Do you have one or more cracked, damaged or missing teeth? Is your oral and overall health otherwise good? If you answered yes, then dental implants may be a great tooth replacement option for you. However, it is important to note that all patients are different and only Dr. Mortensen can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Before starting your treatment, Dr. Mortensen will give you a comprehensive exam where he will study your teeth, discuss your needs and options for dental implants.
The ideal candidate for dental implants has one or more missing teeth, good oral hygiene and overall satisfactory health. Here is a list of specific factors that doctors look for when considering whether patients will be successful candidates for dental implants:
The success of your dental implant procedure depends on healthy gum tissue, good jawbone density and decent overall health. The absence of these healthy characteristics does not prevent a patient from getting dental implants, it simply means that a supplemental procedures may be required. One of these procedures is bone grafting and it helps restore the density of the jawbone. During this simple outpatient surgery, Dr. Mortensen takes bone from an alternative source, and uses it to add volume to the deficient area of the patient’s jawbone. Soft tissue augmentation is another procedure that adds volume to a patient’s gums. Dr. Mortensen examines each patient individually to determine which procedures are necessary for the best chances of dental implant success
Your teeth are an important part of your appearance and one that most people immediately notice. Dental implants offer a permanent and beautiful way to restore your smile. Call our Fountain Valley, CA practice to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Mortensen today. Still unsure about whether dental implants are for you? Read our patient testimonialsand see what our satisfied patients are saying about our practice. Dr. Mortensen and his friendly staff can’t wait to restore your smile and your dental health today!
Dr. Andrew Mortenson
18837 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA
Monday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM
Thursday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM