Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in Laguna Hills
High-quality, gentle teeth replacement
When missing teeth are not replaced, certain problems can develop, such as aesthetic issues, deterioration of the underlying jawbone and bite misalignment, which is caused by the shifting of teeth toward the empty spaces.
Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard solution for missing teeth. Dr. Conkle and Dr. Garcia have studied at a leading institute for dental implant technology, and they have considerable training and experience in placing all types of dental implants.
Dr. Garcia and Dr. Conkle excel at making patients feel comfortable during implant and teeth-replacement procedures. They are gentle and precise in their work, and they will use their great communication skills to explain everything to you and make you feel calm throughout your treatment.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed in the jawbone as a tooth-like root. It can be topped by a crown, bridge or denture.
Implant-supported restorations are considered to be the modern solution for missing teeth. They have the same look, feel and function as real teeth, and they can last a lifetime with proper care. The more dental implants that are placed for support, the more stable and functional your restoration will be.
For replacing single teeth, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Conkle consider a single dental implant to be the superior solution. Other options include a bridge or partial denture.
A traditional dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth that is supported by crowns attached to the adjacent teeth. The problem is: healthy adjacent teeth need to be shaved down to accommodate the bulk of the crowns. Dental implants do not require healthy teeth to be altered and damaged.
Bridges tend to have short lives, about five to ten years. Comparatively, a dental implant can last a lifetime. So while a bridge can sometimes be more economical initially, in the long run a dental implant can cost you less.
For replacing multiple teeth, the doctors offer a number of options, including implants, bridges and partial dentures. They recommend implant-supported restorations such as single dental implants with crowns, implant-supported bridges or implant-supported partial dentures.
With implant-supported restorations, adjacent teeth aren’t required to be cut down or altered, and patients get optimum comfort, function and chewing power. As with single-tooth implants, implants used for replacing multiple teeth help to keep the jawbone stimulated so that bone decay doesn’t occur.
Replacing all your teeth
The doctors are well-trained and experienced in treatments for replacing all of your teeth.
All-on-4® New Teeth in One Day
All-on-4 is an excellent option for patients who need to replace all of their teeth. That means there is less or no need for bone grafting (augmenting the jawbone) and many people are candidates for this treatment.
With All-on-4, it’s possible to complete the implant procedure and place temporary acrylic teeth all in one day. It is minimally invasive, and the treatment has a high patient satisfaction level.
Dr. Conkle and Dr. Garcia are well-trained and experienced in this procedure. In fact, they have completed a rigorous curriculum by Nobel Biocare, a world leader in dental implants, and the California Implant Institute.
Long-lasting Implant-Supported Dentures for maximum comfort and function
Implant-supported dentures are fixed to titanium posts that are surgically planted inside the jawbone. The doctors consider implant-supported dentures to be the best option for dentures. With implant-supported dentures, you’ll optimize your chewing power and function and keep your jawbone stimulated, protecting it from decay.
The doctors use ThermoDent dentures, which are made of a very strong material called polyamide microcrystalline. They are virtually break-resistant. ThermoDent dentures are also quite natural-looking.
Dr. Garcia and Dr. Conkle consider implants to be a much better solution for missing teeth than dentures. The bones of the jaw decay over time without teeth, so the dentures will eventually no longer fit well. They also only provide a fraction of the chewing power that you can get with implant-supported dentures.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
- Necessary X-rays
- Visual exam
- Intraoral photos
- Get your questions answered
- Learn about the different treatment options
- Written treatment plan
*This offer is valid for new and existing patients.
To make an appointment, call 949-393-5905 or click here to request an appointment online.