How Dental Implants Work
Implant dentistry is really an amazing service in San Diego. Dental implants are a biocompatible, man-made substitute to replace missing tooth roots. It is usually made of a space-age alloy of titanium. Tooth implants come in various shapes and sizes to fit the situation. Most are cylinders placed in to bone and allowed to heal undisturbed while bone heals around them, locking them in like an anchor. After a few months, the implants are used as a foundation for replacing the missing teeth. A dental crown is placed over the implant and looks and feels just like your natural tooth. Dental implants restore lost chewing ability, improve appearance, end embarrassment, and give real self-confidence to patients who need them. They are a real breakthrough.
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“I had been terrified of going to a dental clinic for as long as I could remember. The older I got, the worse my fears got, so I simply quit going. Needless to say, my teeth and gums steadily deteriorated to the point where I had no choice but to do something. I scheduled a consultation and left the office feeling impressed and very much at ease. Subsequently, the staff performed extensive dental work on me and I can honestly say I experienced little or no discomfort. Almost a year and many visits later, I now view going to the dentist as going to see friends. My dental implant dentist has truly given me something to smile about and something to write to smile with.” – John P
Steps of the implant dental procedure
If there is a damaged tooth, it must be painlessly removed. The actual “dental implant”, a small grooved or threaded titanium post is planted into your actual jawbone. Another kind, one with a special base, can be attached on top of the jawbone, underneath your gum line. The thickness and type of bone at the implant’s location determine which style post should be used Local anesthesia makes the dental surgery a comfortable process.
Your body immediately begins to “bond” either kind of titanium post into place with bone or tissue. This is a very thorough process and may take from three to six months before the next step can begin. Your body does not reject these new materials but ties them in with great strength as if they were a natural part of your own body. You may elect to wear a temporary denture during this binding process, if you choose.
Once the titanium implant is tightly in place, a wider post is now attached to the titanium implant and your new tooth is attached to this second post with one of the world’s most secure and space-age adhesives. Bonding is virtually forever!
You have a new tooth. You are the only one who knows it’s man-made – and dental implants are so comfortable you’ll soon forget which one it is.
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Your body thinks it’s your own – so will you.
Dental implants are the most stable and economically far-sighted solution to the very real problem of missing teeth. This procedure is one which I have done repeatedly for satisfied patients over many years. My friendly staff also has in-depth training and great experience in this area and will be happy to answer any questions that may come to you.
Take the next step and call our office today at 804-320-6800 and schedule your free private dental implant consultation.