Missing teeth can make chewing and speaking difficult. It can also make you feel self-conscious about your smile.
Dr. Louis E. Paulerio in San Diego, CA, can restore form and function to your smile with dental implants.
Learn more about how dental implants can improve your oral health...
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants can help people who are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of their teeth. Implants have numerous advantages over traditional bridges and dentures.
Artificial Tooth Roots
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically anchored into the jawbone and gums. Each post is topped with an abutment, which is where the implant restoration attaches.
Fusing with Jawbone
After implant surgery, a process known as osseointegration occurs. This means the titanium posts fuse with the bone in the mouth, creating an exceptionally stable base for restorations. Osseointegration takes around four to six months.
Strength and Aesthetics
Crowns, bridges, and dentures supported by implants look and function like natural teeth. This allows patients to eat their favorite foods and smile just like they did before tooth loss.
Good Candidates for Dental Implants:
ARE IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Dental implants are a great option for adults who've suffered varying degrees of tooth loss. Many implant patients tend to be middle-aged or older.
Adults Who Are Missing Teeth
Implants are only recommended to adult patients whose jawbones are fully developed. Children are not fully matured yet, which makes them poor candidates for implants.
Good Gum and Jawbone Density
Sufficient jawbone and gum line density is required to support dental implants. If patients suffered bone loss or gum recession, bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation can rebuild this tissue.
Healthy Enough for Oral Surgery
Patients should be in good health so an oral surgery poses no risks to general wellness. This can be assessed as part of the initial consultation at our dental practice.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
WHY IMPLANTS ARE SO EFFECTIVE
A dental implant functions like the root of a natural tooth, which means excellent stability of restorations without the need for messy adhesives like denture cream. An appliance is unlikely to become dislodged.
Prevents Bone Loss
Loss of jawbone density occurs when there is no root structure to support. By filling the tooth gap with an artificial root, patients won't lose bone density along their jaw.
Prevents Gum Recession
Gum recession is another common problem after tooth loss due to the missing root structure. With dental implants in place, a patient won't lose any more tissue along their gum line.
Dental implants help fill major and minor tooth gaps. The implant restoration is custom crafted from durable yet convincing materials. Great care is taken to mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
With your implant restoration in place, you can go about your day as if you weren't missing teeth at all. You'll laugh, speak, and smile naturally, without feeling self-conscious.
Speak with a Dentist Who Cares
SERVING POINT LOMA FOR DECADES
The people of San Diego deserve a dentist who makes their health and comfort a priority. That's why countless people throughout the area visit Point Loma Family Dentistry for implants and their general dental care needs.
Dr. Louis E. Paulerio is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. He is also a Diplomate of the International Dental Implant Association and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
If you live in San Diego and would like to learn more about treating tooth loss or Dental Implants in San Diego contact an experienced dentist online. You can reach our office by phone at: (619) 223-3811
Dental Implant Options:
WAYS TO RESTORE MISSING TEETH
Implant-supported crowns are an ideal option for people who need to replace a single tooth. The implant fills the tooth gap and provides solid root structure to prevent bone loss. Once healing is complete, it is capped by a realistic, tooth-colored crown.
Implant-supported dentures are recommended for people missing most or all of their teeth. The custom denture is secured by multiple implants strategically placed along the dental arch. It's possible to have implants supporting sets of both upper and lower dentures.
For people missing more than one tooth in a row, an implant-supported bridge is ideal. This bridge spans the large gap left by multiple missing teeth. The restoration is anchored in place using one or more implants, depending on the patient's needs and the number of teeth missing.
Advanced Dental Implant Technology
Better Treatment Planning
Digital imaging and x-rays allow us to pinpoint the optimal location of each implant with remarkable precision. Guided placement means each dental implant is stable, reducing the risk of surgical failure and post-op complications.
A Safer Patient Experience
The combination of CAD-CAM and 3-D technology help us avoid nerves around the jawbone and sinuses during implant placement. This makes the oral surgery safer for patients and the recovery process much smoother.
Learn More About Treating Tooth Loss
POINT LOMA FAMILY DENTISTRY CAN HELP
Point Loma Family Dentistry provides the people of San Diego with state-of-the-art dental treatment. By using the latest techniques and equipment, our team offers every one of our guests a welcoming dental care environment.
Thanks to CEREC technology and digital imaging, we create safe custom treatment plans for implant surgery and other advanced restorative procedures. We can meet virtually any dental health need at our office. For more complicated patient needs, Point Loma Family Dentistry will reach out to trusted colleagues in the region for their expertise.
Point Loma Dentistry, located at 1635 Rosecrans St Ste A, San Diego, CA 92106, is an equipped dentistry that offers patients the best dental care services. For Dental Implants in San Diego, Root Canal, and more, call us at (619) 223-3811 and book a consultation.