The Best-Looking Tooth Replacement Available

Dental implants in Irvine, CA, have the benefit of being the most natural-looking tooth replacement option. They are self-supporting, so there’s no attachment to neighboring teeth or plastic support to give them away.

Instead, Irvine dental implants can snuggle in among your natural gum tissue, even retaining the small papillae around them, the parts of your gums that rise between your teeth.

The dental crown is made of a ceramic that artfully mimics the color and translucency of your natural teeth. The only possible problem is for people who have thin or highly translucent gums that can show the gray dental implant root. But if this is you, we can use metal-free dental implants that more precisely mimic the color of your natural tooth root.

Dental Implants Support Themselves

Another benefit of dental implants in Irvine is that they support themselves and don’t need to rely on neighboring teeth for help staying in place. A partial denture uses hooks and clasps that can wear on neighboring teeth and can lead to cavities there.

A dental bridge is attached to dental crowns placed over neighboring teeth. This creates a strong unit, but it also weakens the teeth used to support the dental bridge, and sometimes it can even cause a formerly healthy tooth to fail.

But Irvine dental implants are attached to your jawbone, similar to the way natural teeth are. This means they have their own support. This has the benefit of distributing force evenly in the mouth, so you don’t lose any biting force—and don’t jeopardize your remaining teeth.

Being secure in your jawbone means you can continue to enjoy all the foods you liked before. There are no diet restrictions if you have dental implants.

A side benefit of supporting themselves is that dental implants are the only tooth replacement option n Irvine, CA, that stimulates your jawbone. Normally, your body will remove jawbone once the tooth it supports is gone. Loss of bone in the jaw can cause a visible collapse in the gums under a partial denture or dental bridge. It can also affect your facial appearance and put you at risk for a jawbone fracture.

Romantic Couple Embracing Indoors with happy, natural looking smiles thanks to dental implants

You Have Dental Implant Options in Irvine

A major benefit of dental implants in Irvine, CA, is the number of dental implant options available. Everyone’s dental situation is different, and below are some of the types of dental implants offered at Rice Dentistry in Irvine, California:

All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-X dental implants – also known as Teeth in a Day – are a revolutionary dental procedure allowing you to get an entire arch of teeth using just four dental implants. You can receive a mouth of replacement teeth in essentially one visit.

All-on-4 dental implants are a good option for those who would otherwise need a bone graft to  receive dental implants. This procedure is minimally invasive and requires less surgery – and thus less healing time – than other dental implant procedures.

Implant Dentures

Having your dentures permanently attached to dental implants makes them non-removable, which allows them to appear and function like your normal teeth.

Other dentists typically offer plastic teeth, but at Rice Dentistry in Irvine, CA, we offer high-quality ceramic teeth. Ceramic teeth are not only durable, but they resemble the color and luster of natural teeth.

Metal-Free Dental Implants

If you are looking for a metal-free dental implant in Irvine, you have the option of dental implants made of zirconia, which is a type of ceramic material strong enough to withstand the force of chewing. 

Metal-free dental implants are a great option for patients with titanium allergies or thin gums. 

Dental Implants Are Meant to Last a Lifetime

Because dental implants stimulate your body to maintain the bone in your jaw, they remain firmly anchored for a long time. The first dental implants ever placed remained in place for four decades before the man died—his implants still in place and still functional. 

This is not unusual, as dental implants regularly stay in place for three decades or more. Sometimes, they might need to have the dental crown on top replaced, but with proper care, they should be long-lasting.

Regarding Irvine dental implants, “proper care” means doing the same things you were supposed to do with your natural teeth. Just brush, floss, and see the dentist regularly.

If you would like to learn more about dental implant benefits in irvine, please contact Rice Dentistry in Irvine for an appointment.