To help as many people as possible to achieve optimal dental health and happiness for a lifetime.
Walnut Creek implant dentist Dr. Julia Lee has many years of training and real-world experience with dental implants. She is an associate fellow of American Academy Of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). They will proudly take the time to discuss their credentials, explain the implant process, and show you before and after photos of patients who have improved their smiles with amazing implant technology.
Missing teeth are perhaps the most obvious and challenging obstacle to a beautiful smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, Walnut Creek Implant Dentist Dr. Julia Lee will show you how Dental Implants can solve your problem permanently. For tooth replacement, there simply is no solution that is more durable or more lifelike than a custom-designed dental implant. If you have dealt with a missing tooth for years, you may be wondering why it is so important to fill that space now. When considering a tooth replacement solution, keep in mind that dental implants are the only comprehensive solution since they address both the visible missing tooth and the missing tooth root under the gum.
All-on-Four Dental Implant Procedure is a long-lasting treatment option for patients who want to replace a full arch of missing teeth. In the All-on-Four procedure, Walnut Creek Implant Dentist Dr. Julia Lee will use four Dental Implants to permanently affix a restorations to your upper or lower jaw. The All-on-Four Dental Implant procedure is an excellent option for patients who need full upper and /or lower restorations where most or all of your natural dentition has been compromised.
People with several or all missing teeth understand the struggle with dentures slipping during speaking or loosening while laughing or sneezing. An overdenture is a dental prosthetic that eliminates the problems associated with traditional dentures.
An overdenture can ultimately improve a person’s quality of life by acting as natural teeth.
For those who may not know, a sinus lift is the term used to describe a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw. This bone is placed around the area that supports the rear teeth, also known as molars and premolars. In some offices, this procedure may be called a sinus augmentation procedure.
Sinus lifts have a high success rate. Dr Julia Lee takes two approaches, vertical or lateral, when performing a sinus augmentation. Call us to schedule a free consultation with Dr Julia Lee and she will personally walk you through how it can be accomplished safely and successfully.
A dental bone graft is necessary when bone loss has occurred in the jaw. This procedure is commonly performed prior to dental implant placement or when bone loss is negatively affecting neighboring teeth.
A dental bone graft adds volume and density to your jaw in areas where bone loss has occurred. The bone graft material may be taken from your own body (autogenous), or it may be purchased from a human tissue bank (allograft) or an animal tissue bank (xenograft). In some instances, the bone graft material may be synthetic (alloplast).
Once the bone graft has been placed, it holds space for your own body to do the repair work. In other words, a dental bone graft is like a scaffold on which your own bone tissue can grow and regenerate.
In some cases, your dental provider may combine a dental bone graft with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This is taken from a sample of your own blood and is used to promote healing and tissue regeneration.