Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Covina - St. Mary Dental – Saeda Basta, DDS, MS

Dental implants provide patients with improved jaw health and function that is second only to natural teeth. At St. Mary Dental we welcome patients throughout Covina and the neighboring communities and replace missing teeth which were lost or extracted from excess damage or trauma. Whether you are missing one or more teeth, implant dentistry supports long-lasting restorations that preserve the health and stability of your jaw. 

How Dental Implants Work

Implants are made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium, which fuse to the jaw bone, restoring optimal bite function and aesthetics. The post anchors a replacement tooth similarly to the way roots stabilize natural teeth.

The primary benefit of dental implants is the long-term health advantages it offers to qualifying patients. As the implant integrates into the jaw, it prevents further bone loss and restores the facial structure. This durable anchor fully supports restorations made by our specialized dental lab.

Types of Implant Restorations

Implants secure multiple kinds of prosthetics, depending on the need of the patient. At our Covina dental office, we provide:

Single-Tooth Implants: Implants support single crown restorations that act and feel like natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are color matched to neighboring teeth. Single implants are ideal to replace individual teeth anywhere in the mouth. Single restorations require no additional hygiene care than daily brushing and flossing.

Implant-Supported Bridges: Bridges can replace several missing teeth in a group. Unlike traditional bridges which are anchored by healthy teeth fitted with crowns, implant-supported bridges stand alone and are secured to at least two dental implants. 

Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures provide patients with stable dentures to restore function and to eliminate the use of dental adhesives. Learn more about implant supported dentures.

Qualifying for Dental Implants

For best results, our Covina prosthodontist examines bone structure and the size of the implant to determine the needs of patients. This examination uses digital imaging technologies in our office to determine whether patients qualify for implants placement. Once a patient opts to receive implants, Dr. Basta can provide bone grafts for those who do not have enough healthy bone to support full integration.

Procedures such as extractions or sinus lifts may be necessary to create the optimal bone width and height for long-term success. Dr. Basta takes the necessary steps to create a healthy foundation for implants and a thorough understanding of the process before treatment begins.

Contact St. Mary Dental Today

If you are interested in dental implants, contact our dentist in Covina and team today. We provide quality implant restorations for patients throughout Covina, San Dimas, Azusa, Glendora, and the neighboring communities. Our goal is to preserve your oral health and function with lasting tooth replacement options.


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