Tooth loss can have a devastating impact on your self-esteem, change the way you speak, dictate the foods you’re able to eat, and may even compromise the stability of your remaining teeth.
At Callister Dental, we hold no judgments. We simply want to help you restore your smile and live your best life. Dr. Braden Callister, Dr. Don Christensen, and the entire team at Callister Dental are here for you.
About Dental Implants
If you’re looking for tooth replacement options in Fresno, CA, dental implants are considered the gold standard by most dental professionals. With dental implants, there is no bulky removable appliance, no messy paste, and no realignments every few months. Dental implants are a more permanent and attached solution to tooth loss.
When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are the most natural-looking and functioning tooth replacement option available today. They require no special care other than good oral hygiene and regular dental exams and cleanings. In other words, you treat your implants the same way you would treat your natural teeth.
Dental implants are thin posts made of strong titanium. After these posts are implanted in your gum, they fuse with your jawbone—which helps prevent bone loss—and offers a stable foundation or new root for a quality restoration tooth.
Our gentle dentists will make sure you’re comfortable during implant placement, and they always numb the area they’re working on thoroughly. Most patients simply relax with a blanket and one of our neck pillows while one of our dentists sees to their smile!
Dental Implant Options
With dental implants, you can replace a single tooth without a removable appliance and without having to link multiple teeth together.
You don't always need one implant for each missing tooth. For example, if you are missing several teeth on one side, you may qualify for an implant-supported bridge.
Implants can also be placed to help lock in your denture or partial denture. The two options for implants with a denture are:
- Snap-on dentures (removable)
- Screwed on denture (fixed)
Set up a consultation today to discuss which option fits your needs and budget.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Aside from a beautiful new smile, dental implants promote better oral and systemic health in ways you may not have considered.
When teeth are missing, your jawbone—no longer stimulated by tooth roots—begins to shrink away. This can leave you with a sunken or aged appearance in your face. Dental implants stimulate your jawbone to keep it viable and present.
Additionally, when teeth are missing, your remaining teeth tend to shift toward these gaps. The combination of jawbone instability and shifting teeth may lead to erosion, further bite complications, and future tooth loss.
Dental implants also restore your dietary choices—you’re able to return to your favorite foods and enjoy a more balanced diet.
Restore Your Smile with Us
If you’re considering dental implants in Fresno, CA, contact a member of our friendly team today to schedule your exam with one of our top implant dentists.
We proudly serve patients in Fresno, Clovis, Madera, and surrounding areas.