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Expert Dental Implant Treatment in Lake Forest

smiling mature man at homeMissing teeth present a serious dilemma as they affect your appearance and hinder your ability to chew and pronounce words. Thanks to modern dentistry, a dental implant restoration can replace a tooth entirely from root to crown. If you are faced with tooth loss, Dr. Sooji Lee and Dr. Ritchie Park can return function and a natural appearance to your smile.

At Smile On You Dentistry in Lake Forest, we proudly offer this fantastic restorative treatment. We enjoy helping our Foothills Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, and Rancho Santa Margarita neighbors achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Our team guides you through the process of receiving dental implant restorations with quality, personalized care. Call today to schedule your appointment!


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and provide long-term restoration of your smile. The post is made of titanium and other materials compatible with the human body. We place the posts into the jaw to provide maximum support for a prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants also:

  • Match your natural teeth
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Restore bite force
  • Do not need special care
  • Offer a permanent solution

Before, During, and After Implant Placement

illustration of dental implantsFirst, we conduct a full evaluation of your oral health. We use advanced diagnostic tools to examine your smile and determine your replacement needs. We also take digital images of your smile and jaw to ensure adequate bone density and create your treatment. Our mobile scanner allows us to come to your work or home to capture the images we need.

Once the plan is complete, we discuss the dental implant procedure with you. Our team is committed to answering all your questions to ease any anxieties and fears you may have about the upcoming procedure. Your treatment will then follow this simple process:

  • The implant post is surgically placed in the jaw. It is a minor procedure performed under local anesthesia with sedation.
  • You will return to our office for checkups throughout the healing process to ensure the implant is appropriately integrating into the bone.
  • Once the implant is stable, the abutment is placed on top to connect it to your restoration.
  • After the implants and your jaw have fully healed, we fabricate your final restoration and attach it to the abutment to complete treatment.

After your treatment is complete, it is essential to keep up your home hygiene routine and visit our office regularly. Your dental implant can last for many years with proper care.

Replacing Single and Multiple Missing Teeth

At Smile on You Dentistry, our Lake Forest implant dentists can place as many posts as required by your treatment plan. We work with an excellent local lab and can restore a single missing tooth or an entire arch of teeth. Our comprehensive variety of implant solutions includes:

Dental Implant Crowns: While a traditional dental crown fits over a damaged natural tooth to protect it, we can place it on top of an implant post instead. The post of the implant behaves like a tooth root and helps preserve your jawbone. Your custom dental crown will enhance your smile and look as good as it feels.

Fixed Dental Implant Bridges: A standard dental bridge is attached by anchoring two crowns to neighboring healthy teeth. By connecting a dental bridge to implant posts, you can preserve your remaining teeth and repair your smile.

Implant-Supported Dentures: Traditional dentures can lack stability, biting force, and comfort. Implant-supported dentures provide maximum function, and they are also comfortable. They let you enjoy all of your favorite foods and smile with confidence.

The All-On-4® Implant Process

all on four implantsWe also offer All-On-4 dental implants, an effective and affordable solution for denture wearers or anyone who has lost all teeth. The procedure uses four implants placed strategically in the jaw to hold a full arch prosthetic. They feel and function like natural teeth, don’t cover the roof of your mouth and give you much more chewing ability than traditional dentures.

Learn More About Our Dental Implant Treatments

We encourage you to reach out to Smile On You Dentistry in Lake Forest with any additional dental implant questions. The best way to discover how dental implants can transform your life is to call us today!