Dental Implants in Bakersfield, CA

Do you have missing teeth? Dental implants provide a permanent solution.

It’s hard to go through life missing a tooth or two. Eating habits usually need to be altered, and other replacement methods may not be right for what you’re looking for. Have you considered treatment with dental implants? Dr. Kirkpatrick and the team at Kirkpatrick Dentistry could make dental implants a possibility for you! Patients in the Bakersfield community and surrounding areas can rejuvenate their smile with natural-looking dental implants from our practice. Please call our office if you’d like to learn more or to schedule your appointment.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants offer patients a steady alternative to a partial or denture. An implant is a tiny, titanium screw which acts as an artificial tooth root, granting you the stability in your smile that you lost when your natural tooth went missing! A dental implant is placed into the gum line, and after time, will fuse with the jaw bone. It’s necessary to have a strong jaw to be considered for this procedure, so you’ll need to be evaluated prior to advancing with this care. Once your dental implant has fused without any complications, Dr. Kirkpatrick can restore your dental implant in his Bakersfield practice.

Dental implant restoration involves attaching a dental crown. Dr. Kirkpatrick can order a customized crown for your needs or even create a CEREC one-visit crown in his office. Dental crowns blend into an existing smile to form an attractive, unbroken row of teeth. Dental implant patients love the confidence and stability they regain after undergoing this treatment. If you’d like to ask a member of the Kirkpatrick Dentistry staff any questions before your procedure, please feel free to do so!

It’s important to fill in the space of a missing tooth because further problems can arise after a tooth is lost. Other teeth alongside the area can shift inward in an attempt to fill the gap, which will change the alignment of your smile. Bone deterioration also begins to occur in the now-empty tooth socket in the jaw because the nerves in your gums will recognize that a tooth has been lost, and they will send a signal to the jaw that the bone there is no longer necessary. A dental implant restores your bone tissue and prevents teeth from shifting.

Please call our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kirkpatrick and his friendly staff. Kirkpatrick Dentistry sees dental implant patients from Bakersfield, McFarland, Wasco, Lamont, Shafter, and nearby California towns. If you’re a new patient, please visit our new patient information page to learn more about our practice.

1851 A Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA
Dr. James K. Kirkpatrick DDS (661) 327-7301