Newport Beach Dental Implants by George Maddox, DDS, Inc.
Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. One or more missing teeth can cause bite problems, along with trouble speaking and eating. The good news is that dental implants are an effective and long-lasting way to anchor replacement teeth, with none of the hassles associated with removable dentures. If you’re looking for a Newport Beach implant dentist, look no further than the office of Dr. George Maddox and his friendly staff.
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Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are artificial roots that are placed directly in the upper and/or lower jaw bone. Often, the implants are crafted from titanium — a high-tech, extremely durable material. The bone actually heals around the implant, imparting maximum stability. There are a number of advantages associated with dental implants, including the following:
• Dental implants don’t negatively affect the natural surrounding teeth
• Dental implants can be used in conjunction with partial and/or full dentures on the top and bottom arch
• Patients can alleviate bite problems and eat all of your favorite foods with dental implants
• Patients confidence is improved thanks to their new, stable and natural looking smile
• Implants support the structure of the face, which helps avoid sunken cheeks
• Getting dental implants means no more need for denture adhesives
Dental implants offer ultimate flexibility for patients; as previously mentioned, they can be used with single replacement teeth, bridges, or even full dentures. Patients with removable dentures are excellent candidates for implants, as they can be used to secure the dentures in place while allowing for easy cleaning. When you opt for implant-support dentures, embarrassing problems like slippage are a thing of the past.
Dental Implants in Newport Beach
If dental implants or implant-supported dentures sound appealing to you, the first step is an initial examination and consultation. Dr. Maddox and his experienced dental support staff will determine if your mouth is healthy enough for dental implants. If so, the next step is implant placement.
With today’s dental technology, the surgical implant of dental implants takes around an hour. After your implant is placed, Dr. Maddox typically likes to give the patient 3-6 months to let the implant integrate with the jawbone, creating a stable post to attach the crown. Your replacement teeth or denture, are then placed onto the implants. Implants are designed to last for years with little to no maintenance, which is one more reason so many patients are choosing them.
Implant-supported dentures are ideal for individuals with missing teeth on the top and/or bottom. The dentures connect to the implants; some types allow the patient to easily remove the dentures for cleaning then snap them back into place. Others remain connected to the implant until a dental professional removes them for a cleaning or maintenance.
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A beautiful smile can restore your confidence and give you a whole new lease on life. If you’re interested in getting dental implants in Newport Beach, schedule your appointment with Dr. Maddox today by calling 949-548-5029. You can also reach our Newport Beach dental office through the convenient appointment request form on our website.
Dr. Maddox Believes Patients Should Be Educated About Dental Procedures and Oral Care
Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of dental videos which we hope you will find interesting and informative. We have grouped the videos into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.