A wonderful thing about living in this day and age are the many advances we have made in medicine and science that allow us to accomplish things that were science fiction just a generation ago. Today, a dental implant can be as realistic as your natural tooth, both functionally and aesthetically. I proudly offer dental implants at my San Diego practice, giving patients the opportunity to replace missing teeth and restore their dental function.
My patients with dental implants are thrilled at the opportunity to live life with a full set of working, beautiful teeth again, eating the foods they love and smiling broadly for the camera. This is because modern implants so closely resemble actual teeth that the only person who will know the difference – besides your dentist – is you!
Dental implants can solve a host of problems, including
●teeth that need to be extracted.
How They Work
A dental implant is a surgical-grade titanium device that is placed into the jawbone beneath the surface of the gum. It mimics a tooth’s root in shape and will actually fuse with the bone in your jaw, a process called osseointegration. After the implant is secure, a dental prosthetic such as a crown is shaped specifically for your mouth and attached to the implant. Before you know it, you’re back to biting into apples and showing those pearly whites in photographs!
Besides the obvious benefit of having a full set of teeth, my dental implants can boost your self-esteem, prevent bone loss in your jaw, help to save healthy teeth that might be adjacent to an unhealthy one, and give you confidence as you chew all sorts of food. In addition, these metal-free solutions look completely natural – no black lines or other discoloration.
If you think you could benefit from dental implants, give my office a call today for a consultation! I look forward to giving you back the healthy smile you once had!