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Dental Implants

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What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implants can come in several forms, but the most common form is a titanium tooth root surgically inserted into the jawbone. Dental implants are much stronger and can last a very long time. They are commonly used as one of the best options for tooth replacement.

Prevent Premature Aging With Dental Implants

It is not uncommon for people to lose a tooth, or even multiple teeth, for different reasons. Dental disease or accidental injury are common causes of tooth loss.

While a bridge or dentures are longstanding solutions for replacing teeth, and may even be the best options for some patients, La Costa Dental considers dental implants to be the ideal replacement procedure, in large part for reason relating to bone loss and early aging.

Bones need stimulation to stay strong. Your teeth stimulate your jawbone during chewing. When a tooth is lost, the stimulation in that area of the jaw stops. As a result, the body reabsorbs the bone that held the tooth in place. This reduces the jawbone and significantly ages your facial features.

Preventing jawbone resorption after tooth loss requires stimulation of the bone tissue. Dental implants provide that stimulation by becoming a part of your jawbone and transmitting the forces of chewing to your jaw. So dental implants do more than just simply replace a tooth – they also preserve your smile and prevent the onset of early aging.

Understanding Implants

Are you considering a dental implant? Review the infographic below to understand what’s involved in the process. Whether you’re missing a tooth, require a complete set of teeth, or have loose dentures, dental implants can restore the enjoyment and confidence you once had when eating and smiling.

Treatment Timeline

The timeline for getting dental implants varies from patient to patient. It depends on the extent of the work that needs to be done and the condition of bone into which the implant will be placed. Implant treatment can take from as few as two appointments up to 12-18 months for extensive treatment.

Initial consultation

During this stage, the patient meets with the dentist to create a personalized treatment plan.

Pre-surgery phase

At this time, the dentist will check the patient’s medical history and complete pre diagnostic measures to prepare for surgery.

Surgery/Implant placement

The dentist will place the implants into the jaw. Temporary crowns are placed at this time and must be worn until the implants heal.

Post operative visits

After surgery, your dentist will follow up to remove sutures.

Restorative phase

Once the implants have healed, they are uncovered to take impressions for the final crowns or denture. The final teeth are delivered and cemented 4-8 weeks after implants have healed.

What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?

● Improved appearance
● Improved speech
● Improved comfort
● Easier eating
● Improved self-esteem
● Improved oral health
● Durability
● Convenience

If you have any questions about dental implants please fill out the appointment form and we’ll be happy to reach out and answer any questions you may have. You can also call us at 1-844-900-3012 and one of our schedulers will be happy to help you as well.