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Dental implants are the most modern and least invasive way of replacing a missing tooth or teeth so, when you need an implants dentist in Bakersfield, CA, look no further than Dr. Yianni Magnis of Sunshine Family Dentistry, because he is the foremost specialist of implantology in the City of Bakerfield, CA.

Dr. Magnis studied dentistry at Thessaloniki University School of Dentistry in Greece. He then attended New York University School of Dentistry to do two years of post-graduate research into Implant Restoration, as well as clinical practice in this most specialized of dental fields. Thereafter he joined the implant program at UCLA’s School of Dentistry where he became a lecturer. Dr. Magnis was awarded the honor of becoming a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Academy of Implant Surgery and Oral Implantology in 2008 – an honor few have achieved. These credentials certainly prove him to be the leading implants dentist in Bakersfield, CA.

A dental implant can be implemented to replace any number of missing teeth or to secure dentures. The procedure involves placing a titanium screw (or screws) into the jawbone, upon which a tooth (or teeth) is attached. In the case of dentures, a fitting is affixed to the implant which perfectly matches a fitting built into the denture, so that the denture fits directly onto the special fitting, thus keeping it firmly in place and allowing ease of speech and eating.

The procedures involved in implantation are many and varied, depending upon the state of the bone at the site of the implant, the position of vital nerves and how close the implant will be to the sinus cavity. Such procedures start with the taking of special X-rays and may require the buildup of the bony structure (a bone graft or augmentation) which is to support the implant. Once the entire treatment plan is in place, Dr. Magnis will make a hole in the jaw bone and screw in the titanium ‘root’. Depending on mitigating factors, the implant will be left for a certain period of time in order for the surrounding bone to fuse with the implant and to ensure that rejection does not take place. Thereafter, the crown, bridge or denture will be attached to finalize the procedure. In some cases where a tooth has to be extracted, it is possible to insert the implant immediately; and in others, a temporary tooth may be attached to the implant at the time on insertion.

Skillfully done implants nowadays have a success rate of at least 95%, so call us today and make an appointment for a consultation with the foremost implants dentist in Bakersfield, CA - Dr. Magnis. We are also professional cosmetic dentist in bakersfield.