Dental Implants – San Diego & La Jolla
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
If you're looking for a tooth replacement solution that looks and feels natural, dental implants could be the right choice for you. Our experienced dental team can evaluate your candidacy and help you love your smile. Reach out to us to learn more about dental implants or to schedule your consultation.858-459-4113
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Irene and Dr. Erez, or who is a Board certified specialist in Periodontics and Dental implant surgery. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
How are Dental Implants Placed?
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the dental implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. Dr. Erez will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Drs. Irene or Erez can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
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Patient Review by Shalom M
Highly recommend Other than heaving a great dentist as dr Irene, who worked Magic’s with the digital crowns The ability to have a team of restorative dentist and a periodontist , dr Erez Nosrati who removed the teeth and installed the implants gave me an amazing experience during the entire treatment.
- Shalom M