Dental implants are a great option to restore the appearance and health of your smile after tooth loss, and at Dental Arts of Coronado Avenue, we are pleased to offer this service to our patients.
Our San Diego, CA team is highly skilled and experienced in providing the placement and restoration of implants, so you can be confident that you’re in good hands. With the help of these innovative modern appliances, you can enjoy a strong and healthy smile once again, as well as an improved quality of life overall.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to provide support for restorative dental prosthetics. Unlike dentures and bridges, which are designed to rest on top of the gums, dental implants are embedded in the bone and function just like natural teeth. This makes them a much more stable, natural, and long-lasting solution.
What Makes Up a Dental Implant?
The entire dental implant is composed of three main parts to replicate the entire tooth structure; this includes a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, an abutment that attaches the post to the restoration, and the dental restoration (in our office, restoration options include custom-made crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures). Dental implants are a reputable and effective solution for tooth loss, with a retention rate of over 95% – making them one of the most successful dental procedures available today.
If you’re considering dental implants, the first step is to schedule a free consultation at our practice. During your consultation, our experienced team will evaluate your individual needs and develop a customized treatment plan to appropriately restore your smile and improve your life. Call today to schedule!
When a single tooth is lost, patients may experience a variety of different problems. These can include shifting teeth, changes in chewing patterns leading to uneven wear and tear on remaining teeth, and even bone deterioration around the site of the missing tooth.
A single dental implant is designed to replace a single missing tooth – restoring full function and appearance of the smile while also preventing the development of problems associated with tooth loss. This ensures that the smile remains healthy and patients can enjoy a prosthetic that feels and looks natural.
Single implants consist of a titanium implant post, an abutment, and a custom-made dental crown. Working together, each of these components effectively restores the smile for a look and feel that’s all natural.
Implant-supported bridges are an ideal option for patients who have multiple missing teeth in a consecutive section of the mouth. The bridge appliance itself is composed of multiple dental crowns that are fused together to span the gap left behind by missing teeth.
Unlike traditional bridges, which are supported by natural teeth, implant-supported bridges are held in place by dental implants on either side of the appliance – making them much more stable and enduring. In addition, the fact that the appliance derives support from the jawbone makes it much more natural, healthy, and beneficial to the oral anatomy.
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row and are considering your options, be sure to talk to our team about implant-supported bridges.
Implant-supported dentures are designed to restore a full arch of missing teeth along the top or bottom jaw.
Unlike traditional dentures, which rest on the gums and utilize adhesive for support, implant-supported dentures are anchored into the jawbone using four dental implants along the arch. This provides a more secure, stable fit while ensuring that the jawbone receives healthy stimulation. By bonding directly to the jawbone, not only is the prosthetic more stable, but it also prevents the bone from deteriorating over time.
Implant-supported dentures also tend to be more comfortable than traditional dentures. Whereas traditional dentures may slip out of place, especially when chewing or speaking, implant-supported prosthetics snap into place, and do not slip, wiggle, or shift throughout the day. This added stability and comfort play a significant role in restoring a sense of normality while improving quality of life.
The Modern Solution To Tooth Loss
There’s nothing quite like seeing the look on a patient’s face when they see their newly restored smile for the first time. At our practice, we take great pride in being able to provide our patients with dental implants – a restoration that looks and feels entirely natural. With implants, patients can enjoy renewed function and smile security through a prosthetic that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
If you’re considering dental implants, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and help you determine if implants are the right solution for you. Call today!