Need dental implants from your San Diego, CA, dentists?
Dentures were the alternative for replacing a missing tooth or teeth before dental implants were developed. Dental implants are anchored to the jawbone and are used as an artificial tooth, a permanent bridge, or attach dentures. The synthetic structures replace missing dental roots. If you're suffering from tooth loss, it's vital to deal with this problem as soon as possible, as it may lead to serious issues like bone deterioration.
Dental Implant Procedure:
The dental implant procedure begins with a local anesthetic being applied to the necessary area. Your dentist then inserts in the jawbone a post made of titanium, a biocompatible material that isn't rejected by the body's tissue.
Next, the doctor surgically closes the area and allows it to heal for a period of several months. During this time, the process of osseointegration takes its full course, meaning that the titanium post has fused with the rest of the bone and can now act as a proper replacement to the missing tooth roots.
When you return to our San Diego office, your dentist will re-open the area, insert an abutment, and place a crown on top of it that matches the rest of your teeth.
Dental Implant Benefits
Dental implants have several advantages.
Here are a few:
- Implants have a high success rate compared to other dental restorations
- They don't slip out of place like dentures, which makes them comfortable and practical
- You won't have to worry about being able to bite into and chew your favorite foods
- They provide your jawbone with the support it needs so that it doesn't shrink
- Dental implants look natural and can give you a beautiful smile
Good candidates need to have proper bone jaw bone density and require strict oral hygiene. If you have questions or concerns, Dr. Connie Pierce, Dr. Brandon Pierce, and Dr. Jennifer Pierce can help you out. Call their San Diego, CA, office today at (858) 484-3300.