Implants in San Diego
The modern-day dentistry offers several ways to replace a missing tooth. Even though dentures and bridges have been improved over the years, they don’t provide a feeling of having a natural tooth. Both dentures and bridges have their advantages. However, dental implants are becoming the most desired solution for many dental patients.
What Are Dental Implants?
An implant is a replacement for a tooth root. A cylindrical (or tapered) titanium post is implanted in the jaw in place of a missing tooth. With time, the implant fuses to the bone and becomes a perfect substitute for the tooth root.
After the implant is fused, a dentist installs an abutment. This is a connector, which is set on top of a dental implant to help install a crown. Once the abutment is in place, the dentist installs a regular crown.
What Are The Advantages Of Installing Dental Implants in San Diego?
The successful installation of dental implants in San Diego depends on the dentist’s experience. At Bajars & Bajars, we have experienced team members, who have been installing dental implants in San Diego for over a decade.
Natural Feel. Once the implant is fully installed, a patient can’t tell it apart from a natural tooth.
Natural Look. Crowns on top of the implants are selected to suit the natural color and shape of the patient’s teeth.
Better Speech. Incorrect dentures can slip and lead to slurred speech. Natural-looking implants don’t deter speech.
Good Oral Health. Dental implants don’t require any special care. Daily brushing and flossing are sufficient to uphold the oral health.
Impressive Durability. Implants are made to last a lifetime. If patients take good care of the implants, they can serve them forever.
Tooth Health. When installing bridges, the adjacent healthy teeth need to be treated. Such is not the case with implants.
What Are The Risks Of Installing Dental Implants in San Diego?
About 98 percent of dental implant procedures are successful. The problems have to do with improper bone support. However, the bones can be improved with special procedures.
The majority of patients with healthy teeth, gums, and bones can undergo the procedure. Heavy smokers, patients with several chronic disorders or people, who underwent radiation therapy around the jaw area, need to be examined on an individual basis.
How Long Does It Take To Install An Implant
It usually takes several months from the day a patient decides to get an implant to the moment when a brand new tooth is ready. This has to do with the time needed for the implanting to be completed. The implantation requires several dentist appointments.
Dental examination and decision to install the implants
Bone grafting (if the bone needs to be thickened or strengthen to hold an implant)
Installing the dental implant (then a patient waits several months for the implant to fuse to the bone).
Installing the abutment (then a patient waits up to 3 weeks for the gums to heal)
Installing a crown