Dental Implants in Corona. CA
Do you have missing teeth? Have you noticed the impact that it has on your life? Even the simple things in life, like biting into a crispy apple or smiling confidently at a new acquaintance, become a challenge.
At Dental Care of Corona, we’ve seen how missing teeth can diminish a person’s quality of life—but we know it doesn’t have to be that way. Our multi-specialty dental practice offers the most up-to-date tooth replacement options available today, including dental implants.
A tooth implant is unlike any other tooth-replacement that exists today. It is the only dental prosthetic that replaces an entire missing tooth, from root to crown.
Steps for Getting a Dental Implant at Our Corona Office
Evaluation with Our Periodontist
The first step is an evaluation with our periodontist, who uses leading-edge 3-D cone beam imaging to determine precisely where and how deep to place your tooth implant. Knowing what to expect beforehand allows Dr. Lorenz to perform a comfortable, efficient procedure and ensure optimal long-term outcomes.
Dental Implant Placement
First, our periodontist surgically places the titanium implant in your jawbone. This is an in-office procedure we perform at our Corona dental office that takes about an hour. Implant placement is done under local anesthesia, and patients report that they experienced little discomfort during or afterward.
Once the tooth implant post is placed in your jaw, we must wait several months for it to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone and tissue in the jaw.
When the implant has fused completely, we attach a tiny connector piece called an abutment to the implant. The final step is to restore the function and appearance of the implant by securing a dental prosthetic.
For single-tooth implants, we would place a crown; for two or more missing teeth, our dentists would recommend a dental bridge or partial or full hybrid denture.
The Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several benefits compared to other prosthetic tooth replacements.
A Lifetime of Use
Tooth implants become part of your dental anatomy and can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. You may need to replace the restoration that shows when you smile—crown, bridge, or denture—but the implant will stay firmly rooted in your jaw.
A Strong, Healthy Jawbone
An intact tooth has roots to help stimulate your jawbone to keep it strong and healthy. With tooth loss, there’s no root left, and your jawbone immediately starts to shrink. This reduces support for neighboring teeth, allowing them to shift and move, and putting you at risk for tooth loss. The aesthetic result is a sunken or drawn facial appearance.
A dental implant promotes a strong, healthy jawbone to prevent bone and tooth loss and support your facial features, helping you retain a youthful appearance.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts
Dr. Brock Lorenz is our periodontist and specializes in implant placement and advanced dental implant services.
A dental implant relies on a strong, healthy jawbone to support it. If you have suffered bone loss in the area, Dr. Lorenz can build it up with bone grafting and make an implant possible for you in the future.
If we detect that the position of your sinuses interferes with the placement of the implant, Dr. Lorenz can provide sinus augmentation or a sinus lift.
Learn More about Dental Implants in Corona, CA
Our dental team takes great pride in the quality of care we provide and would love to talk to you about how tooth implants can help you.
If you live in Corona or the surrounding communities of Norco, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, and beyond, please call us to get started.