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Dental Implants

Pasadena Dental Implants for Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement
Dental implants look and function as if they were your own original teeth. Now you can have one or more missing or damaged teeth replaced by Pasadena implant dentists, at Premier Care Dental Group. Each tooth can be permanently replaced, anchored into the jaw itself, offering a more natural alternative to a dental bridge or the need for dentures.
Having a healthy strong jawbone and healthy gums should make you a great candidate for a tooth implant. During the procedure, the dentist will insert a metal anchor into the jawbone. The two fuse together to form a permanent bond. Later, an artificial tooth or crown is attached, leaving your smile looking 100% natural.
At Premier Care Dental Group we know that many of our patients are concerned about the cost of dental implants. Please don't let that prevent you from considering this natural-looking, comfortable and permanent solution to damaged, diseased or missing teeth. Our friendly staff will be pleased to explain a wide range of affordable financial options to fit your budget.
Why wait another moment to learn about implant dentistry? Call us now at (626) 795-6855 or complete our simple online form to schedule a consultation.
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Dental Implants from Premier Care Dental Group in Pasadena
Want a more natural-looking and more comfortable cosmetic dentistry solution to missing teeth than removable dentures? Dr. Mori Rouhani of Pasadena offers dental implants, which are permanently anchored into the jawbone and make for better chewing and a more natural smile.
We're not kidding when we say that dental implants are the most natural-looking way to replace missing teeth. The jawbone actually forms a chemical and mechanical bond with the implant and grows right into the implanted device! However, only patients with healthy oral tissues and mostly in-tact jawbones are eligible for dental implants. If you aren't a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Rouhani will tell you how else she can transform your smile!
These images show the dramatic impact dental implants can make on nearly any smile, even right here in Pasadena. Implants are a perfect fit and look as good - if not better - than your original teeth! Just contact Premier Care Dental Group via the online appointment form or by calling (626) 795-6855 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rouhani today!
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
What is the implant process like?
At Premier Care Dental Group in Pasadena, our dedicated staff begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical and dental history, and Dr. Rouhani conducts a full exam of the mouth and area surrounding the missing tooth, including x-rays. Once the exam is complete, Dr. Rouhani talks with the patient and makes recommendations for a comprehensive treatment plan. After answering questions and receiving input from the patient, the process begins as implants are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anesthesia.
The amount of healing time is different for each patient and depends on variables such as the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the type of implant placed. When Dr. Rouhani determines that the patient has healed adequately, she will use the implant to support a crown, bridge, or denture—completing the process.
Are there different types of dental implants?
The American Dental Association accepts two types of dental implants: the endosteal and the subperiosteal. Most dental implants placed today are endosteal root form fixtures (similar to a man-made tooth root), though Dr. Rouhani will assess your unique needs. One factor that she will take into consideration in selecting the right type for you is whether your jawbone can adequately support the implant. This can be determined through an exam.
How many dental implants will I need, Dr. Rouhani?
Dental implants are ideal for patients who need one or more teeth replaced, but the exact number of implants will be determined by Dr. Rouhani during the initial exam and included in the treatment plan. Typically, however, one implant is placed for each tooth that will be replaced.
Some of the factors that go into the decision about the number of implants include the quality and quantity of the patient’s bone and the existing anatomy of the bone. Financial considerations are also a factor for some patients. But because we believe that all of our patients in the Pasadena area should have the smile they’ve dreamed of, at Premier Care Dental Group, we’re committed to offering payment plans that work with your budget.
Our goal at Premier Care Dental Group is a completely successful procedure, which includes placing enough implants to secure the restorations needed for a healthy, whole smile. It’s a waste of time and money to have an implant fail due to an inadequate number of implants being placed to support the teeth. Dr. Rouhani and the friendly, experienced team at Premier Care Dental Group will develop a plan that takes into account your individual needs and resources.
For more information about dental implants or to make an appointment with Dr. Rouhani, call Premier Care Dental Group today at (626) 795-6855!
What are Dental Implants?
If you’re missing one or more teeth, Mori Rouhani can use dental implants to help restore your flawless smile. A dental implant consists of a small piece of metal which is surgically implanted in the jawbone, essentially forming a replacement for the root of a tooth. As the tissue heals over the next two to six months, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant, creating a perfectly stable structure.
After the patient has healed, Dr. Rouhani uses the implant to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures—recreating your perfect smile.
How Do I Find the Right Dental Implant Dentist?
When considering dental implants, it’s important that you select a knowledgeable, experienced dentist, as well as one with whom you feel comfortable. Dr. Rouhani and the professional team at Premier Care Dental Group in Pasadena have the experience to help you feel confident and the “chair-side manner” that will help you feel comfortable throughout the process.
Implant treatment consists of two components: a surgical phase and a restorative phase. Traditionally, an oral surgeon or a periodontist performed the surgical component, while a general dentist or prosthodontist performed the restorative component. However, as implant dentistry has become more sophisticated, a dentist like Dr. Rouhani, who specializes in restorative dentistry, conducts the entire procedure. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the same qualified dentist for the entire procedure?
Dental Implant Technology
If you’ve one of those in the Pasadena area who has never had a dental implant before, you may wonder about the technology behind this new technique. The fact is that dental implant technology has been around for decades; some of our patients at Premier Care Dental Group have had dental implants for more than 40 years. Hundreds of thousands of dental implants have been inserted, including many in the Pasadena area, with success rates of better than 90 percent. All other metal implants in the body—including hips and knees—are the result of dental implant technology.
The Single Tooth Solution
Though dental implants are a great option for restoring multiple missing teeth, it’s also a perfect solution if you’re missing only one tooth. In that case, Pasadena’s Dr. Rouhani can implant a device in the jawbone surrounding the missing tooth which serves as a replacement for a tooth root and an individual crown. This unique solution is referred to as a single-tooth implant crown.
Once in place, the implant crown looks, feels, and functions like your natural tooth. It’s cleaned and flossed just like your other teeth, and unlike bridges or other restorations, you don’t need special tools to clean around your new tooth. You will need to practice effective oral hygiene, however, and the friendly staff at Premier Care Dental Group will be happy to talk to you about caring for your mouth.
For more information about dental implants as a replacement for a single tooth—or to make an appointment with Dr. Rouhani—call Premier Care Dental Group today at (626) 795-6855.