Dental Implants

If you’re among the millions of Americans living with one or more missing teeth, Prewitt Dental in Sanger, CA, has a superior solution to restore your smile: dental implants. Our highly skilled dentists Dr. Randy Prewitt, Dr. Timothy Prewitt, and Dr. Quincy Sofowora have decades of experience replacing missing teeth with natural-looking, permanent implant restorations.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small titanium post surgically positioned in your jawbone to replace the missing root portion of a tooth. After healing, it’s topped with a customized dental crown to replace the visible part of the tooth. Implants fuse directly with bone through osseointegration, providing unmatched strength and stability.

Implants can also anchor bridges, partial dentures, or full-arch replacements for multiple missing teeth. Their unparalleled integration with your jaw and gum tissue gives dental implants a fit, feel, and function that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are considered today’s gold standard for replacing missing teeth because they offer advantages that other options can’t match:

  • Natural Appearance: Customized implant crowns and prosthetics are crafted to blend in seamlessly with your smile.
  • Long-Lasting Solution: Dental implants are a permanent, lifelong restoration.
  • Preserve Face Shape: Implants stimulate healthy bone growth and prevent bone deterioration that leads to premature aging.
  • Unrivaled Strength: With implants replacing the root structure, you’ll enjoy excellent chewing power – up to 90% as strong as natural teeth!
  • Protects Other Teeth: Unlike conventional bridges, implants don’t require grinding down healthy teeth for anchors.
  • Improved Speech and Digestion: Implants help you eat, speak, and laugh confidently without slippage like dentures.

Why Replace Your Missing Teeth?

Missing teeth can negatively impact oral health and overall quality of life. Gaps allow remaining teeth to shift, increase the risk of decay and gum disease, impact diet and nutrition, alter facial appearance, and even cause bone loss over time. Dental implants provide predictable, permanent replacements that help prevent these issues.

Our Dental Implant Services

At Prewitt Dental, we provide full dental implant solutions personalized to your needs:

Full-Arch Implant Dentures: Four to six strategically placed implants provide a permanent, stable base for full dentures.

In addition to initial implant placement surgery, our on-site surgeons also perform bone grafting, gum grafting, and other supplemental procedures to ensure the best possible foundation for your implants.

Single Tooth Implants: An individual implant is positioned to replace one missing tooth.

Implant-Supported Bridges: As few as two implants can anchor multi-tooth bridges.

What To Expect When Getting Dental Implants

The implant process at Prewitt Dental takes several months from start to finish, but each step is straightforward:

Consultation/Treatment Plan: We evaluate your case and create a customized plan using our in-house CT scanner for precise implant positioning.

Tooth Extractions (if needed): Depending on the treatment, we will need to extract any remaining damaged teeth.

Bone Grafting (if needed): Some patients require bone grafting to thicken areas of low bone density.

Implant Surgery: In an in-office surgical procedure, we precisely place the titanium posts into the jaw.

Osseointegration Period: You can wear temporary partial dentures while the implants fuse with bone over 3-6 months.

Final Impressions: Once healed, we take impressions to craft your customized implant crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Final Placement: Your new teeth are securely attached to complete the procedure.

How To Care For Dental Implants

With the right care and maintenance, your implant restorations can last 25+ years. Tips for long-term success include:

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Use interdental brushes around implants
  • Visit Prewitt Dental every six months for cleanings/checkups
  • Don’t chew on hard foods or non-food objects
  • Quit smoking and practice good oral hygiene
  • Let us know if parts become loose or damaged

Compared to bridges or dentures that need regular replacement, dental implants are a wise investment in oral health and quality of life.

Dental Implants in Sanger, CA

Missing teeth are more than a cosmetic concern—they can really affect your overall dental health and well-being. With dental implants from Prewitt Dental, you can regain a strong, complete smile you can feel confident in.

Dr. Randy Prewitt, Dr. Timothy Prewitt, and Dr. Quincy Sofowora have specialized training in implant dentistry along with on-site surgical facilities so you can receive all phases of your treatment at one convenient location in Sanger. Their precise implant techniques and passion for personalized care ensure exceptional results that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. If you’re ready to explore your tooth replacement options, request a dental implant consultation today! We’re here to guide you through the process step-by-step.