Testimonials

  • Myself and my family have been going to Dr. Woodson for 10 years now. I had bad experiences as a child with dentistry, I was fearful to go back but Dr. Woodson made it feel very personal like you’re the only patient he has to care about. With kids he’s fantastic. I’d recommend him for anybody.
    Armando
  • Alan Woodson is our dentist…I’ve been a patient for 10 years…He’s been wonderful…He has such a marvelous sense of humor…He makes you feel secure…His staff is just as warm and welcoming as he is.
    Monica M.
  • Dr. Woodson has definitely restored my faith in dentistry. I have always had wonderful experiences there; the office staff is great and he is one of the most gentle, funniest and friendliest people I know. He makes each experience very comfortable,there is very little post procedure pain. It’s as pleasant as it can be. I highly recommend him for anyone, child and/or adult and I do recommend all my friends and family. In fact my entire family sees Dr Woodson.
    Francesca
  • My family and I have been going to Dr. Woodson for over 17 years. He’s wonderful, caring and very gentle. My kids used to give me a hard time when they had to go to a dentist – but that was all over when we found Dr. Woodson – we never had a problem again. They are all grown now and they still go to him. He is very very entertaining – so are his staff. It’s a very warm and friendly atmosphere. They go out of their way to make appointments around your work schedule. I would recommend him to anyone – he’s been very good to me and my family.
    Karen
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Dental Implants

You've lost a tooth, or perhaps several. Chewing is difficult and smiling, well it's too embarrassing. There is no question that the quality of your life has changed. Dental implants are the solution to renewing your smile, your chewing ability and quite frankly your quality of life.

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

  • Without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older.
  • There are no loose parts. An implant is stable and comfortable.
  • Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
  • Dental Implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth.
  • Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown.

What is a Dental Implant?

  • A dental implant is a small titanium screw secured in the jawbone that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth.
  • Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone allows the dental implant to stabilize the bone preventing bone loss and maintaining its shape and density
  • The implant serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth (single crowns, bridges or dentures)
  • Dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw. They can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw.
  • Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth.
  • Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.

Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The implant team usually includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who surgically places the implant, and a prosthodontist or general dentist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge. Dr. Hardy and the team will design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns all in one office.

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At the first appointment, we use 3D Cone Beam Imaging to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts.

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Within minutes of the 3D CT Scan, we are able to offer patients an immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment plan-all in one visit.

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Treatment with dental implants requires meticulous planning for best results.

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A surgical procedure is required (using local anesthetic and sedative) in which precision channels are created in the jawbone, often using a surgical guide. The implants are then fitted into the sites so that they are in contact with the bone. They generally require two to six months to fuse to the bone before they can have tooth restorations attached to them to complete the process.

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Immediately – at the same time an implant is placed (or after a period of healing), an abutment is attached to the implant. This is a device that “abuts” or joins the implant to a tooth form called a crown, which replaces the tooth part you see in the mouth.

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The custom crown is cemented or screwed onto the abutment to permanently keep it in place and should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Is Old Age a Problem?

Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. The dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.

How Will Dental Implants Affect My Life?

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our office if you are considering dental implants.

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The Upland Dentist

304 N Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA, 91786
(909) 660-4867
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