Have You Considered a Dental Implant for Your Missing Tooth?

If you currently have a missing tooth (or teeth) which makes you self-conscious when you smile, we are happy to help! Dr. Amandeep S Gill and our team at Gill Family Dentistry understand how a missing tooth in your smile can affect your self-confidence and make you reluctant to smile.

Fortunately for our patients in Modesto, California, we offer dental implants to restore a missing tooth (or teeth). Dental implants can be used to replace all of your teeth, several teeth or even just one, depending on your needs.

To restore your smile, dental implants are securely planted in the jawbone. To do this, our dentist installs a biocompatible titanium screw into your jawbone where the missing tooth was located. This titanium screw acts as the tooth root by holding your implant in place securely. While the site heals after surgery, the jawbone fuses to the titanium screw.

Once the site is healed and the implant secured, our dentist attaches the tooth to the post. The type of dental restoration will depend on how many teeth are being replaced, so you may receive custom-made complete or partial dentures, a bridge or a crown. No matter what option is used, we strive to make sure that your implant is comfortable and pleasing to blend in with your smile.

At Gill Family Dentistry in Modesto, California, we encourage you to call (209) 549-1721 to find out more about dental implant restoration or to schedule your next visit with Dr. Amandeep S Gill. Our team is here for you!

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.