If you’re dealing with teeth that are lost or which may need to be extracted, the team of leading dentists at Premier Care Dental Group has provided patients from throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with the best solutions out there for replacing lost or compromised teeth.

Considering dental implants in Pasadena? Call our office at (626) 624-4560 to set up your appointment today!

Why Get Dental Implants in Pasadena?

Lost teeth are not only bad for our smiles and our ability to eat, they are also associated with a number of serious systemic issues, such as diabetes and heart disease. They are also a direct cause of bone loss in the jaw.

Dental implants are, at this point, the only solution that addresses these important health matters. They are also a lot more convenient, and our happy Premiere Care Dental Group patients typically think they look extremely natural and attractive.

It also might make you feel better knowing that Implants have been widely in use since the mid-1960s, and both the materials and procedures used have only continued to improve over the decades.

What are dental implants, exactly?

Implants are essentially the closest thing there are to real teeth and are hard to distinguish from your actual teeth. As opposed to dentures or dental bridges, implants are connected directly to the jawbone.

One or more faux roots (usually metallic) are implanted via a minor surgical procedure. Then, a temporary prosthetic tooth is placed on top of the root. Over the following months, the implant will fuse with the bone. Once healing is completed, permanent replacement teeth are placed on the implant.

In the long run, with dental implants you avoid the major problems people with dentures can run into such as trouble chewing, slippage and the steady loss of facial bone caused by resorption.

On the contrary, dental implants are the only dental restoration option that protects natural bone and actually aids in stimulating bone growth.

How many teeth can dental implants replace?

That very much depends on the overall state of your mouth and jawbone.  In theory, however, implants can replace a single missing tooth or an entire mouth’s worth of teeth. It all depends on the patient’s individual situation.

In some cases, a combination of implants, dentures, and/or bridgework may be employed.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Most people who have lost teeth can get dental implants. However, there are some important medical considerations, including the strength of the jawbone, your overall health, and whether you are a smoker. These may influence how many implants you should have. On the other hand, there are some cases where it turns out that traditional dentures and bridgework are the best solution.

How long is the recovery period?

The amount of overall healing time will differ significantly from patient to patient, but will take place over a period of months. However, Premier Care Dental Group patients agree that the results are worth investing a little time in. Also, during that time you’ll have temporary prosthetics, so you’ll experience many of the benefits very quickly.

What about cost?

It’s only natural to be concerned about the expense of any procedure. At Premier Care Dental Group, we will create a plan tailored to all of your needs, including financial considerations. When needed, we are also able to create payment plans that make it much easier to afford major dental work.

How do I start?

Just call us at (626) 795-6855. You can also fill out the contact form on this page. Our team of gentle, professional, and highly experienced dentists and dental professionals are looking forward to helping you get the most attractive and healthy smile possible.