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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.

Learn how our dentist, Andrew G. Mortensen, places and restores implants at our Huntington Beach, CA, practice to help you achieve a beautiful and functional smile once more.

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 bring your smile back. Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, our Huntington Beach dentist can help you achieve a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile with natural-looking, implant-supported restorations.

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


Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that can stop and prevent the 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!

"Highly recommend!"

"Clean, kind, painless! Caring, professional dental care! Highly recommend!"
DAnne Purcilly

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 Huntington Beach, 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.

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The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Mortensen with his years of professional experience is very competent and knowledgeable and thorough in his diagnosing of a problem and subsequent treatment. Being a newer patient thus far I can say that I am very pleased.

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Jerry Jensen

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Dr. Mortensen has been our dentist for over 20 years. Always excellent work. Great staff - very competent, professional and friendly. From the office atmosphere, it's clear they like their boss, their patients, and each other.

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Dental Implant Treatment Timeline
The Journey to a New Smile

Wondering what to expect during dental implant treatment? To evaluate your candidacy and build your custom treatment plan, Dr. Mortensen will begin by conducting a dental exam and imaging. Our Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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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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 Huntington Beach 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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Take a Closer Look at the Implant Placement Process

Once your final restoration is in place, you can use your crown, bridge, or denture just like you would use your natural teeth.
During implant placement at our Huntington Beach 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.

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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 Huntington Beach, CA, practice, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mortensen. Contact us online anytime or give us a call at:

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"Dr. Mortensen is the best dentist I ever had."

"Dr Mortensen is the best dentist I have ever had.  If you have ever had any dentist phobia, they will do what ever they can to make your experience better." R jacobson

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?


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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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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"Best dental office and staff..." Dr. Mortensen Has Received Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

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Dr. Mortensen found problems that I think the previous dentists either neglected or weren't capable of finding. the equipment he has is remarkable and some amazingly minute things were found. I'm happy with the results.

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Best dental office and staff in Orange County. Everyone who works here is top notch- I’m so lucky to have become a patient ( for several years now ).

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Real Patients Real Results

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man with a fully restored smile after dental implants
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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Love this office. Dr. Mortensen and the staff are the best!

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Great service, great people

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Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

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 Huntington Beach 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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