Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
and Getting Your Smile Back
Do you need replacement teeth, but the thought of using dentures doesn’t appeal to you? Consider dental implants by Dr. Dena – Cosmetic Dentist in Encinitas. Dental Implants are the permanent alternative to dentures that look like your natural teeth and do not need denture adhesives!
If you are looking for an alternative to dentures and bridges that provides permanent replacement of missing teeth, dental implants may be the answer. Dental implants can significantly enhance the function of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. Unlike dentures, implants offer more stability and support for your teeth, while also being virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They do not move along your gums and can also improve your ability to speak and chew. Our experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Dena will discuss the most effective dental implant treatment options with you during your initial consultation to achieve life-changing results.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Although dental bridges and dentures have proven to be effective for replacement of missing teeth, there are some drawbacks to those procedures that dental implants can overcome. Dental implants improve upon traditional teeth replacement in a number of ways, including:
- No maintenance required other than routine oral cleaning habits
- Can improve biting, chewing, and speaking
- No slippage
- No need to grind down adjacent teeth to accommodate a dental bridge
- Improves appearance of the teeth with results that look natural
- Feels like your natural tooth
- Permanent alternative to dentures
Dental Implant Procedure
Patients who have missing teeth and strong bone density in the jaws are often ideal candidates for dental implants. Dr. Dena will help determine your candidacy for this procedure at your initial consultation.
During the dental implant procedure, an oral surgeon or periodontist will place a durable titanium rod under the gum in the area of the missing tooth. This rod will anchor directly to the jawbone, where it will fuse itself to the bone over the next few months. Once the fusion of the anchor to the bone has occurred, the implant is now a permanent part of your mouth, and is ready for a permanent crown. Dr. Dena will have the crown custom-made and color-matched to blend in with your surrounding teeth. Once placed, the crown will provide the finishing touch to the implant, providing an appearance that looks natural and a feeling like that of an original tooth.
How “Implant Dentistry” Works:
Dr. Farhad Dena, Encinitas Dentist is providing smile makeovers to San Diego City area for patients who have missing teeth that make it embarrassing to smile and difficult to chew. “Implant Dentistry” or “Dental Implants” are a popular way to permanently fix missing teeth and give patients a complete “smile makeover” that makes them want to show off their smile again.
With dental implants, now you can enjoy the freedom of eating even the chewiest foods whenever you please without worrying about your teeth slipping! Plus, denture adhesives and care routines are completely unnecessary with dental implants. Simply care for them as if they were your natural teeth. Best of all, with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime!
Implant dentistry is a popular and painless way to replace missing teeth.