Dental Implants in South Sacramento

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When you have one or more missing teeth, it directly affects your oral health. At the dental practice of Michael O'Brien, DDS, we offer dental implants to restore the functionality of your bite and boost your oral health. Our implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures look and feel natural and recreate your beautiful smile.

We are proud to rejuvenate the smiles of the residents of Sacramento, Greenhaven, Pocket, Land Park, and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat you with compassion and dignity, regardless of the current state of your oral health.

Missing teeth don't have to be a permanent problem because our dental implants can boost your oral health and your confidence. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a dental restoration that replaces your entire tooth from root to crown. They are increasingly popular because they are the only permanent restoration, so you don't have to worry about it slipping or falling out. Dental implants consist of an implant post, an abutment, and a crown, bridge, or denture.

Our team is dedicated to offering the most modern and efficient dental care, which is why we use computer-guided surgery to place your dental implant post. The post performs the vital function that your natural tooth root normally performs and continues to stimulate your jaw. This prevents bone loss and preserves your facial structure.

Implant-Supported Crowns: A missing tooth creates numerous problems. The neighboring teeth begin to shift, and your bite pattern is disrupted. An implant-supported crown restores your natural bite pattern and protects your remaining teeth from uneven wear. Our implant-supported crowns are customized to mirror the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth for a beautiful smile.

Implant-Supported Bridges: If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, then an implant-supported bridge may be the solution you're looking for. Implant-supported bridges consist of a dental implant supporting a crown at the beginning and end of the restoration, with prosthetic teeth (known as pontics) suspended between them. This dental restoration recreates your bite pattern and protects your remaining teeth from shifting to fill the empty space.

Implant-Supported Dentures: When most or all of your teeth are missing or compromised, you may wonder what options are available to you. Implant-supported dentures restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. The strategically placed implant posts provide a firm and permanent base for your dentures, eliminating the need for messy denture pastes or adhesives. We offer snap-on overdentures and All-on-4® implant-supported dentures to meet your specific needs and smile goals.

Our Dental Implant Process

When you need a dental restoration to renew your smile, you want a team that listens and makes you a priority. Our friendly dental team consistently puts you first. We take the time to get to know you and actively listen to your goals and needs.

We begin with a gentle and thorough exam of your teeth, jaws, and gums. Our team takes detailed images, impressions, and measurements to craft your custom dental restoration and artfully match the color of your restoration to your remaining teeth so your dental implant blends seamlessly with your smile.

Due to the advances in the dental field, we are able to offer efficient and effective treatments, including computer-guided surgery to place your implant post. After this procedure, you will take time to heal and allow the titanium post to fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.

Once you have healed, you will return to our office for us to fit your crown, bridge, or dentures. Our dentists will make sure that your custom restoration fits comfortably and provide tips and instructions to care for your dental implant.

Tooth Implant FAQs

We believe that quality dental care includes open and honest discussion. That is why we encourage you to share your concerns and questions. We are happy to provide the answers and information you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about dental implants.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are very durable and can last for 10-15 years when properly cared for. The implant post is permanent, so even if you have to replace your prosthetic teeth, you will not need to go through surgery again.

No. Dental implants are tailor-made to fit you specifically and comfortably. The procedure to place the implant post may cause some discomfort, but we offer sedation options to maximize your comfort.

Dental implants are easy to care for because you brush and floss them twice daily just like your natural teeth. You should also maintain your biannual dental visits so our dentist can verify the integrity of your restoration.

Our Beautiful Dental Implants

You deserve a full and healthy smile. At the dental practice of Michael O'Brien, DDS, we offer dental implants to restore your oral health. We combine decades of experience with modern technology to create a positive experience. Our comprehensive dental care and gentle touch allow us to provide the quality treatments you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.