Dental Implants in San Diego

Dental Implants - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, San Diego Dentist

Dental implants are restorative treatments to replace your missing teeth, new teeth feel, and look, perform like healthy, natural teeth. Dental implants are surgically inserted below the gum, fusing to the jawbone and place as a base for replacement teeth or inserting Crown or Bridges.

By integrating your actual bone around implant, Dental Implants not only feel natural but also visually look exactly like real teeth.

Candidates for Dental Implants

Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, however, a large majority of patients are. In order for an implant to be placed into the jawbone, there must be a sufficient amount of room and bone integrity to hold the implant.

Dental implants have success rates of up to 98 percent, thanks to evolving techniques. They offer superior stability over other traditional options.

Dental implants take time to integrate into your jawbone, which can make the entire process lengthy. A titanium post must be implanted into the jawbone. What follows is a process called osseointegration, which helps the titanium to fuse with the surrounding bone. This process results in a strong bond that is similar to what a real tooth offers. Several months may be required for this step. Next, we place an abutment connector onto the titanium implant where a dental crown can be placed. The dental crown will be made specifically to blend in with your teeth for a complete realistic tooth that looks so close to a real tooth that friends, family, and strangers will not even be able to tell the difference.

To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please call us at 858-273-1580 for more information.