Dental Implants in Costa Mesa
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a permanent, natural looking solution that will restore your smile. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, and they look and feel just like your natural teeth, making them a popular restorative option for many patients.
Dr. Mina Girgis of Brite Clean Smiles specializes in dental implants in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Orange County. Don’t let a missing tooth stop you from living a confident life. Call us today to see if dental implants from Brite Clean Smiles are the right option for you.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants consist of two elements; a titanium post and a porcelain crown. Together, these prosthetic devices create a permanent replacement tooth.
First, the post is inserted into the gum tissue, where your missing tooth used to be. It functions as an artificial root and supports the crown.
The crown attaches to the post via an abutment. It’s designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth, for a seamless restoration.
The Dental Implant Process
If you’re interested in a dental implant, the first step is to set up a consultation with Dr. Girgis to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Since implants are permanent, patients must have have healthy gums and adequate jaw bone to support the implant.
Once Dr. Girgis determines that your gums are healthy enough for the procedure, your treatment will begin. First, he will clean the area around your missing tooth. Then, he’ll make a small incision in the gum tissue and place the titanium post into the jaw. You’ll be given a temporary crown to wear until your gum is completely healed.
Once you’re healed and the post has bonded permanently with the surrounding jaw and gum tissue, Dr. Girgis will replace the temporary crown with a custom-made, natural-looking porcelain crown. When the procedure is complete, you’ll leave our office with confidence and a new, improved smile!
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants have a number of benefits that make them a better choice than other restorative options:
- Totally natural look and feel – A dental implant looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth. You won’t be able to tell the difference!
- Stain-resistant, requires no special care – Porcelain is nonporous and stain resistant. Plus, once placed, your dental implant does not require any special care. Simply brush and floss normally, and don’t forget about your six-month checkup!
- Permanent – Dental implants usually last 30+ years, and with proper oral care, can easily last for the rest of your life. This makes them a better long-term investment than bridges or dentures, which must be replaced regularly.
Come in for an Appointment at Brite Clean Smiles Today!
If you’re interested in replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, or you want to get rid of a partial denture or dental bridge for a long-lasting solution, come to Brite Clean Smiles today. With his experience in implant dentistry and his dedication to patient comfort, you’ll find yourself in good hands with Dr. Girgis.
Don’t miss out on the benefits of a dental implant. Contact us today at (949) 777-1005 for your appointment, or come to our office at 488 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.