Dental Implants Specialist

Murat Atli, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Global Dental Group

Murat Atli, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Mission Viejo, CA

Dental implants not only look and act like your natural teeth; they improve the health of your mouth. Dr. Murat Atli at Global Dental Group understands the benefits of dental implants and offers them at affordable prices to his patients at the Mission Viejo, California office. Call or book an appointment online for an evaluation to see if dental implants are right for you.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace missing teeth. Unlike dentures and bridges, a dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone so it can’t be removed, making it a very secure tooth replacement option.

The implant itself is made up of three parts:

  • Post: serves as a replacement root surgically implanted into your jaw
  • Abutment: a type of screw that connects the post to your dental crown
  • Dental crown: created to look like your natural tooth to complete your smile

Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth lost to decay or injury. However, to be considered a good candidate for dental implants, you need healthy gums and good bone support.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer both cosmetic and oral health benefits, as they:

  • Improve your smile and confidence
  • Fit securely for better eating and speaking
  • Maintain the health of your jawbone
  • Prevent shifting of your other teeth

With dental implants, there’s no need to grind down any of your healthy teeth to serve as posts, which is sometimes necessary for bridges.

What can I expect during the placement of dental implants?

Dental implant placement at Global Dental Group takes about three months. The process involves surgically installing the post and creating your permanent crown.

After installing the post, you may experience some discomfort and bruising for a few days. However, most of Dr. Atli’s patients return to their usual activities within a day after the procedure.

Dr. Atli only uses implants made in Orange County, which helps keep his prices affordable and gives you the security that you’re getting a high-quality product.

How do I care for dental implants?

Dental implants are strong, secure, and can last years, or even decades, with the right care. You should treat your dental implants like your regular teeth and continue to practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing regularly.

It’s also important to follow up with the team at Global Dental Group as scheduled for your regular checkups and cleanings. The team can keep a close eye on your implants and make adjustments when needed.

If you’d like to know more about dental implants, call the office or book an appointment online.