Our Dental Implant Solutions
Dental implants are an excellent replacement option for missing teeth. We can use implants to restore gaps caused by one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even a full arch of teeth. Due to their longevity and easy upkeep, dental implants are a cost-effective way to restore your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth replacement that looks and feels like your natural teeth. Dr. Eggleston will surgically place it in your mouth to create a sturdy bond that goes unmatched by dentures or any other type of restoration. Unlike dentures, their outstanding stability means dental implants won’t shift around in your mouth while you’re talking or eating.
Your dental implant is composed of three parts—the fixture, which secures the implant to your jawbone, the abutment, which connects the fixture to the restoration, and the permanent porcelain crown restoration, which is placed on top of the abutment.
While these three pieces make up your dental implant, your friends and family will only see the porcelain crown, which is crafted to blend seamlessly with your smile.
The Dental Implant Process
Your free consultation with Dr. Eggleston is the first step on your path toward a beautiful new smile. Your consultation is an excellent time to ask questions about dental implants and to determine if you’re a good candidate.
If Dr. Eggleston believes dental implants are the ideal treatment for your smile, then we’ll begin the implant process. The first step in the process involves placing the implant fixture. This minimally-invasive procedure is completed by Dr. Eggleston, where he attaches the implant fixture to your jawbone.
The implant fixture, which holds the implant in place, is crafted from a durable, stainless material called titanium. Through a process called osseointegration, your jawbone creates a firm bond with the fixture, serving as a stable platform for the rest of your implant.
Your mouth will need some time to adjust to the implant fixture, but once your jawbone is fully acclimated, Dr. Eggleston will place your stunning porcelain crown.
In some instances, a patient might require one or more supplemental treatments to prepare their mouths for the implant process. Dr. Eggleston will inform you if he recommends any additional procedures during your free consultation.
Full-Arch Restorations with All-On-4®
For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, we provide a full-arch restoration option from All-on-4. This exceptional treatment uses four dental implants to support a natural-looking full-arch prosthetic.
All-on-4 gives patients the opportunity to leave our office after one visit with a functional temporary prosthetic. After your body completes a brief adjustment period to the implant, Dr. Eggleston will place your permanent smile restoration.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my dental implants last?
The longevity of your dental implants depends on how well you care for them. If you follow our care instructions and visit us regularly for check-ups, they can last a lifetime.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Trust Dr. Eggleston With Your Smile
Dr. Jim Eggleston has provided outstanding dental implants in Turlock.
Check out his outstanding qualifications:
- Placing dental implants in Turlock for over 15 Years
- Recognized for “Mastership” by the International Congress of Oral Implantology
- Studied at the renowned Misch International Implant Institute
- Trained under Dr. Bill Dorfman from the TV show Extreme Makeover
- Member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry