Dental Implants Specialist

Finesse Dental

Alexander Moqattash, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

If you’re missing a tooth, or several, you’re not alone. In fact, estimates show that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Alexander Moqattash, DDS, and the outstanding team at Finesse Dental in Rancho Cucamonga, California, offer dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants function and look like your natural teeth, and they help restore your oral and overall health. Learn why custom dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Call either office to schedule a consultation or book online.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that consist of a metal post and an artificial tooth. The post is usually made of titanium and acts as the root of your new tooth. The visible tooth part of an implant is a custom-made porcelain crown that looks and works like your natural teeth. 

Together, the root and crown of your implant become a permanent part of your mouth and improve dental aesthetics as well as your oral health. 

Implants can replace a single missing tooth or several. Dental implants also allow you to talk and eat with ease and renew your self-confidence so you won’t need to hide your teeth when you smile. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants help restore your mouth to its full function and offer a host of other benefits, including: 

  • Improving jawbone health
  • Maintaining proper facial structure
  • Improving oral health
  • Preventing other teeth from shifting out of place
  • Preventing jawbone deterioration

Dental implants are permanent tooth replacement options, and they’re not susceptible to tooth decay. 

Simply brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and your implants should serve you for many years without the cavities or yellowing that can develop on natural teeth. Dental implants may also help you avoid more extensive dental work in the future. 

What can I expect during dental implant surgery?

At Finesse Dental, Dr. Moqattash places and restores implants with your comfort as a top priority. You may receive local anesthesia while Dr. Moqattash removes any remains of a damaged tooth, including the root. 

Then, he prepares your jawbone to receive the implant, if necessary, through a procedure called grafting. You may need bone grafting if your jawbone is too soft or not deep enough to accommodate the titanium root of the implant. 

Once your jaw is ready, he places each implant where it integrates into your jawbone and becomes permanent. This process is called osseointegration. 

Once the metal post is fully integrated into your natural jawbone, Dr. Moqattash places an abutment on it, and your new dental crown goes on the abutment. The entire process can take a few months to allow time for your jawbone and gums to heal, but it’s worth the wait. 

Your new implant allows you to eat the foods you love, smile with confidence, and speak without difficulty. 

To learn more about dental implants and see if they’re right for you, call Dr. Moqattash at Finesse Dental or schedule a consultation online today.