Dental implants are a practical and durable solution for dental patients missing teeth or experiencing pain and discomfort from existing teeth.
At Loma Linda University School of Dentistry's Faculty Dental Practices, we custom-build every artificial dental implant with the highest quality materials. Most of our implants have titanium roots and porcelain crowns to ensure a strong, stable and natural-looking tooth.
LLU Faculty Dental Practices provide comprehensive dental implant care. Our full range services include:
Single and multiple dental implants
Immediate placement of implants in the aesthetic zone
Treatment of compromised patients with dental implants
Placement of dental implant prosthesis including crowns and full-arch prosthesis
Our experienced faculty implant specialists perform these procedures with expertise and care.
Confidence in your smile
Beyond the obvious cosmetic advantages, dental implants help restore normal speech, chewing and digestion while restoring confidence in your smile for years to come.
Dental implants experience normal wear like natural teeth. But with proper care and consistent cleaning, dental implants can last for many years. Proper maintenance may include occasional re-tightening and, in some cases, replacement.
The dental implant process
The standard dental implant process is a 3-stage procedure.
- Stage 1: A titanium post is surgically implanted in the jaw
- Stage 2: After a healing period, the implant needs to be surgically exposed by removing some of the overlying gum. Next, the surgeon confirms the implant's successful integration then connect a post to the implant. The post creates an attachment for the prosthetic tooth or teeth.
- Stage 3: Finally, a prosthetic tooth is fabricated and connected to the post, leaving patients effective teeth and a new smile.