Dental implants may be the perfect solution for you and making the decision to choose to have an implant procedure is an important one.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most healthy adults are candidates for implants, some exceptional may be (chronic disorders) heavy smokers, uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
What does the procedure consist of?
The first step is to establish an individual treatment and to coordinate which option is best for you. Once you decide on a treatment plan the implant will be placed, the healing process can take up to six months as the jaw bone heals and grows around the implant.
After the healing process an attachment call an abutment will be placed on the implant which will be secured and then a replacement tooth (crown) will be attached to the abutment. This will allow natural function and look and feel like you natural tooth.
If dental implants are something you are interested in please call our dental office in Carlsbad California for a complimentary consultation to find out which option is best for you.