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Lin Adams, DDS | Dental Implants in Loma Linda

Lin Adams, DDS

11382 Mountain View Ave, Ste B
Loma Linda, CA 92354

(909) 796-7303

Dental Implants
 

                        
Dental implants are an effective and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They can be a better alternative than other options such as a bridge which requires the adjacent teeth to be altered or a removable appliance to replace a tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to prepare the site and then place the implant which is a biocompatible material that simulates the root of the missing tooth. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you may have a temporary appliance so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

 
 
 
Loma Linda Dentist | Dental Implants. Lin Adams is a Loma Linda Dentist.