Dental Implants

As If You Never Lost A Tooth… Dental Implants from Newport Beach Dental

Missing a tooth can change so much; how you bite, how you speak, what you can eat. There are several options available to you when you lose a tooth or multiple teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, accident, injury or old age. Dental Implants are Dr. Alder‘s preferred method of restoration for missing teeth as they so closely mirror your natural teeth. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants restore your ability to eat virtually anything you would have before you lost your tooth and caring for your implant simply includes brushing and flossing the same way you do with your other teeth. We happily accept all forms of PPO insurance and our friendly office staff can help you asses your available coverage for dental implants. If uninsured, we can also work to set up a payment plan for you through Care Credit. To visit our office in Newport Beach for a consultation, give us a call today at (949) 642-2300.

I Can Eat Chips Again… Thank You Dr. Alder!

“Chips are my obsession. When I lost two teeth near the back of my mouth my previous dentist recommended a bridge to keep my teeth from shifting. I struggled and struggled with keeping the bridge clean and was always getting bits of chips and other pieces of food stuck between the bridge and my gum. When I began coming to Newport Beach Dental on the recommendation of a friend, I mentioned this issue to the hygienist who let me know that Dr. Alder could go over other options with me. Dr. Alder explained the benefits of implants and I knew this was what I had been waiting for. Deborah helped me to coordinate my appointment with the oral surgeon and then I came back to Newport Beach Dental for placement of the crowns. The whole experience was much easier than I expected and now I am back to chip eating as normal. Thanks Dr. Alder!”

Flora M.
Newport Beach , CA

The Science of Dental Implants

One of the major benefits of dental implants is that they prevent bone loss that would normally occur when a tooth is missing. Treatment for dental implants begins with the surgical implantation of a titanium peg. Through the process of osseointegration the jaw forms around the titanium peg holding it in place just as it would the roots of your natural tooth. For the placement of the peg, you will be referred to an excellent oral surgeon. Following surgery, Dr. Alder will complete the implant with a custom made implant crown. With recent developments in technology it is also possible to replace several teeth with multi-tooth implants, limiting the amount of surgical procedures needed for restoring your smile with implants.

Dental Implants Superior To Dentures

As a family oriented practice, we have many patients who have been with us from the time they were children well into old age. For elderly patients who had lost the majority of their teeth, dentures used to be the default treatment. However, with a tendency to slip or click dentures can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to wear. Dentures also need to be adjusted every few years due to bone loss in the jaw and the changing shape of the mouth as you age. We are now pleased to be able to offer dental implants for our patients. Not only do the implants encourage bone growth in the jaw, they also give our patients the ability to eat all of their favorite foods and be comfortable and confident speaking and smiling.

Keep Your Surrounding Teeth Healthy With Implants

While bridges have been a very common and relatively inexpensive treatment to replace missing teeth, they are not necessarily the healthiest option. A dental bridge is fixed to the two closest surrounding teeth for support. The additional pressure placed on these ‘anchor’ teeth can cause them to fail and need to be extracted. As a matter of fact, bridges are also less hygienic than dental implants. Food particles can become trapped either between the bridge and the anchor teeth or between the top of the bridge and your gums, leading to either tooth decay or gum disease. Dental implants, on the other hand, do not add any pressure to the surrounding teeth, are very easy to maintain and arrest any possible bone loss that would otherwise occur in the jaw.

Here Is Why You Should Choose Dr. Alder As Your Dental Implant Provider

It is important to have an experienced implant provider in Newport Beach to ensure the success of your dental implants. According to research from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants have a success rate of 95 percent, when properly implanted and maintained. You can trust Dr. Alder to provide an accurate assessment of your teeth and jaw and give quality advice about your chances of successfully having implant surgery. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alder is very experienced in creating implant crowns that will look beautiful and natural as well as feel great. Our knowledgeable office staff can also help you to assess your current insurance coverage as well as set up a payment plan before beginning treatment to ensure your implants fit within your budget.

Lets Have a Discussion About Dental Implants

Please call us at (949) 642-2300 or complete our online contact form to schedule your dental implant consultation.