Implant Dentistry

At Covina Family Dental, Covina dental implants providers, Drs. Hatae and Patil know that even with advancements in technology and dental care, some patients still encounter tooth loss — usually as a result of tooth decay, gum disease or injury. And, having a missing tooth or teeth can make even the most confident people second-guess themselves.

That is why Covina Family Dental offers dental implants to mend imperfections in the mouth and restore patients’ confidence-exuding smiles. Dental implants are a convenient, comfortable and long-lasting alternative to dental bridges and dentures.

How Dental Implants Work

Typically made of Titanium, a dental implant is an artificial root used in place of a patient’s natural tooth root, providing a solid foundation for dental crowns, permanent teeth or dentures. Dr. Kiran Mistry or Dr. Priti Mistry implants the synthetic root into the jawbone, where the bone eventually fuses to the root.

Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. They can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.

What to Expect During Treatment

Prior to the procedure, Dr. Kiran Mistry or Dr. Priti Mistry customizes a treatment plan for each patient’s dental implants. Depending on a patient’s dental needs, one of the Covina dental implant experts can replace one tooth with an implant and crown, or several teeth with implant-supported dental bridges. They also offer partial or full dentures (which are supported by dental implants) to replace all teeth if necessary.

Prior to all dental implant procedures, Dr. Kiran Mistry or Dr. Priti Mistry administers a local anesthetic to the area to be treated. The patient is comfortable and does not feel a thing while Dr. Kiran Mistry or Dr. Priti Mistry surgically implants the synthetic root into the patient’s jawbone.

Certain Covina and Glendora dental patients may not have sufficient jawbone quantity or quality in the upper back of the mouth to support dental implants. In this case, sinus augmentation may be needed to raise the sinus floor and augment bone mass to support implants properly.

By completing ridge modifications, the highly skilled dentists at Covina Family Dental can also address jawbone deformities that make it hard to introduce dental implants. After gently raising the patient’s gum off the ridge, Dr. Kiran Mistry or Dr. Priti Mistry fills any deficiencies in the jawbone with either natural or synthetic bone matter. By rebuilding the ridge, the dental implants can be positioned in the jawbone more effectively.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Suitable candidates for dental implants want to replace damaged or missing teeth, and have suitable jawbone mass. They also have good oral health, including healthy gums that are free of periodontal disease. Covina Family Dental offers many types of cosmetic dental treatment options for those patients who may not be suitable candidates for dental implants.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation, or to learn more about dental implants in West Covina, Glendora and Covina, please contact Covina Family Dental by calling (626) 331-0688 or by filling out the “email us” form.

At-Home Care for Dental Implants

In addition to any instructions provided by Dr. Kiran Mistry and Dr. Priti Mistry, patients should care for dental implants as they would their normal teeth. They should follow proper oral hygiene practices: brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and rinsing the mouth with antibacterial mouth wash. Patients should also schedule regular check-ups and dental cleanings.