Having a missing tooth can impact your life in several ways. Not only can missing teeth make it difficult to build confidence in your smile, but they can impact the overall health of your jaw. But with dental implants, you can eliminate this problem with a long-lasting solution.
At Smiles of La Mesa, we commit ourselves to ensuring our patients can enjoy the benefits of full, bright smiles. Call us today to learn more about dental implants and our other teeth replacement options.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the best treatments that can restore the beauty of your smile and the proper function of your teeth. Compared to other options, implants are the most powerful and durable restoration method.
Other restorative dental treatments are dentures, dental crowns, and dental bridges. However, dental implants remain the most durable and often provide the highest patient satisfaction. The most recommended restorative treatment for lost teeth remains dental implants because they last a lifetime and are permanent working fixtures. They work and look essentially the same as the natural teeth around them.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant has a titanium component that fuses with part of the jawbone to increase stability. We then connect this titanium component to the abutment, the part that allows a crown to be placed on top to achieve a natural tooth appearance. The installation of the titanium base will be the first part of your dental implant experience. Once it has successfully healed and fused to the bone, you can receive the crown.
When you receive your base, we also take impressions of your teeth. That way, we can ensure your replacement crown will look exactly like it belongs in your mouth. Both the color and shape will match your natural teeth, so no one you meet will know the difference.
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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dental implants are generally the favorite method for replacing teeth. When you look at their quality and durability, it is no surprise why so many patients choose this way to replace lost teeth. If you want to replace one or a few teeth, then dental implants could be for you. Below are some signs that this procedure will be the best way to restore your smile to completion.
- You want to replace a small number of teeth: If you have many teeth that need to be replaced, you may be able to consider bridges or dentures. Implants can still replace multiple teeth, but remember you will need a separate implant for each missing tooth.
- You have sufficient bone density: To have a successful implant procedure, you need a certain amount of jaw bone mass and density. Even if you don’t, there is still a way. You can have a straightforward bone grafting procedure to build up the necessary bone mass.
- If you are not in a hurry: While some places offer implants in a day, they are not going to be the same as a proper implant treatment. By taking the multiple steps, you ensure a longer-lasting implant that matches your smile perfectly.
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Why Get Dental Implants?
The quality of our smile can degenerate and decline over the years. And because our teeth serve a very important aesthetic function, cosmetic dentistry is now seen as a valuable aspect of modern dental practice.
Cosmetic treatments like dental implants are best recommended for patients with broken or missing teeth or even for those with less severe concerns like discoloration, chips, and minor malpositions or rotations.
CEREC Same Day Dental Implants
We are pleased to offer patients the option of receiving their dental implants in a single appointment using CEREC. The CEREC acronym stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This technology enables Dr. Prasad Gonavarum to create customized dental implants and crowns using a computer program and 3D, CAM, and CAD options as well. This is a vast improvement from having to visit the dentist several times over a period of months to receive full or partial dental implants.
Why Select the Same Day Dental Implants?
If your oral health is normally good, you’re likely a good candidate for the CEREC procedure. Getting your replacement teeth in one day has many advantages over the traditional method of receiving dental implants. You never have to wear a removable denture nor do you have to feel self-conscious about having a gap in your smile. Dr. Prasad Gonavarum takes special care to ensure that your same day dental implants match your remaining teeth as closely as possible. The procedure is so quick and the implanted dentures so natural that you will soon forget you had teeth replaced at all. We know you have a life to live and CEREC helps you get back to it quickly.
After the Treatment
Once you have received your dental implants, we will provide complete information on the next steps. This includes ways to ensure a smooth recovery and how to keep your implants in good shape. When cared for properly, dental implants can last for years upon years, with many patients having them for their entire life after the procedure.
Dental implants look and function just like real teeth, so you don’t need to worry about them causing you any trouble. Instead, they will be a perfect part of your smile.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
The first step in your tooth restoration process is to schedule your consultation. When you come in for your appointment, we can examine your situation and build a perfect treatment plan. Dentist in La Mesa provide you with complete information at every step, so you will always be fully knowledgeable of your procedure. Call us today to learn more about dental implants at Smiles of La Mesa and how we can restore your smile!