Dental Implants

Charles Park, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Orange Dream Dental

Charles Park, DDS

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Orange, CA & Santa Ana, CA

An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. Charles Park, DDS, and the team at Orange Dream Dental, in Orange, California, offer dental implants for men and women of all ages. Orange Dream Dental’s exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay firmly attached to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

On top of looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Can last a lifetime with good care
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Who are candidates for dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You could also be a great implant candidate if you're fed up with uncomfortable dentures, or it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Book an appointment online or call Orange Dream Dental to take your first step toward a more confident smile.