Missing A Tooth? Have A Dental Implant Inserted In San Diego

by | Jun 14, 2013 | Dentists

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No patient likes to hear that a dentist has to pull out one of their teeth. First there’s the fear of pain. Then the patient starts to worry about the cost of the procedure and the gaping hole that will be left in their smile. Modern day anesthetics prevent almost all pain from the procedure and dentists will usually work out a payment plan with a patient. Dental Implant San Diego techniques can fill almost any hole with a realistic porcelain crown.

It’s best to have a dental implant inserted right after the gum has thoroughly healed from the tooth extraction. Once the jaw bone doesn’t have to support a tooth it starts to lose mass. If it loses too much mass, then an oral surgeon has to perform a bone graft to enable it to support an implant. A second option is to use a mini Dental Implant San Diego option. These implants are about half of the size of a typical implant. Therefore they require less jaw bone mass. If the tooth that needs to be replaced is one of the small lower front teeth, a mini implant if often a good choice. Once a dental implant is in place, the jaw bone stops losing mass.

The dentist inserts the implant into the jaw bone. The top of it is designed so that the dentist can easily attach a porcelain crown to it. When the procedure is complete, most people will never guess that it’s not a real tooth. The patient flosses around the tooth and cares for it just as they would any other tooth. This is a major benefit over the traditional permanent bridge. In that case the dental patient has to remember to buy a special threaded floss to clean underneath the bridge.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor dentures. This allows the denture wearer to talk and eat with more confidence. Several mini implants are inserted into the patient’s jaw bone. These implants have round balls on the top. The dentures have holes that fit them perfectly. When the patient inserts them, they just pop them on the implant. They are taken out for cleaning just as before.

San Diego Dentistry have trained dentists that can do dental implants in San Diego with techniques that can fill almost any hole with a realistic porcelain crown.


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