Dental Implants in Walnut Creek, CA
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What Are Dental Implants?
Replacing lost teeth is critical to the overall condition and look of your smile. A safe and effective way for Walnut Creek, CA individuals to address extracted or lost teeth, we are extremely excited to partner with local oral surgeons in providing high-quality dental implants for tooth replacement. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post that acts as a substitute tooth root, and a personalized dental crown, bridge, or denture is used as the visible part of the lost tooth (or numerous teeth). If you are dealing with missing teeth or need a tooth extraction, schedule an appointment at Life Dental & Orthodontics and learn about your dental implant alternatives.
What Is the Dental Implant Treatment Process?
The process for oral implants includes the careful positioning of the implant and the securing of a realistic, customized replacement by your oral surgeon, including full-arch dentures, crowns, or bridges. When your mouth is prepared for surgery, an oral anesthetic will be used to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry can also be used to help you feel more at ease throughout your appointment. We work closely with numerous oral surgeons in the area in ensuring your metal implants are strategically placed within your jawbone at a particular location. Time will be allotted so that the post can integrate with the jaw through a phenomenon called osseointegration. Once the surgical site has completely healed, typically several months afterward, we will position a specially made crown, denture, or full-arch restoration and assess the alignment of the jaw.
Life Dental & Orthodontics Reviews
Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.
Absolutely love this place! Friendly and accommodating staff and I really appreciate Dr Hockel’s knowledge of what’s going on with not only my teeth, but how it all works together with my airway and everything else too!
I came to Doctor Hockel due to problems with sleep apnea. He diagnosed a narrow palate and some other issues that ultimately are obstructing my airway and recommended a course of palate expansion (upper and lower) before going for more extensive surgery to correct problems with my jaw. It's been really great working with him and his staff! They're all extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. They've answered every question I had and taken the time to explain what's being done each time (in what's going to be a couple-year-long process.) They're definitely using the latest tools and techniques and I feel completely comfortable with whatever they recommend. All in all, a *really* great dentist! [Edit from 2+ years in the future - 10/18/2023] I had my jaw surgery (total TMJ replacement and MMA (Maxillomandibular advancement, to move the upper teeth forward) in St Louis in May (via the only surgeon Dr Hockel trusts to do the surgery, who really is great) and returned to Dr Hockel's care in late June. Sleep apnea is cured, my bite was lined up and everything went well. Today was a great day - I got my braces off! We're now in the process of stabilizing the teeth with a retainer, but they look great and feel even better, with everything in my bite closing in the right places and all the teeth nice and straight and even. Dr Hockel's staff were awesome as usual - I showed up 20 minutes early and they said "come right in!" and we got to work. If you ever need to deal with airway issues (or indeed with orthodontia and other dental procedures), definitely give Life Dental and Orthodontics a call. They're the best!
A bit challenging to say "loved it" for a visit to the dentist, but we have been clients of Dr. Brian Hockel and his father before him for close to thirty years. We have been very pleased with the dental service, the staff and the facilities. Dr. Brian is very skilled and goes out of his way to provide holistic, thorough and caring treatment. He's a fine dentist (and a good musician and magician, as well). His staff is excellent. They are very well trained , friendly and empathetic.
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Lifelike Results for Your Smile
Thanks to the latest advancements in dental technologies, there are a number of approaches to overcoming tooth loss with the seamless visual appeal and capabilities of implants. We are proud to offer implant-based crown, bridge, and denture alternatives as durable tooth replacements to Walnut Creek, CA patients. To find out more about the options for restoring severely damaged or missing teeth, schedule your consultation at Life Dental & Orthodontics today.