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Dental Implants in the Rancho San Diego Area
When you have broken, missing, or decayed teeth, it’s not only bad for your oral health, it can be damaging to your self-confidence. In the past, things like bridges and dentures were the best method of tooth replacement, but they don’t fully restore the function of your teeth the way you might want them to.
Fortunately, modern dental technology has allowed for a vastly improved tooth replacement method: dental implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a tooth replacement procedure that uses a titanium post and a natural-looking porcelain crown to restore function to your mouth and provide you with a healthy smile.
The dental implant is fused to the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, which gives it far greater strength than any other tooth replacement procedure.
The Types of Dental Implants
There are actually a few different types of dental implants that we might recommend based on your particular needs. We’ve detailed each of them below.
New Teeth in One Day
Otherwise known as all-on-four dental implants, this procedure can restore even the most flawed smile in a matter of just one day, even if significant bone loss has occurred. It uses four strategically placed dental implants that are able to support an entire row of teeth. No bone grafting is required for this procedure.
Replacing a Single Tooth
The single-tooth dental implant is a single titanium post with an abutment and dental crown used to replace a missing tooth that is surrounded by healthy natural teeth. An alternative to this is the dental bridge, but dental bridges are not as strong, and they eventually require replacement, making them the more expensive option in the long run.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
When multiple consecutive teeth are missing, they can be replaced by either individual implants or by an implant-supported bridge. The implant-supported bridge requires fewer individual implants than the number of teeth it replaces, making it an easier and more cost-effective procedure.
Replacing All Your Teeth
When an entire row of teeth is beyond repair, sometimes the best option is either an implant-supported bridge or implant-supported dentures. Both involve the strategic placement of individual implants so that only a few of them can support the entire bridge or denture.
These options provide a more natural look and significantly more stability, which means greater comfort and superior chewing ability. Reach out to our team at Rancho San Diego Dental Group to learn more.