Quality Dental Implants in La Canada Flintridge

Missing teeth can negatively affect your confidence and lead to dental complications like teeth shifting out of alignment and jawbone shrinkage. Fortunately, one of the best ways to replace one or multiple teeth is with dental implants. At the dental practice of Stephen C Albertson DDS, we offer extensive dental implant restoration options and work with a trusted specialist for placement. Whether you're missing a single tooth or an entire arch of teeth, our office has the right restorative options for you.

One of the hallmarks of our office is that we strive to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their visit. Our team will treat you kindly and respectfully as if you were our family. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the beautiful and functional smile of your dreams. Call us today to schedule your next appointment with our La Canada Flintridge implant dentist!


Breaking Down Dental Implants

A dental implant serves to replace a tooth from root to crown. They're normally made of titanium or other durable, body-safe materials. Dr. Albertson works with a trusted specialist to surgically place the implant post into your jawbone. Afterward, the abutment is secured to your implant post and will rest just above your gum line. The abutment is what connects your implant to a restoration of your choosing. Finally, we'll restore your implant post with a permanent, tooth-shaped restoration.

Dental implants consist of three components:

  1. Implant Post
  2. Abutment
  3. Restoration

Ensuring You're an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate

During your initial exam, Dr. Albertson will sit down with you to discuss any issues that may need to be addressed before treatment can begin. We are more than happy to answer any questions that come to mind so you can feel confident about your procedure. Our La Canada Flintridge implant dentist will weigh several factors when determining if you're an ideal candidate, including:

  • Medical history: We'll look at your medical history and any medications you're on. Various medical conditions can jeopardize the success of dental implants, including autoimmune diseases like arthritis and diabetes that can cause delayed healing and other post-operative issues.
  • Gum condition: Your gums play a significant role in the success of dental implants as they are what stabilize them. Healthy gums can lead to good dental implant functionality and longevity. We offer numerous treatments to help your gums get back on track.
  • Jawbone health: Your jawbone is what holds your dental implant in place. If your jaw doesn't have isn't strong enough, your implant can't withstand daily biting and chewing. Dr. Albertson will review your options if you have a thin or brittle jawbone to help get it healthy enough for placement.

Our Restorative Options

Over the years, we've improved our restorative offerings to meet all your needs. Our practice can replace one, multiple, or an entire arch of teeth. We offer various implant-supported restorations, including:

Crowns: An implant-supported crown may be the perfect option for patients missing a single tooth. An implant-supported crown replaces your entire tooth from root to crown. We can also place crowns in any section of your smile, from beautiful front teeth to sturdy molars.

Bridges: An implant-supported bridge is ideal if you need to replace up to three teeth in a row. This restorative appliance uses two dental implants placed on either side of it to anchor the bridge. We'll customize your bridge to match the natural appearance of your smile.

Dentures: If you enjoy the comfort and feel of dentures, implant-supported dentures provide a similar experience with additional improvements like stimulating your jawbone health. Our Implant-supported dentures can replace an entire arch of missing teeth, and you'll be able to care for them like you would your natural teeth.

All-on-4®: Our practice is proud to provide All-on-4 dentures. Should you qualify for the process, this restorative option provides secure and reliable fixed dentures with only four dental implants. All-on-4 can reduce your overall time in the exam chair and shorten your recovery time.

Dental Implants FAQs

If you have questions about dental implants, our team is here for you. Whether you'd like to know if you must change your diet or how to care for your implants, we can give you the information you need. Some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants include:

Do I have to change my diet with dental implants?

Not at all. Once your restoration has fully healed, you can continue consuming the same beverages and foods that you would with your natural teeth.

Your implant posts are permanent. However, removing and repairing your restoration is relatively simple if it becomes damaged.

Our practice works with a trusted dental implant specialist to provide you with extensive pretreatment options, like bone grafts and sinus lifts.

Your Skilled La Canada Flintridge Implant Dentist

At the dental office of Stephen C Albertson DDS, we are passionate about helping improve your smile with quality dental implant restorations. We work hard to make your overall experience as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. From single-tooth replacements to placing an entire arch of dental implants, our practice is here for you. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and get the La Canada Flintridge dental implants you need!



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