How dental implants can restore your smile

Dental implants are an excellent way to restore your smile. They can be used to replace missing teeth and improve the look of your smile by giving you a more natural-looking, healthy mouth. Patients who have had dental implants tell us that they feel more confident in their appearance and enjoy eating again with confidence because they no longer have to worry about full dentures slipping out of place or falling out of their mouth. At Family Dental Center, Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Manteca, California, work with patients to determine if they are good candidates for dental implants or other teeth replacement solutions.

How are dental implants used?

  • Single-tooth implant. For many of our patients, dental implants are used to replace a single tooth in the smile. The implant is put in the jawbone, and the abutment above the gum line is restored with a customized dental crown to complete the process.
  • Full mouth dental implants. Patients who have lost all the teeth in the dental arch might find that traditional dentures don’t work well for them. That is when our team may suggest the advantages of using mini dental implants along the dental arch to secure a complete denture restoration. It provides the best function for those who need extensive dental repair.
  • Support for a dental bridge. Bridges are an economical way of replacing one or more teeth in a row, but they require existing teeth or dental implants to anchor them to the mouth.

How do I learn more about dental implants?

Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients who are experiencing tooth loss. If you consider implants for your smile, connect with our team by calling (209) 420-1205 and scheduling a visit with Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Family Dental Center. The office is conveniently located in Manteca, CA, at 521 East Center Street, and is open to new patients and families in the community. We are committed to ensuring patients access to the dental treatments they need to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Schedule your visit today!

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

Dr. Mircea Mitu

Mircea Mitu DDS, FICOI

Dr. Mircea Mitu has almost three decades of dental experience, including nine years of associateship and managing clinical practices in the East Bay Area and several years of practice and academic positions in prosthodontics. Before setting up his practice, he completed hundreds of hours in postgraduate dentistry. He has attended prestigious organizations like the UCLA Center for Aesthetic Program and Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Mitu is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Joaquin County Dental Association and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. George D’Louhy DDS, MS

George D’Louhy DDS, MS

Dr. George D’Louhy is a respected orthodontist who has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. D’Louhy earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from St. Louis University and completed further advanced training to receive his Speciality in Orthodontics MS degree from St. Louis University School of Orthodontics.

As a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. D’Louhy applies his three decades of experience and his expertise using Full Banded Orthodontics and other treatments to help patients achieve stunning smiles. Dr. D’Louhy is trusted for his technical skills and ability to work with patients and their parents to create beautiful, healthy smiles.