Full Dental Implants San Diego
Dental implants can be used for multiple adjacent teeth, making them a powerful alternative to dentures for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. Like real teeth, dental implants are anchored in the jaw bone, preventing slippage and providing a natural appearance. Full dental implants also offer several long-term benefits related to oral health and facial appearance. Patients who get this treatment from our San Diego full dental implants expert can continue to brush and floss as usual afterwards and do not have any dietary restrictions to worry about.
Although dentures have long been a popular solution for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, dental implants are now a preferred option in this situation. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not require daily maintenance beyond normal dental hygiene. While traditional dentures are prone to slipping and clicking when patients speak or eat, dental implants from our expert in full dental implants in San Diego are absolutely stable at all times. Because dental implants are planted in the jaw bone, they prevent long-term jaw bone deterioration, eliminating risks of the facial muscle loss that can occur with long-term use of traditional dentures.
San Diego Full Dental Implants
Full dental implants placement begins with an exam by our San Diego full dental implants expert. Initially, our dentist may recommend removing remaining teeth for patients who still have some teeth left. When jaw bone loss is found to have occurred, our dentist may recommend jaw bone grafting to increase the jaw mass before placement of the implants. This can take several months depending on individual healing time. Surgical implant placement involves putting the implants in the jaw bone through incisions in the gums. After the implants have fused with the bone over a period of months, our dentist can top the implants with dentures or permanent crowns.
A majority of adult patients who have lost more or all of their teeth but have good oral and overall health are candidates for full dental implants. When jaw bone loss is an issue, grafting can often be performed to make implants an option. To learn more about this treatment and its candidacy requirements, patients can schedule a consultation with our expert in full dental implants in San Diego.
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