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Dental Implants

Tooth loss can have a major impact on your confidence as well as your oral health.

Dental implants are titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots and support crowns, bridges, or dentures in a natural-looking way.

Our dentist, Andrew G. Mortensen, places and restores implants at our Fountain Valley, CA, practice...

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer tremendous benefits over traditional tooth replacement options. When you choose implants, you can enjoy:

Better Oral Health

Dental implants do more than just address your cosmetic concerns. Because dental implants exert natural force on the jawbone when you chew, they help halt bone loss and prevent more advanced jawbone atrophy in the future. 

Natural-Looking Results

Dr. Mortensen conducts careful planning and uses the most advanced dental materials to create custom implant restorations for patients. In most cases, implant-supported restorations are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Enhanced Function

In contrast to dentures that shift and slip, implant-supported restorations stay put. With dental implants supporting your restoration, you can chew on the toughest foods, speak with confidence, and enjoy living life to the fullest again.

What Our Implant Patients Are Saying

Betty sought Dr. Mortensen's help to correct a smile that was severely decayed. To meet her needs and restore the health, function, and appearance of her smile, Dr. Mortensen placed dental implants, all-ceramic crowns, and porcelain veneers. Following her treatment, Betty was able to bite into an apple for the first time in years!

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Dr. Mortensen Is Ready to Meet You

Is tooth loss making you feel self-conscious? Dr. Mortensen has over 30 years of dental experience and is also accredited by the top dental organizations, including: 

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society 

Additionally, he has earned the distinction of Best Dentist in Orange County and Opencare Patients’ Choice Winner. To learn more about dental implants at our Fountain Valley, CA, practice, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mortensen. Contact us online anytime or give us a call at:

(714) 964-4183

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Our dental office is located in a charming plaza just off the 405 Freeway.

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Irene Ortiz

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Dr. Mortensen is a fantastic doctor! He is by far the best dentist I have seen!!! I definitely recommend him to anyone. His work won't disappoint you!!

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Garrett Hatfield

2020

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Dr. Mortensen is great! He added educational value to my visit and it was very helpful & much appreciated! Also the entire staff is very polite and very helpful! Thank you!

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Wondering what to expect during dental implant treatment?

Dental Implant Treatment Timeline
The Journey to a New Smile

To evaluate your candidacy and build your custom treatment plan, Dr. Mortensen will begin by conducting a dental exam and imaging. Our Fountain Valley office is equipped with the latest technology, and we use 3-D digital x-rays and cone beam computed tomography (CT) images to understand your dental anatomy, assess your jawbone health, and plan the best location for your implants.

Thanks to our personalized approach to dentistry, each treatment plan is designed according to your unique needs. However, here are some general steps to expect during the dental implant treatment process at our Fountain Valley practice.

Preparatory Procedures

In some cases, preparatory procedures are necessary. This may include tooth extractions, bone grafts, or sinus lifts to prepare a solid foundation for your new titanium implant posts. If you require preparatory procedures, it could add up to nine months to your total implant treatment timeline.

Anesthesia

On the day of your implant surgery, your dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the area. Sedation dentistry is also available to maintain your comfort during the procedure. Dr. Mortensen offers oral conscious sedation to induce relaxation and alleviate dental anxiety.

Incisions and Preparation

Before the dental implant can be placed, the jawbone must be accessed. To do this, your doctor creates a small incision in the gums. Next, he uses specialized instruments to prepare the site for your new implant.

Implant Placement

Once the jawbone has been properly prepared, your dentist places the implant into the site. Using CT scans and x-rays, he determines the best location for your new titanium dental implant posts in order to avoid any nerves, sinuses, adjacent teeth, and other tissue.

Healing Period

After your dental implant surgery, there is generally a recovery period required before the final restoration can be added. The implant fuses to the bone tissue during a process known as osseointegration. This can take approximately three to six months or longer.

Abutment Attachment

Once osseointegration is complete, the abutment can be added to the dental implant. This small connector post serves as an anchor for your final implant crown, bridge, or denture. It extends just beyond the gum line and is usually attached with screw retention or traditional dental cement.

Final Restoration

After the abutment is in place, it is time to add your final implant restoration. To begin, your Fountain Valley dentist will take impressions of your new dental implant and abutment. These impressions are then sent to a trusted lab and used to fabricate your tooth crown, bridge, or denture. Your new restoration should blend in naturally with your smile and function just like your natural teeth.

Once your final restoration is in place, you can use your crown, bridge, or denture just like you would use your natural teeth...

Real Patients Real Results

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man with a fully restored smile after dental implants
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The patient was missing his upper 6 front teeth and wore a partial denture. With dental implants he can now smile with confidence and enjoy apples and corn on the cob again.

"I Have Been Coming Here Since I Was a Kid." Dr. Mortensen Has Received Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

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Danielle Shapiro

2020

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I have been coming here since I was a kid. Now I bring my kids. The office staff is friendly and wonderful and we love Dr. Mortensen. He's the best!!!

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Bro Greiner

2020

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Dr Andrew Mortensen has been the #1 Dentist in Orange County. That is just one reason I drive from San Clemente to Huntington Beach to be treated by him and his professional team. I recommend Dr Mortensen highly to everyone who is looking for a fabulous dentist

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Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS, Inc.

Dr. Andrew Mortensen is a top-rated dentist with training from the world-famous Las Vegas Institute. His exceptional care and expertise have earned him hundreds of 5-star reviews, and he is an accredited member of the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society 

Ready to schedule a consultation at our Fountain Valley dental practice? Request an appointment online or call us at (714) 964-4183.

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Reach out to us today to set up an appointment and strengthen your oral health.
"I am proud to have served patients in our community. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to offer you and your family the high level of care you're looking for." Andrew G. Mortensen, D.D.S.

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