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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...

You Don’t Have To Live With Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can affect your oral function, making it difficult to eat and speak properly. Tooth loss can also lead to other issues, such as TMJ disorder. Dental implants can restore your oral function once more. Call our Fountain Valley dental practice today to schedule a consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you.

"Incredible."

"Dr. Mortensen and his staff are incredible! I have been going here for years. I simply won’t go anywhere else. The level of professionalism, knowledge and expertise, courtesy and friendliness is off the charts!" Lesli Bonanni

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.

Implants Protect Your Jaw

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Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that can stop and prevent jawbone atrophy that occurs after tooth loss. This can save you from needing bone grafting later in life and can prevent further tooth loss that can occur when the jawbone begins to deteriorate.

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:

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

"...by Far the Best Dentist I Have Seen!" Read Our 5-Star Reviews

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Irene Ortiz

2020

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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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Dental Implant Candidacy

While implants are an excellent restorative option for many patients with missing teeth, not everyone qualifies for this treatment. During your initial consultation at our Fountain Valley, CA, dental practice, Dr. Mortensen will examine your mouth to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Factors your dentist will consider include:

Jawbone Density

Dental implants require a foundation of dense, healthy bone tissue. Patients who have suffered bone loss may require bone grafting before they can be a candidate for dental implants.

Overall Health

You must be in good health in order to undergo implant placement. Issues such as uncontrolled diabetes can affect your ability to properly heal, which can lead to implant failure. Dr. Mortensen will carefully assess your health during your consultation to be certain that this solution is a fit for you.

Oral Health

If you have gum disease or tooth decay, preparatory treatments such as extractions and periodontal treatment may be required before you qualify for dental implant placement. This is necessary to ensure a healthy foundation for your implants and restorations.

Tobacco Usage

Tobacco can inhibit your body's ability to heal and can be bad for your oral and overall health. It is best to stop smoking before implant placement to reduce the chances of implant failure. This can also reduce your chances of other dental issues later, and help your implants to last 40 years or longer.

"I put my full trust in them."

"I am a person who hates absolutely hates to go to the dentist. However I saw Dr Mortenson today with his stuff and I have to say I have truly never met a better group of people for the office staff is all amazing and friendly and kind and Dr Mortenson himself makes you feel like you’ve known him forever and he’s very wise. I put my full trust in them and I’m so looking forward to To having the rest of my dental work done. I cannot believe I’m actually writing this! Lol I’ve never looked forward to going to the dentist, However I’m not terrified of Dr Mortenson!" Joyce Allen

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

Take a Closer Look at the Implant Placement Process

During implant placement at our Fountain Valley dental practice, your dentist will surgically insert the titanium implant directly into the jawbone. Once the implant has fused to the jawbone, an abutment is placed, followed by your custom restoration. Enjoy maximum stability for your crown, bridge, or dentures while preventing jaw atrophy.

Creating Beautiful Smiles  With Dental Implants

This patient suffered from loose teeth and large gaps, making it difficult to eat. After dental implants and a full mouth rehabilitation, she now has fully restored oral function.
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Does Implant Placement Hurt?

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No. During your treatment, your dentist will numb the treatment area so you are completely comfortable during your procedure. For those with dental anxiety, or those who have difficulty sitting comfortably for long periods, our Fountain Valley dental practice offers oral conscious sedation. This is a medication that is given to you before treatment. You will remain conscious but deeply relaxed throughout treatment. It is important to remember you will need a ride home after your treatment—you will not be able to drive yourself.

Ready to Take the Next Steps? Contact our Fountain Valley dental practice today

We understand that tooth loss can take a serious toll on your quality of life, which is why we are glad to offer many dental treatments to restore your bite. Tooth loss is more common than you may think, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it. Dental implants are a landmark restorative treatment that can allow you to chew and speak properly once more. We are here to guide you every step of the way on your journey to a beautifully restored smile. Contact us using our online form or call us today to take the first step.

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"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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Real Patients Real Results

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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.

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Lynn Black

2022

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Dr. Mortensen and staff are the best! I've recommended a lot of people here and everyone loves them.

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Paula Bevans

2022

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Always a five star experience. Great dentist with exceptional staff.

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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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