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What are dental implants?

Most dentists all over the world agree that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Implants are a combination of a metal stud and a tooth-like ceramic prosthetic. They effectively restore the tooth crown and root as well. Since they are implanted into the jawbone, they offer excellent stability, strength, and longevity.

Here’s why you should choose dental implants in San Diego, CA

  • When you lose a tooth, the remaining ones try to loosen up and move towards the gap. This can affect the bite of the patient and also alter the facial shape. Dental implants prevent this as they fill in the gap in the jawbone.
  • Biting and chewing food with a missing tooth could give rise to unwanted pain in the teeth, jawbone, and TMJ. Dental implants restore the functionality of the mouth (biting and chewing) and also prevent pain due to the missing tooth.
  • From an aesthetic standpoint, implants are undoubtedly the best tooth restoratives. The metal stud would be well hidden under the ceramic crown. As per the crown, its color, texture, translucency, and contour can be customized to look exactly like a natural tooth. Even if anyone takes a closer look at it, they wouldn’t be able to differentiate it from the other teeth.
  • Implants offer excellent durability, strength, and sturdiness. With proper care, they last for several years together without hassle.
  • Implant crowns are made from a highly durable ceramic material that doesn’t wear easily. In fact, it would wear only as much as the natural enamel does.

Types of Dental Implants

Single Dental Implant

A single dental implant can reinstate a single missing tooth with a crown restoration. The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the surrounding tissues.

Multiple Dental Implants

Multiple implants can be used with numerous crowns in various locations in the mouth. They can also be used to anchor both sides of a dental bridge or at strategic points to retain a fixed denture.

Implant-Retained Dentures
An implant-retained denture is an overdenture that rests directly on your gums and is supported and retained by implant restorations in your upper or lower jawbone. It consists of a removable set of false teeth and gums, which help restore the function and appearance of your smile.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Losing one’s beautiful smile to tooth loss is quite disturbing. The thought of a missing tooth would always linger around the patient’s mind, making them feel too conscious of their facial appearance. They would hesitate to smile wholeheartedly while socializing with people, fearing their missing tooth would be visible. Over time, it would lead to insecurity and lack of confidence.

But, who said you’d have to live with a missing tooth? Dental technology has seen such advancement in the past few decades that replacing extracted teeth can be done with ease. Moreover, the aesthetics of the restorations can be customized to perfectly match that of the natural teeth.

Dental implants also have numerous benefits, such as:

  • Lasts A Lifetime: Dental implants can last several years of wear and tear if cared for with proper oral hygiene routine. You can enjoy any food or drinks and clean easily, just like natural teeth.
  • Prevents Gum Disease: You can prevent trapping of food debris in the crevices between your teeth and gums, thereby preventing gum disease.
  • Restores Chewing Power: You can thoroughly chew and eat your favorite foods again.

Want to learn more about dental implants in San Diego, CA?

When you visit our practice for a consultation, we would conduct a candidacy test for dental implants. During this, we would take several factors into consideration, such as gum health, the strength of the jawbone, drifting of the remaining teeth, etc. Only if all the factors are satisfied, we would advance to the surgery.

As an initial measure, we will administer local anesthesia to numb the gums, teeth, and jawbone. Next, a hole will be made on the jawbone where the implant is to be placed. The implant stud has screw-like grooves on its surface which help it stay firmly in place. Once firmly fixed, the jawbone will be allowed to grow around the implant stud and adhere to it. Also, the gums will regrow around the implant during this time.

On the next visit, we will fix the implant crown to the stud. A connecting abutment will be used for this purpose along with dental cement. Before hardening it using a curing light, we will make sure it is perfectly in place. Finally, a bite test will be taken and the crown will be polished.


Call Aesthetic Dentistry of San Diego or schedule an online appointment with us, and we’ll be able to guide you further.

Visit our office, Aesthetic Dentistry, at 11515 El Camino Real #160, San Diego, CA 92130.