Dental Implants in San Diego, CA
ENHANCE THE WAY YOU SMILE WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
Missing teeth can make you feel awkward while you eat, talk, or smile, and may even develop oral health issues as well. Despite advancements in oral care, zillions of people suffer tooth loss, majorly due to tooth damage, periodontal issues, or severe injury.
The only treatment options provided to people with missing teeth for several years were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are an excellent solution for enhancing your dental health and have witnessed an upsurge in popularity.
The innovation of new technology and progress in the medical and dental care industry has also made dental implantation a less risky and more reliable substitute to popular options of the past. They will completely look, feel and function as naturally as your original teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are false tooth roots. They are titanium cylinders that look like screws. The dentist surgically fixes them into your jawbone where there are missing teeth below the gums.
Implants are built of Titanium, which is biocompatible. This means it is naturally accepted by the body. And you do not need to fret about any allergic reactions! Once the dentist installs them, they get affixed to your natural bone. The healing period may take from 6 to 12 weeks.
The Implants act as a firm base and give support to one or more artificial teeth, called ‘crowns’. In place of one or more separate crowns, few patients may have attachments positioned on the implant that preserve and support a removable denture.
Types of Dental Implants
- Endosteal implants (in the jawbone) – This is one of the most commonly used implants. The dentist surgically inserts as a substitute on patients with bridges or removable dentures.
- Subperiosteal implants (on the bone) – the dentist provides this type of implant to patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and have insufficient bone height.
What are the Benefits of Implants?
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The latest technology, highly accurate 3D digital imaging, and implant surgical planning software have made implant surgeries quicker and extremely predictable. Before any surgery is carried out for the implant, Dr. Albadri will draft an effective treatment plan as per your specific needs. This plan will address which processes are required for your case, the cost, and the timeline of getting your implant done.
With the help of the tools, our dentist will analyze your jawbone structure and determine the perfect placement of the implant. This saves time and money and lessens recovery time.