Dental implants are a popular restoration used for front tooth replacement because of their natural appearance. It can also replace teeth near the back of the smile, as it is strong, stable, and functions just like natural teeth before it. Dental implants are titanium posts that Dr. Stephen Eriksen of Walnut Creek Laser Dentistry uses for restations.

How to restore dental implants

Dental implants are posts placed during oral surgery to act as a tooth root replacement. It can fix missing teeth by replacing them in a similar manner by which they function. The implant uses the jawbone to hold it in place, just like a natural tooth. This gives the patient a tooth that functions at its best, avoiding the need for partial dentures or dental bridges. Dental implants are durable and will often last a lifetime with proper care. The dental implant abutment that sits above the gum line needs to be restored using a dental restoration. This restoration may include a:

  • Dental crown
  • Dental bridge
  • Full denture

The one right for a patient depends on how many teeth they have lost and the purpose of the dental implant. During an initial evaluation, our team can assess an individual to decide if the dental implant is right for their unique needs.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants require a healthy bone structure to place them in the jaw successfully. This ensures that the implant does not fail and surgery is unsuccessful. Determining candidacy starts with x-rays to check for bone. If there is not enough bone to place a dental implant, patients may want to consider an alternative or think about preparatory services such as bone grafting to prepare the area for future placement. Our team provides placement and restoration of dental implants, and provides the Neodent brand of dental implants to ensure quality and longevity.

Request more information about dental implants today

If you live in or around Walnut Creek, California, and are ready to work with a dental provider with over two decades of experience in the community, contact Dr. Stephen Eriksen and his team to learn more. Our facility is located at 2021 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite #A2, and can be reached by phone at (925) 962-2120. We accept new patients and families ready for the best care in the area with our staff that offers general, cosmetic, and laser dentistry.