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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Dental Implants: What You Should Know

Hello everybody, welcome again to I-Rise Dental Boutique and this is Dr. Mohan here. It is my pleasure today to give you some information on what is going to go on when you come in for your implant consultation visit. We welcome patients with or without teeth to come here to get a free consult to give you a glimpse of what is going to happen.

So, all about implants is, a lot is planning. So, when you come in for the first time, we want to show you around, we want you to be comfortable at our practice, at our facility, meet our team, meet the doctor and we want to take a few basic x-rays and a little bit of your history or experience on how you lost your teeth or how your dental health has been and whether implant is really a good option for you or not. Implant is a great option and it has, and if you are a good candidate for implant, there is nothing better than implant. But of course, with that being said, nature’s implant, your own tooth is the best thing for you. But if that doesn’t work out, then implants may be the second best.

So, here’s what is going to happen. If you’re missing a tooth in between, there are two options. One option is we have to, you know, kind of crown the two adjacent teeth so that the space in between can hold a pontic or an artificial tooth. So, for that, we’ll have to grind away a part of your own natural tooth so you can get a bridge that looks so natural at the expense of your natural tooth, we give you a bridge. But if you are a good candidate for an implant, which is diagnosed with x-rays, a 3D-CVCT, which is today’s standard of care. So, the one option for replacing a tooth is kind of prepping or taking away a little bit of your natural tooth structure so it can hold an artificial tooth in between. That way we bridge the gap of the missing teeth. This is a good option if you don’t have enough bone and you’ve been missing your teeth for like many, many, many years.

Or if you have like a lot of medical issues that kind of curtail us from placing an implant into your bone, which includes maybe like severe diabetes, if you have like severe high hypertension that is not controlled, which in those cases, or you have gone through like a kidney transplant recently, or you have like other similar medical conditions that may not allow your body to heal as well. But if you are a good candidate for an implant, which is determined by the bone level that you have, and which we determine by x-rays, 3D-CVCT, then we place something called as an implant, which is nothing but a screw that’s placed directly into your bone. And you even need to have like a healthy gum tissue and a healthy bone level for us to place good implants. Even in that case, we have a lot of advances today because, you know, we can place bone graft.

A simple example of an implant is exactly like what you’re seeing here. The screw is placed into the bone, and then once the implant is placed, we cap it off with a little screw and let it heal for a few months, just so that your bone can integrate around that implant, before which we cannot place anything on top of it, just because if we do, then we kind of compromise the healing of the implant. After the three months of well-healed implant in the bone, we place something called as an abutment over the implant. And this abutment is made in the lab, and it’s custom-made, specifically made for your mouth, because we take the impression, send it to the lab, and based on your gum tissue, based on your bone level, or where the implant is sitting in the bone, the lab is making this custom-made for you. On top of that, we place a tooth. So eventually, it looks like nothing ever happened. You know, everything is intact. And that, my friends, is an implant.

Hope you found this valuable, and if you have any questions, please reach out to us at I-Rise Dental Boutique, 858-367-9717. Thank you.

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Now I’m going to talk to you about what happens when you come to our clinic for the implant visit. So, the first appointment we talked about, when you come in, you meet our team, you take a look at our facility, you know, feel comfortable and then you meet the doctor, Dr. Mohan or you know, whoever is the implant placing dentist.

And it’s always advisable or better if wherever you’re placing the implant, the whole procedure is done under one roof where you can get your diagnosis, where you have the implant placed and finally the implant is restored. If everything is done under one roof, there’s so much more control rather than you have to hop from one place to another just because you know, all the providing dentists are under one roof and they can, you know, manage your care in that facility.

So, when you come in for your first visit, we are diagnosing you, you’re taking a lot of measurements, we’re doing your x-rays, we’re doing your 3D scans and then we are checking, you know, clinically to see the health of all your other teeth. And of course, one of the most important factors is your gum health and your oral health. If that is not in control, then even if we place an implant that is impeccable, three, four months down the line, it’s going to fail because bacteria is a number one enemy to your newly placed implant. So even if you have your implant in your mouth, the care starts or the maintenance or the longevity, the success starts the moment you start taking care of it. So, it’s like taking care of a baby, it’s like taking care of your new luxury car.

Once we place the implant, we believe that you would go home and take equally good care of it because it really depends and it really determines the long-term success of your implant. You have to floss regularly. If you have a water pick, please use it regularly. For the first six months to a year, the amount of care you give that area, the cleanliness around the implant will really determine how long your implant is going to last because there’s a lot of bacteria in your mouth and your backache is not the healing process, but your backache is the ratio of the good bacteria versus the bad bacteria.

The amount of care you give, your bad bacteria is going to be at a much lower level, which is going to determine the success of your implant. So anytime you’re eating, anytime you’re exposing your mouth to any kind of like, even some medications can affect the health of the gums. So, rinse your mouth immediately. Reduce the amount of sugar or even if you eat sugar or any like tarty snacks, rinse and take care of that area regularly. When you go home, the day the implant is being placed or the day after we place the crown on the implant, we send you home with supplies.

We send you home with like enough floss, with like an internal brush and cleaning supplies so you can take care of it. Once it’s exhausted, make sure you get your own supplies. You know, don’t just wait on your dentist to give you the supplies because now it’s in your mouth. It’s in your hands to take care of your implant.

So, after we place the implant, there’s just a screw on the first visit. We wait three to four months based on your health and your bone level and your individual need. We wait on the implant to heal. It can be anywhere between two to four months.

If you think about it, it seems like four months is a lot, but in the bigger scheme of things, the more you wait, the better the implant integrates in your bone and the better it integrates, the stronger your crown can function in your mouth for a much longer time. It’s your human body. It’s miraculous, but at the same time, it cannot integrate as well. So, we take care of you. If you are under our care, we take care of you. If the implant fails, then we clean out the area, flush it, and then we bring you back and then place a new implant in a few months. But say you go to a foreign country, then I don’t know how they manage it.

Once the implant has integrated the first three months, we bring you back, we take an x-ray, make sure everything is healed well, then we take off that screw that’s on top and then we place a similar looking device on top, scan the area, or we take like a physical impression using like a rubber-based material and then we send it to the lab. And with that impression, either digital or physical impression, they make this custom abutment meant for your mouth that is going to match your gum level and your bone level and they make an abutment that’s suited for your own mouth. And then based on that, they make a crown that fits your mouth again for your function and for your aesthetic and for your individual need.

And from then on, we call you back in for a post-op check every two weeks for the first six months, two to four weeks. If everything goes well, we don’t call you every two weeks, but we call you for like first week and then we call you two weeks and then there’s a four-week check and then if it looks great, then we do a three months and then a six months. From then on, every six months, we do expect you to come back in so we can keep an eye on your implant and how it’s healing.

If you have any more questions regarding getting an implant or a tooth that you’re missing for a while, please reach us out at I-Rise Dental Boutique at 858-367-9717. Thank you.

Rebuild your Smile with Natural-looking Dental Implants

Don’t you hate it while enjoying lunch with your friends & family, only to have food particles get stuck in that gap where you had your tooth extracted a while back? And that’s not all. That unsightly gap mars your once beautiful smile, and you now smile less and less because you are self-conscious of your grin.

If you have had enough of your missing teeth, dental implants from I-Rise Dental are an excellent solution to fill that gap. Dr. Anu Mohan uses natural-looking dental implants to replace what trauma, gum disease, or decay has taken away.

The process of reviving your smile with dental implants

Dental implant treatment is done in several appointments over a couple of months. The first step of getting an implant is consultation with Dr. Mohan. We examine your mouth using dental x-rays & cutting edge 3D cone beam technology that uses 40% less radiation than industry average (we decided to invest in this state-of-the-art technology, keeping the patient’s well being in mind & because we truly stand by our motto “kind, compassionate, state of the art”). This helps evaluate dental tissues & structures & to ensure long term success & functionality of the implant treatment we offer.

Once your candidacy for dental implants has been approved, the rest of the procedure involves:

  • Anesthesia: We administer local anesthesia for a pain-free procedure. However, if you have dental anxiety, you can discuss with Dr. Mohan our sedation options.
  • Implant surgery: We use radiographs, and CT scans to identify the ideal implant position. Next, we surgically place a titanium fixture deep into the area. We then suture the surgical site to kick start the healing process.
  • Healing: You need about 3-6 months for the implant post to fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration. Once healing takes place, the implant is locked in place to support the artificial tooth.
  • Abutment placement: After healing, we perform minor surgery to install an abutment (connector), which attaches the implant post to the artificial tooth. Abutment surgery requires about two weeks of healing.
  • Final restoration: Once your implant and abutment are all set, we take your bite impressions to fabricate a crown, bridge, or denture that looks and fits like your natural teeth. 80% of the time; we use digital impressions for your convenience.

While dental implant treatment takes several months, most patients find it well worth the time and cost. A dental implant doesn’t feel like a replacement — it functions, feels, and looks like your natural teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

Dental implants at I-Rise Dental - Dr. Anu Mohan

Dental implants at I-Rise Dental - Dr. Anu Mohan
Are you someone with missing teeth and looking for a way to get your smile complete? Then dental implants are for you. Watch this video as Dr. Anu Mohan from I-Rise Dental explains dental implants.

What is a dental implant?

Hello everybody, this is Dr. Mohan here from sunny San Diego. Welcome to my practice I-Rise Dental. We are located here in Del Mar, CA.

Today I am going to talk to you about dental implants. The dental implant is a fixture made up of a treated metal alloy.

It’s a titanium zirconia alloy that’s placed in your bones. The dental implant looks like a little screw post that goes into your bone. What goes on top of it is called the crown.

Who is an ideal candidate for a dental implant?

A dental implant is for anyone who’s missing a tooth. That said, it depends on your age or any medical conditions.

We will not recommend a dental implant on a growing child because the jaw is still growing, and we would not know where the dental implant ends after the growth is done.

Why should someone choose a dental implant?

If you are missing a tooth, we will offer dental implants as a first option because it helps the bone maintain its integrity and density throughout.

It also helps with not disturbing the adjacent teeth. So if you can afford a dental implant, you are doing great service to your dental health and the bone you have left.

Dental implants would be an ideal solution for missing teeth in the long term and it is in the bone, so it’s not going anywhere.

The position is not changing, so it helps you to maintain the dental integrity, function, and mastication of the way the teeth bite.

Are dental implants safe in the long run?

As dentists, we take absolute caution and care while we place a dental implant. The environment is sterile; everything we touch is sterile because we don’t touch anything outside the field.

The dental implant itself is treated many times to ensure they are sterile, and the outside of the dental fixture has properties that will ensure it’s not oxidized.

But after this, it is your responsibility as a patient at home to maintain the area by brushing, flossing and making sure you clean it well like your life depends on it.

Because if any food, debris, plaque, calculus, or tartar gets stuck around the dental implant, you are looking into an infection we call Peri-Implantitis.

Down the road, it can lead to failure depending on how much it has not been taken care of. So it depends upon you as a person how much maintenance you can do at home and how long your implant lasts with success.

Make an appointment with us today for all your dental implant needs.

Complete your smile with natural-looking dental implants

Need a dental implant in Del Mar, CA? Please dial (858) 465-8717 to book an appointment with I-Rise Dental. Our dental implants are designed to stay beautiful and strong for years!

Initial Reactions of Patients seeing their implant retained teeth for the first time.

Patient Bruce’s heartfelt testimonial captures the essence of this experience as he marvels at the sight of his new teeth, expressing his amazement at their perfect appearance and natural feel. He admires the remarkable results, exclaiming that his friend will be envious and commends the color and overall quality. Bruce thanks Dr. Mohan for his new implant-retained teeth. He compares his new teeth to his old, worn-out dentures, highlighting the vast difference in comfort and appearance. He emphasizes that the wait was worthwhile, expressing his deep appreciation for the exceptional transformation.

Initial Reactions of Patients seeing their implant retained teeth for the first time - I-Rise Dental, CA

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Before & After Results of Patients

Dr. Anu Mohan, I-Rise Dental, CA

Dr. Anu Mohan earned her DDS from the USC in 2014 and was on the Dean’s list.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including implants, crowns, bridges, clear aligners, and cosmetic and special-needs dentistry. She provides modern treatments to her patients in a safe, comfortable, and relaxed environment and adopts a holistic approach to suit every patient’s age and unique needs. She loves building long-lasting relationships with her patients.

Dr. Mohan has been featured in numerous journals and received the TOP General, Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist Award from Women in Medicine in 2021.

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