Regain a Proud, Complete, and Confident Smile
If missing teeth affects your self-esteem and dental functions, it may the right time to have dental implants. These are ‘anchors’ that are produced from titanium and are placed in your bone in a similar manner to natural teeth. An artificial crown or cap is then placed on the top surface of the anchor. Dental implants can also be used to stabilize loose dentures.
Dental implants improve your cosmetic appearance and restore full tooth functions. They are more comfortable and do not have to be removed. They can be cleaned and brushed just like your natural teeth.
The implants are first surgically placed into the jaw. The gum becomes integrated with the implant and covered for approximately three to six months. The implants will begin fusing to the bone in a process known as ‘osseointegration’. This procedure is performed using a local anesthetic.
Following the surgical process, you may experience some swelling and tenderness for a few days. The recovery time is not too extensive. The implant is then uncovered so an abutment can be placed on top of it. During the final stage, the crown is placed on top of the abutment.
Patients of all ages can benefit from dental implants and they can be anchored to the bone for a number of years. The procedure possesses some of the highest success rates in dentistry. To see how dental implants in Chula Vista can be successful for you, please call our office to schedule a consultation.