Dental Implants San Diego
Missing a tooth is no laughing matter
When a tooth is loss by extraction (hopefully by your dentist), periodontal disease (gum disease, which is a very common reason) or trauma there is a morphological change that occurs to the surrounding area.
The bone and gum tissue that surrounded the missing tooth begin to cave in, changing the shape of your jaw bone. As a result this change your appearance because your teeth support the muscles in your face.
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There are permanent replacement that are called implants. Dental implants are the state-of-the-art method to replaced single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implant provide you with the function and appearance of a natural tooth.
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What is a dental implant?
San Diego Dental Implants Procedure
Once the implant is placed in your bone, which replaces the root, it will be left there for several months in order for the bone to integrate with it.
When the healing has occurred an abutment and a temporary crown is placed. Once the Implant dentist feels that the soft tissue has healed around the abutment. The dentist will remove the temporary crown and place a new natural looking crown.
Reason to consider dental implants:
- Feel better about the way you look
- Tired of removing dentures or partials
- Trauma occurred and now you are looking for a solution
- Avoiding bone loss and avoid other teeth to drift into the empty space
- Removing all limitations such as avoiding certain foods, taking family photos and most importantly smiling with confidence.
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Restore your confidence with dental implants. Not only are dental implants beneficial to your oral health and help to prevent bone loss. They also function and look like healthy natural teeth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can eat normally after dental implants once the implants have been in place for a while. You should avoid chewing on hard or sharp objects that might damage your implants.
After you have had your dental implants placed, your doctor will let you know how long to expect to have the sutures in place before they are removed. Sometimes, this period can be as long as 2-4 weeks.
Implant surgery are successful in most situations, but there are some patients for whom implants are contraindicated. Such patients are likely to have recurrent problems related to implants.
A patient who is not a candidate for dental implant is one who has little bone mass to support the implant. If the patient is severely underweight, this may make standard dental implants impossible. If the patient is morbidly obese or has excessively thin gums, this may also be a contraindication.
A patient who does not have sufficient space for the implant is also not a candidate. The dentist will check the available space before placing the implant.
Patients who have had radiation to the mouth, head or neck are not candidates for implants
To guarantee that your dental implant placement is properly treated you should take dental care of your oral health. Some tips for the care of dental implants are provided below.
- Clean the toothbrush at least twice a day
- Use a low absorbent toothpaste
- Brush the implant crown under and around
- Remove the tooth everyday and soak for a prescribed duration in a special cleaning
- Check o-rings, caps and videos and warn your dentist if they’re worn or missing
Brush with a toothbrush the bottom of the tooth.
The rate of success of dental implants is different, depending on the location of implants in the jaw, although dental implant procedure generally have a success rate of up to 98 percent. Implants can last a lifetime with adequate maintenance. Dental Implant failure risks are minimum when done by the right dental specialists.
Dental implants are very strong, and they’re designed to support natural-looking teeth. The post prostheses of implants are made of titanium, which is stronger than the majority of natural tooth roots.
After the dental implant process, it is typical for patients to experience pain. The soreness may continue between one and two days after placing dental implants. However, pain at the implant site can continue for up to 10 days for certain people. Only over-the-counter pain medications like Motrin, or recruitment of pain medicines, may alleviate minimal soreness after dental implants.