Removable dental restorations such as dentures and dental bridges are effective solutions for missing teeth, but if you want a hold that is extremely secure, you need to consider dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into a patient’s gum tissue and jawbone. Given the strength of the dental implants, this is the most effective restorative dentistry treatment for missing teeth at our San Diego practice.

Dental implants are preferable to removable dental restorations for a number of reasons. Most obviously, the offer a much more secure hold than a traditional dental bridge or denture. In addition, the dental implants will prevent bone loss and gum recession from occurring in the area of the tooth gap.

The dental implants procedure is a months-long process, but it is a necessary length given what is required for effective care. During the oral surgery, the dental implants will be rooted into the tooth gap. In the months after surgery, a process known as osseointegration will take place. This essentially means that the dental implants will become fused with your jawbone and gum tissue. Essentially the dental implant becomes another part of your mouth. Once fully healed, dental implants can be used to hold a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a denture.

At Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego, we offer the following cosmetic dentistry treatments:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Smile makeovers

Contact Our La Jolla UTC Area Cosmetic Dentistry Office Today

We encourage you to visit Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego today to learn about all of the great options available for cosmetic dentistry. Using the latest treatments options and techniques, we will help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To schedule an appointment with Dr. George Georgaklis, contact Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego located in University Towne Centre (UTC) – La Jolla, San Diego: (858) 552-1223