If you’re missing one or some of your teeth, you may find yourself struggling with your self-confidence. Aside from negatively affecting your appearance, missing teeth also have adverse effects on your oral health. They can cause your bite to shift as the chewing forces are redistributed to the remaining teeth.
Dental implant restorations are a long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth. In cases where patients would prefer a more permanent solution than dentures and bridges, we usually recommend dental implants.
Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots. They are drilled deep within your bone to support a replacement tooth.
Here at Modern Dentistry, we offer various dental implant restoration options depending on the needs and preferences of the patient. In cases where you’ve lost a single tooth, your best dental implant restoration option is to get an implant and finish it off with a crown. Patients who have suffered the loss of multiple teeth can opt for implant-supported bridges or dentures.
As far as the crowns, bridges, and dentures, you can choose between porcelain, zirconia, resin, and other tooth-colored materials for a natural appearance. Our dentist will guide you accordingly in making this decision.
Our dentist will begin treatment with a careful assessment to determine whether you’re the right candidate for dental implant restoration. You need to have healthy bone and gum tissue to qualify for dental implant treatment. We’ll take dental x-rays to get in-depth insights into the health of your underlying tissues.
Dental implantation is a surgical procedure that involves drilling holes in your bone and placing the titanium tooth roots inside of these holes. For this process, we will administer anesthesia as well as sedation to ensure you’re comfortable, relaxed, and pain-free.
Dental implants need a healing period of several weeks, during which the implant fuses to the bone in a process known as osseointegration.
After complete healing and osseointegration, our dentist attaches a connector or abutment post onto the new tooth root. The abutment post supports the replacement teeth.
Dental implant restorations offer permanence and convenience. Since dental implants aren’t removable, they become a part of you and are easy to care for. Dental implants also keep your bone stimulated, thus preventing bite collapse. Bite collapse occurs when bone undergoes atrophy as a result of disuse.
Contact Modern Dentistry today if you’re interested in exploring your options in regards to dental implant restorations in San Diego, CA.