Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Fresno area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental issue.
Dentist Art Mirelez, considered one of the best dentists in CA – California, has proficiency with cosmetic and ideal restorative care.
In the past, if a patient in Fresno had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, CA – California dentists regularly suggested dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, industry-leading dental implants have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most Clovis patients. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.
A tooth implant provides many vital advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:
Longevity – Dental implants are heavy-duty and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic problems, these can generally be repaired with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is necessary.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.
Let’s explain the tooth implant method:
If you are interested in getting a tooth implant, call Mirelez Wellness Dental at 559-761-1871 to schedule a tooth implant consultation. Dentist Mirelez practices in the greater Clovis area from Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno. Dr. Mirelez will perform an exam, take x-rays and counsel with you. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, the process will begin.
Plaster dental impressions of both upper and lower plates will be taken. Dentist Mirelez will perfectly place the titanium implant, which looks like a dark screw, into the bone of your jaw. Over the next couple of months, the bone and implant will bond together to form a new root for your new tooth.
After the necessary time has passed for bonding of the bone and implant, an extension (called an abutment) is placed on top of the initial implant post. This post extension is then capped with a temporary tooth. Meanwhile, the team of professionals at our lab will shape your new, permanent crown.
Dr. Mirelez will then put the beautiful permanent crown on top of the full post. This tooth will match your other teeth to create a wonderful new smile. You will find that the comfort is the same as your natural teeth, to the point that you may even forget which tooth is the implant. The upkeep is the same, with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups necessary.
If you want to know if a tooth implant is right for you or desire details about smile makeovers, call Mirelez Wellness Dental for more details. We look forward to meeting you!