Guided Implant Surgery for Best Placement
- Higher success rates
- Same-day navigated surgery
- Faster treatments and planning
Our advanced dental technology and equipment allow Dr. Albik to maximize your dental implant results. As one of the go-to offices for dental implants in El Dorado Hills, CA we are devoted to staying ahead of the curve in implant dentistry.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Dr. Albik has performed successful dental implant placements across California, and he invites you to schedule a consultation today.
We provide dental implant dentistry to patients in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Cameron Park, Placerville, Fair Oaks, Rancho Murieta, Shingle Springs, Orangevale, and across the state!