Mark Kramer, DDS
Dental Implant Expert & Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tustin, CA
Dental implants are an effective, comfortable, and technologically advanced method for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. Mark Kramer, DDS, is a renowned implantologist and fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology offering dental implants at Dr. Mark Kramer, DDS, in Tustin, California. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots offering an economical solution for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Kramer embeds your dental implants into your jawbone, where they provide a foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.
Dr. Kramer performs all implant services in-office during a painless procedure. He boasts over 30 years of experience in placing and restoring dental implants.
How do dental implants work?
When you get dental implants, Dr. Kramer creates a small hole in your jawbone where you’re missing a tooth and places the implant.
Implants are made from biocompatible materials, which means your body doesn’t recognize them as a foreign object. As you heal from the procedure, your implant fuses with the bone tissue in your jaw.
Once you heal and your implant is fully fused to your jaw, Dr. Kramer attaches an abutment — a small post that sticks from your gumline and connects to a restoration. The final result is a replacement tooth that’s nearly identical to your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
The benefits of dental implants are numerous. They make eating and speaking easier, improve the appearance of your smile, and keep your natural teeth from shifting.
Dental implants also have significant advantages over more traditional restorations, like conventional dentures and bridges.
A bridge requires your dentist to place crowns on the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth, thereby permanently altering your natural and healthy tooth structures. Dental implants, on the other hand, connect directly to your jaw, saving the integrity of your surrounding teeth.
The direct connection to your jawbone also makes dental implants better for your oral health. Conventional dentures and bridges use artificial teeth that rest on top of your gum line, which deprives your jawbone of healthy stimulation and frequently leads to bone loss. Dental implants actually stimulate the bone tissue in your jaw, keeping it healthy and strong.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Kramer assesses your oral health and performs a free CT scan with cone beam technology to determine your eligibility for dental implants.
Generally speaking, dental implants require healthy gums and substantial bone tissue in your jaw. If you’re lacking in either of these requirements, Dr. Kramer can work with you to improve your oral health and make you a stronger candidate for implants.
Schedule your dental implant visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.