Are you tired of managing tooth loss on your own? After losing one or more teeth to age, tooth decay or a dental injury, it can be difficult just to eat, speak or smile with confidence. Fortunately, modern advancements in dentistry have developed solutions to tooth loss preferred even to traditional dentures and dental bridges. If you or a loved one is looking to regain a functional and beautiful smile, consider dental implants, a permanent solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants are made up of small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone and are the only form of tooth replacement to be fused securely to the neighboring bone. Once placed, they behave as strong and reliable support systems, similar to a natural tooth root, and hold a natural looking dental crown (or replacement tooth) in place. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants won’t slip, shift or fall out during regular activities and appear virtually the same as regular healthy teeth.
Beyond feeling less confident in your smile, managing tooth loss on your own is a dental health issue. Within the first few months of losing a tooth, you may experience rapid bone loss in the jaw, affecting everything from aging a once youthful face shape to changing the form of the bite. When this happens, risks for further tooth loss, periodontal disease or developing jaw pain or TMJ pain increase. Your teeth are meant to work together to support your oral and overall health. Don’t wait for tooth loss to lead to larger dental problems. Call our office to schedule a consultation about dental implants and find a solution for your unique smile.
Dental implants are not recommended for everyone. In order to be eligible to receive implants, you must have enough bone structure to support the implant, free of chronic illnesses and must ensure that you will maintain proper oral hygiene to care for a new implant.
Dental implants are permanent, meaning they can last as long as a lifetime with proper care. Each crown and implant is carefully designed to look natural and fit comfortably in the mouth, restoring natural functionalities to eat, speak and smile without difficulty.
To ensure the best results with dental implants, our team utilizes the professionalism and skill of our trained periodontist, who specializes in dental implant cases. During your appointment, your dental implant is surgically placed into the mouth by inserting a titanium anchor into the jaw. After the anchor is placed, the area is allowed to heal for a period of about six months. Once the implant is secured into place, your dentist will place a custom made artificial tooth (dental crown) onto the dental crown by way of a connecting piece, known as an abutment.
As your family dentist in Scripps Ranch and Poway, your health and comfort comes first. That is why we give our patients the information and tools they need in order to make the best decisions about their ideal treatment plans. By carefully reviewing your dental health and medical history, we can explain what tooth replacement options may be best for you. Countless patients have changed their lives with dental implant technology. Give us a call to schedule your consultation for dental implants with your family dentist in Scripps Ranch.