One of Elk Grove dentist Dr. Pritpal Gill’s passions is helping patients restore function to a damaged smile.
Missing a tooth and being unable to speak or smile with confidence can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Eating your favorite foods with family and friends is also an important part of living a full life.
Why Patients Love Dental Implants
One of the most effective and popular ways to replace one or more missing teeth is with dental implants. Dental implants, unlike bridges and dentures, replace the entire tooth, including the root. This makes them stable and helps to retain bone structure and facial fullness, just like natural teeth.
Recent studies show that patients who opt for dental implants report greater satisfaction and improved wellbeing. We proudly offer dental implants in our Elk Grove dental office.
Dental Implant Treatment
To ensure the most successful outcome, Dr. Gill will perform a full evaluation to determine if you are healthy enough for dental implants and to identify the optimal location for dental implant placement.
- Medical history and medications
- Dental exam and periodontal evaluation
- Digital dental x-rays and diagnostic photos
If underlying conditions such as periodontal disease are present, our team will help you regain your oral health prior to surgery.
Dental Implant Surgery
Placing dental implants in areas where sufficient bone exists to support the load of chewing is essential. The dental implant post, made of titanium, will integrate with natural bone and create a stable foundation to support a dental crown.
Dr. Gill is extremely gentle, and patient comfort is a top priority for us. Patients often report that dental implant surgery was much easier than they originally imagined!
Healing and Integration
Giving dental implants time to heal properly and integrate with the surrounding bone typically takes about 3 to 4 months. We will monitor your progress and make sure your implant is ready before placing a dental crown on top of your implant.
Dental Implant Crowns
Dr. Gill views dentistry as a combination of art and science. Your implant crown will be durable and long-lasting while complementing your smile. He will precisely match the color and shading of your crown to give you a seamless result.
In addition to replacing single teeth, dental implants also work with dental bridges and dentures to replace multiple missing teeth at once, combining the reliability of dental implants and the affordability of bridges and dentures.
Implants eliminate the problem of moving and slipping that can occur with dentures to make eating and speaking without worry possible.
Contact Us for an Appointment
On behalf of Dr. Gill and our entire team, we welcome you to call Oak Tree Dentistry and arrange an appointment to discuss how to replace your missing teeth.