November 13, 2018

Tooth loss happens for a variety of reasons. Common causes of tooth loss include gum disease, tooth decay, injury and normal wear-and-tear. Dental implants are a good solution for many people with missing teeth because they are highly durable and are known to last a long time.

Dental Implant Placement

Dr. Dean Brewer is skilled in replacing missing teeth in Modesto, CA. He encourages eligible patients to consider dental implant placement for reliable, long-term restoration of dental function. Dental implants are placed in several stages. Here’s what the typical placement process looks like:

  • Brewer surgically inserts the titanium post of a dental implant into the jaw bone, then leaves the area alone to heal for up to six months.
  • The implant is surgically uncovered and an abutment is attached to the top.
  • Once the treatment site heals once again, Dr. Brewer makes a mold of the jawbone and teeth and creates a lifelike restoration that will fit perfectly into the empty space.
  • The final step of the implant placement process is to attach the restoration (porcelain crown) to the abutment.

From start to finish, the implant placement process can take many months, but it is done in stages to ensure proper healing of the bone and soft tissue. The best candidates for dental implant placement are individuals with missing teeth who still have good bone density in their jaw. If the jawbone has already degraded, bone grafting may be a viable option to prepare the jaw for an implant.

Solutions for Multiple Missing Teeth 

Unlike some tooth replacement options, dental implants are designed for long-term reliability. They are a great solution for individuals with single, multiple or a full-arch of missing teeth. Alll-on-4 Full Arch Solution is specifically intended to replace a full arch of teeth in the most affordable way possible. In this procedure, just four dental implants are used to support a prosthesis/bridge and restore dental function.

Contact Us

To learn more about dental implants or other treatments for missing teeth in Modesto, CA, call Brewer Family Dentistry. We’ll help you schedule your appointment with Dr. Brewer.



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