Gaps and missing teeth pose both aesthetic and health problems. When you have gaps in your teeth, there is a high risk of your gums losing their strength and becoming loose. Plus, you may start to feel self-conscious, and this may affect the quality of your life.

Don’t allow missing teeth to take control of your social life and health. Choose our dental experts at Smooth Dental and Orthodontics for dental implants in Santa Ana and live your dream life. We are based in Santa Ana, California.


Dental implants are special dental structures that are fitted in the gaps in your gums to fill in missing teeth. Dental implants consist of metal fixtures that are fitted into the sockets in your jaw bone. Artificial teeth-like accessories are mounted on these metal fixtures, which mimic real teeth in appearance. After dental implantation at our Santa Ana dental clinic, you’ll be left guessing which teeth are your own and which are implants – they’re that natural.

woman after dental implants in Santa Ana


Dental implants offer distinct benefits to those who get them:

  • They look very similar to your natural teeth and restore your beautiful smile.
  • They help you bite and chew more comfortably and reduce pain when eating.
  • They stimulate your jaw bone and ensure you don’t lose bone mass.
  • They reduce your risk of getting bacterial infections & cavities (because they’re not real teeth).
  • They’re easier to take care of and keep clean.
smiling woman after dental implants in Santa Ana


Dental implants can be necessary when:

  • You have completely missing teeth.
  • You have chipped or damaged teeth that cannot support crowns or bridges.
  • You don’t want to get dentures and want a more permanent solution.
  • You are not in your golden years and can benefit from a healthy jaw bone.
  • You want to regain natural-looking teeth and restore your self-confidence.


Our experts at Smooth Dental and Orthodontics are extremely experienced in dental implantation. We start with a consultation process to evaluate your dental care requirements.

Our dentists first check if you qualify for the implantation or not. We analyze your jaw bone density with care to ensure the implantation process we use is safe for you and offers lasting positive results. Dental implants may not be for you if:

  • Your bone mass is too low to support the implants.
  • You have been diagnosed with gum disease.
  • You smoke and are at risk of implant rejection due to low blood flow.
  • You have a medical condition that delays healing and increases the risk of infection (example – Diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis).
  • You do not have the physical strength to care for the dental implants (example – Due to old age or disability).

Once you are qualified for implantation, we start the first phase of the treatment. We apply strong numbing agents onto the implantation site. Then we make a small hole in the jaw bone using a dental drill and insert the threaded implant. Next, we stitch the gum back into place. You can return home for now.

Over the course of the next few months, the jaw bone will grow around the implant and fuse with it. This process is called osseointegration. Once this is complete, you will return to our clinic for the second phase of the treatment of your dental implants in Santa Ana.

We expose the implant and place an abutment on it. This will be the base on which your dental restoration will stand. It will take a few days for your gums to heal after the abutment fitting.

smiling women after dental implants in Santa Ana

You will return for the third phase of your treatment, where we will make a custom mold and measurement of your natural teeth to begin making the restoration. It can take a few weeks for your restorations to be finished. Once they are, you will return to our Smooth Dental and Orthodontics Santa Ana clinic for the final restoration session.

By the end of this phase of the treatment, you’ll have very authentic-looking teeth. During this time, your teeth will be very sensitive to pain and touch. Our dentists will provide a list of recovery instructions that you need to follow after your dental implants in Santa Ana.

If you have any questions about the procedure or require any assistance after your implantation, please feel free to contact our Santa Ana clinic.