History of Dental Implants

dental implants FresnoDental implants have been around for thousands of years. Archaeologists found four-thousand-year-old human remains with tooth replacements in China. They discovered that ancient dentists had made teeth implants out of bamboo and hammered them into the bone. Some Egyptian mummies have implants made out of precious metals, ivory and human teeth. In 600 A.D., the Mayans used seashells to fix their teeth. Perhaps the most surprising fact about all of these old dentistry practices is that some of these now-strange-seeming implant materials had actually fused to the bone.

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures have come a long way since then, but the concept is still the same. In the 1950’s, a Swedish doctor created the first modern dental implant while studying bone regrowth in rabbits. He noticed that titanium placed into a rabbit’s femur could not be removed. Once scientists determined that titanium has special properties allowing it to fuse to the bone, dentists began using it in their implant procedures.

Since then, patients with missing teeth no longer need to rely only on dentures to restore their beautiful smiles.  At OnCall Dental Fresno, we’ll develop a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that works with your budget, insurance and schedule. Our caring staff is ready to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to give us a call at 559-477-4553 today!


Fixing A Broken Tooth

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If you have a broken tooth from injury or decay, it doesn’t have to stay like that forever. At OnCall Dental – Fresno, we provide restorative procedures to bring back your smile. You may know that dental crowns are a popular option but are unsure if the procedure is right for you. We’ll work with you to develop a unique treatment plan that suits your dental health needs. For some patients, receiving dentures or dental implants following a tooth extraction may be the best course of action. The first step is to schedule an appointment with us by calling 559-477-4553.

Before you come in for your appointment, it’s important to make sure that you brush carefully around the broken tooth to remove any debris and keep harmful bacteria from forming. Your dentist will provide you with follow-up care instructions after your procedure. Make sure you stick to those directions and schedule regular dental checkups.

We also urge our patients who are afraid of the dentist to seek treatment even if their dental anxiety is severe. Our team will do everything we can to keep you relaxed throughout your procedure. OnCall Dental – Fresno offers sedation dentistry to keep you pain and fear-free.

Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 559-477-4553

 

 

 


Join Our Dental Family With General Dentistry Care

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Good oral health is the foundation of a lifetime of health and well-being. It’s important to visit your dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings. And although we specialize in urgent care, you can also visit us for your general dentistry needs.

Come and see us for the following procedures:

Teeth Cleaning

In addition to maintaining good oral health habits at home, you should see your dentist for a regular teeth cleaning. During a teeth cleaning, our hygienists will gently remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth. Removing this tough bacteria will protect you from discomfort and disease.

Regular Exams

Twice yearly dental checkups are the foundation of general dentistry. The most effective way to treat oral cancer, tooth decay, and gum disease is with early detection.

With years of experience and advanced technology, our caring doctors in Fresno can quickly assess your dental needs. By visiting us for twice-yearly general dentistry checkups, you can avoid:

  • Bad breath
  • Tooth loss
  • Tooth pain
  • Extensive dental work
  • Other health risks including heart disease and Alzheimer’s

Other Dental Needs

From fillings to crowns, we use high quality tooth-colored materials. They will give you a natural and attractive appearance, and will fortify your teeth against further damage.

Are you overdue for a checkup? Stay on top of your overall wellness and maximize your health with regular general dentistry by scheduling an appointment at OnCall Dental – Fresno if you are in the area, including Clovis and Madera.

Give us a call today — we love making new patients of all ages a part of our dental family!