Expert, state-of-the-art Dental Implant treatment
El Cajon Dental Implant Centers
The modern method for replacing teeth is with the use of dental implants. Implants have been proven to have high longevity; many say they will last a lifetime with proper hygiene. They act, feel and look like natural teeth.
The dentists at Rancho San Diego Dental are experts in all procedures and technology concerning dental implants, and as a team will provide you with long-lasting, aesthetic and natural-looking implants that are done right and in the most minimally invasive way possible. They are passionate about helping people look and feel their best and do what they can to help them get the treatment they need, including affordable payment plans.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth, it has a root—a titanium post—and a crown, in this case a man-made porcelain one. The implant is placed first and the crown is placed when the implant has integrated into the jawbone. In some cases, a crown can be placed at the same time as the implant.
Who are candidates for Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth, either one, several or many, you could be a candidate for dental implants. With modern technology, many people who in the past were considered not to be candidates can now enjoy the benefits of dental implants. With our expertise, we can help the majority of people interested in dental implants.
In particular, if you are unhappy with your dentures or partial dentures, or you have let teeth go missing for a long period of time, you should seriously consider getting dental implants.
Dental implants not only provide a functional experience that is completely natural, they also, like natural teeth, prevent bone loss. Leaving teeth missing or wearing dentures causes bone to be absorbed back into the body due to the lack of stimulus provided by the chewing forces of natural teeth. Bone loss eventually leads to collapse of facial structure, as in a receding chin, wrinkles puckered around the mouth and a drooping mouth.
Treatment Options with Dental Implants
While dental implants can be used to replace each individual missing tooth, they can also be used in conjunction with other restorations, such as dental bridges and crowns.
- Single-tooth replacement. An isolated tooth needs replacing.
Multiple-teeth replacement. Each tooth is replaced with a single implant. Alternatively, teeth can be replaced with implant-supported fixed bridges. This is an especially good, and more economical, alternative for patients with several missing teeth in a row. For example, two implants can support a three-tooth bridge or three implants can support a five-tooth bridge.
Replacing all your teeth. A full arch (upper and/or lower jaw of teeth) can be replaced with a series of implants supporting a bridge as above, or with an implant-supported denture.When someone needs to have all their teeth replaced, they need a full makeover, or full-mouth reconstruction. This is a more complex procedure as there can be many factors to take into consideration, including the person’s bite, the health of their gum and bone and the position of other structures, such as the sinuses and nerves.Our goal is to put the entire mouth into harmony, including the shape and color of the teeth, and the form and aesthetics of the smile, as well as the harmonic function so that the bite is correct and comfortable.