Insights on the Process of Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant

Missing a tooth in any part of your mouth can seriously impair your ability to chew food. As time passes, additional complications are likely to arise. The surrounding teeth might start to twist and drift toward the void. This can result in alignment problems and chips in the corresponding teeth in your bite.

To prevent this from happening, your dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill, will often recommend having the tooth restored by a dental implant in Modesto, California.

The number of steps involved in the process could vary depending on the unique details of your mouth.

If the loss of the tooth compromised the bone tissues in the area, you might need to have a bone graft installed beforehand. This will restore sufficient bone structure so you can securely anchor a titanium abutment implant.

Dr. Amandeep S Gill will then refer you to an oral surgeon who will install the implant. The oral surgeon will make a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will be made into the bone. A titanium implant will then be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.

Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will become one with your natural bone in a process known as osseointegration.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Amandeep S Gill will take an impression. This will be sent to the dental lab where a permanent crown will be fashioned from porcelain, gold or base metal alloys.

If you are missing a tooth in your mouth, you should call Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant.

Invisalign® Braces Can Covertly Align Your Smile

Many of our patients want the beautiful, straight teeth that braces can bring them, but don’t want the distracting appearance of metal braces. For these patients, we may indeed have the perfect solution.

Invisalign® invisible aligners are orthodontic straighteners that are virtually unnoticeable. They are thermoformed plastic trays that slowly bring your teeth into alignment while never drawing attention to themselves.

The aligners gently straighten your teeth using the precise application of pressure. Each tray is used for a few weeks and has a specific purpose in aligning your teeth. Dr. Amandeep S Gill maps out each step in the process beforehand so each tooth is moved at the appropriate time.

Another feature that adds to their great convenience is that they can be removed. No traditional metal brace is able to do that, and it makes many parts of life much more convenient. Eating and brushing teeth can take place normally as if you didn’t even have braces.

If you are dissatisfied with a crooked smile and would like to learn more about Invisalign® or any of our other dental services, please call Gill Family Dentistry in Modesto, California, today. Our dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill, would be happy to assist you.