Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. For patients, these implants provide comfort and convenience. Whether you need to replace one, multiple, or an entire row of teeth, Dr. Bae has the unique training to plan, design, and restore the temporary implants and final implant restorations in collaboration with a surgeon.
Dr. Bae believes that he should only perform procedures that he specializes in, so he chooses to work with surgeons to complete his patients' dental implants to ensure that each patient receives only the highest caliber of care for all of their dental needs. He utilizes this team-oriented approach for every aspect of his practice.
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Both the single implant can be placed and an immediate provisional crown can be placed in aesthetic areas at the time of surgery. Dr. Bae will design this single-tooth replacement and work with his network of highly skilled surgeons for placement.
When replacing multiple teeth, a fixed bridge or removable appliance anchored to dental implants are great options. When dental implants replace your lost back teeth, patients have unparalleled strength and stability. Not only does this approach preserve your jawbone and facial appearance, but you can eat what you want.
As with all implant procedures, Dr. Bae will plan his patients' multiple-teeth replacement and work with trusted surgeons in the Bakersfield area for the implant placement.
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a full arch replacement might be necessary. With this approach, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants that result in a permanent, stable, and great-looking solution. Full-arch replacement can take the form of an All-on-4® Implant-supported denture, overdenture with a bar, or removable denture with locator attachments. Read more about dentures at Enhance Dental here.
The treatment procedure and number of visits are largely dependent on the specific conditions and type of full-arch replacement being done, but patients can expect four to six visits to have an implant supported fixed bridge installed. Most of Dr. Bae's patients report that they are much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.