The Center for Implant Dentistry is a supplemental practice of Capital Dental Group and is located in the same building. It features an implantologist, prosthodontist, periodontist and oral surgeon, which allows our general dentists and dental specialists to provide specialist treatment for patients without the need to refer them to a different location. The Center for Implant Dentistry’s primary focus is on tooth-replacement solutions — particularly dental implants — in Bakersfield, California. Consultations at the Center for Implant Dentistry are always free and include complimentary CT scans. Call our office at 661-861-8000 today to learn more about implant dentistry and schedule a visit with our skilled dentists.
The advantage that dental implants have over most other tooth replacement options is that each implant consists of two parts: the implant post and the implant restoration. These allow the implant to replace the root of your missing tooth as well as the visible crown. The implant post, which replaces your tooth root, anchors the prosthetic tooth to your jawbone for a stable and long-lasting restoration and stimulates the supporting bone tissue to prevent bone loss and keep your whole mouth healthy. The implant restoration, which replaces the visible portion of your tooth or teeth, provides a natural-looking finish and can take multiple forms to replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth or an entire missing dental arch.
The first half of your implant treatment is your implant placement surgery. The implant post is inserted directly into the jawbone and given a period of healing time to allow the biocompatible titanium post to integrate with your jaw. Once you have fully healed from the implant surgery, our dentists will help you determine which restoration option is right for your smile. A single missing tooth can be replaced by a single dental crown, while multiple missing teeth may require an implant-supported bridge. We may recommend an implant-supported denture if you are missing a full dental arch. Whatever you choose, this customized implant restoration will cap your implant post, completing the process.
Your dental implant will require the same attention to hygiene as your original teeth in order to ensure they remain functional and stable for the rest of your life. That includes your regular visits to our office as well as daily brushing and flossing.
As long as you keep your remaining teeth and gums healthy, candidates for implant dentistry should be able to receive implants with little difficulty. If you have pre-existing gum disease or tooth decay, our team can help return your smile to full health so you can safely complete the whole implant process.
If you would like to learn more, visit The Center for Implant Dentistry online or call our office to schedule your consultation today.