Dental Implants in Fresno, CA

Permanently Replace Missing Teeth

Dental Implants in Fresno, CA

What Are My Options After Losing Teeth?

Replacing missing teeth is important for your oral health. And while partial dentures and dental bridges are an option, dental implants are usually the best choice. Implants look and feel natural, last 30+ years, and help support and strengthen your oral health. If you’ve lost one or more teeth in Fresno, dental implants from Dr. Christopher Bauer may be right for you. Call today to schedule a consultation at your local dentist in Fresno,

The Dental Implant Placement & Restoration Process

Initial Consultation

First, Dr. Bauer will perform a comprehensive oral exam and take x-rays of your mouth to determine if implants are right for you. He will also discuss your budget and your other options, including bridges and dentures.

(Optional) Pre-Implant Surgeries

If you are approved for implants, you may need pre-treatment surgeries like a bone graft, sinus lift, alveoloplasty, or even a tooth extraction. Dr. Bauer will discuss these treatments in detail if they’re needed before you get a dental implant.

Implant Placement

If you’re approved for treatment, you’ll come back for implant placement. Dr. Bauer will clean and numb your mouth, then create an opening in your gums and jaw bone. He will place a titanium implant in this opening. Then, he will clean and suture the area, ensuring it heals properly.

Follow-Ups, Healing, & Osseointegration

Initial healing takes just 1-2 weeks, but it can take up to 3-6 months for your implant to bond with the jaw bone. You will come in for several follow-ups during this time. Dr. Bauer will check your recovery process, and start building your implant restoration, such as a crown.

Final Implant Restoration

Once your mouth has fully healed and your restoration is complete, you’ll come in for your last appointment. Your Fresno dentist will check your restoration to make sure it fits perfectly, then attach it to your implant. Then, you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile.

Dental Implant Options

Implant Placements

Implant placement surgery is the first step in the dental implant process. In this procedure, a titanium implant is placed into your gums and jaw bone. We use advanced digital tools to place your implant in a guided and predictable manner to ensure the best possible outcome for each and every patient.

Implant Restorations

Implant “restorations” are the false teeth that attach to dental implants. Crowns are the most common and are used to replace one tooth. However, multiple false teeth can be attached to several dental implants to create an implant-supported bridge, or even to replace a full mouth of missing teeth.

Implant Maintenance

Coming to the dentist every six months is important if you have dental implants. Dr. Bauer and our dental team will clean and examine both your natural teeth and your implants, and give you a clean bill of health. To make the most of your implant, don’t neglect routine implant maintenance.

Single-Tooth Implants

Single-tooth implants are the most common type of implant. They use a single implant and a dental crown (false tooth) to restore one missing tooth. We specialize in single-tooth implants at Bauer Dental Co. Single-tooth implants are more durable, long-lasting, and natural than alternative treatments like dental bridges or partial dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions

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