Salinas Dental Implants
If you lose a tooth or teeth, Blanco Circle Dental Care can help. Dental implants are permanent, natural-looking restorations that can give you back your confident smile.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a durable solution that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth! This is possible thanks to a titanium anchor that is surgically implanted into your jaw bone. If you think a dental implant might be the right choice for you, Dr. Klugman will conduct a thorough evaluation of your bone structure and oral health; and if he determines you are a good candidate for the procedure, he can perform the entire procedure right here in our office.
Dental implants imitate nature as the surrounding bone tissue fuses with the titanium post, which creates a stable foundation for your restoration. After the anchor is secured, Dr. Klugman will attach a color-matched, porcelain crown that will blend flawlessly with your natural teeth.
Implant-Retained Bridges and Dentures
If you have lost several teeth, dental implants can act as anchors for a bridge or denture. That means no more worrying that your teeth will slip around or fall out when you are least expecting it -- dental implants add stability to the bite and reassure patients that their restorations will remain securely in place while eating, speaking, and laughing.
An implant-retained bridge replaces missing teeth when there are still healthy ones remaining in the gum line. It can be fixed or removable. By replacing the missing teeth as well as their roots, dental implants keep the remaining natural teeth healthy and where they should be in the gum line. Without a comprehensive tooth replacement, the jawbone may shrink and cause the remaining teeth to get loose, shift around, or fall out.
A complete denture retained by dental implants replaces all the missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. It won’t slip around or rub blisters in your soft oral tissues. You won’t need an implant for each missing tooth -- a complete denture can be held in place on as few as six dental implants.
Mini Dental Implants
At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we also place mini dental implants when the traditional method isn’t the best solution for your oral health needs. Just like the name suggests, mini dental implants are like traditional implants -- but smaller. At their largest, mini implants are half as wide as traditional ones.
Mini dental implants can be placed and restored with the prosthetic teeth in just a few hours. They can secure a single crown, a bridge, or new dentures. Mini implants can also be used to retain an existing denture that is loose or uncomfortable.
The procedure for mini dental implants is completed in a single appointment and requires only minimally invasive surgery that can be performed under local anesthesia. Healing times are shorter compared to traditional dental implants. That makes mini dental implants a good option for patients with limited budgets, people with certain health problems affecting the immune system, or those who would need to undergo a bone augmentation procedure before receiving their implants.
Compared to traditional dental implants, mini dental implants offer the following benefits.
- Can be completed on the same day
- Minimally invasive
- Usually require only local anesthesia for total comfort
- May be more affordable than conventional implants
- Eliminate the need for preparatory bone graft procedures
- Can secure an existing denture
Request an Appointment Today!
If you’re already missing or on the brink of losing one or more teeth, it’s time for you to find out whether or not dental implants are a good fit for your smile. We invite you to request an appointment at Blanco Circle Dental Care today!