Dental Implants

Single Tooth and Multi-Tooth

Dental Implants

At La Jolla Dental Image Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. With a large range of general dentistry options, cosmetic and restorative dental treatments, we will restore our patient’s teeth back to health during their visit.

Complete dental health requires care and treatment of both teeth and gums. Although many people do not realize just how complex gum health can actually be. After all, gum health goes beyond having bright pink gums free of disease or damage. Hidden within the gums are the portions of the teeth known as the roots, and these are more important than we might realize. For example, this is why the use of dental implants are on the rise. Dental implants act as roots of the teeth. They are also a more common choice for patients looking for restorative and cosmetic dentistry in addition to general dentistry.

Why Are Dental Implants So Beneficial?

When you lose a tooth, it means you lose both the upper part (the crown) and the lower part (the roots). As a result, this leaves a gap in the teeth, but it also leaves a gap in the gum tissue. The soft tissue itself heals over time, but many changes trigger in the jaw when an adult tooth is lost. Therefore you should consider the many benefits of dental implants to understand the changes that occur when teeth are lost.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Dental ImplantsDental implants stop bone loss (bone atrophy) that occurs when the roots of a tooth are removed from the jaw area.
  • Implants prevent teeth from shifting out of position, causing pain, headaches, jaw problems, and uneven wear, or even breakage, of healthy teeth.
  • Implants are a much more comfortable option than dentures or bridges, and require less upkeep.
  • As part of a dental restoration, implants provide the foundation for the replacement of multiple teeth through the use of bridges.
  • Implants bond with the bone (osseointegrate), therefore ensuring the long-term health of the jaw.
  • Talking and eating will not be awkward or painful with implants, unlike dentures.
  • Implants are backed and approved by dental science as a premium solution.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate?

Anyone who has lost permanent, adult teeth is going to be a candidate for single or multi-tooth dental implants. It is a good idea to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hamidy to determine the right course of action for your needs.

During the consultation, the doctor will go over all of your dental treatment options to ensure you understand your choices and can make the best decisions possible. If you elect to have implants, you will require two treatments many months apart.

 

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Dental Implants Before

The first treatment is where the strong metal implant is inserted into the gum tissue and where it will integrate with the bone. Dr. Hamidy has vast experience at this procedure, and most patients will require no more than three hours depending on the number of implants done. After that, you may be fitted with a temporary crown that allows you to eat and speak as normal. However, you will need to wait at least three full months before the new, permanent crowns can be made and placed.

Once the bond (osseointegration) is complete, you will be fit with the new and flawless crowns and have a strong, fully functional, and durable smile that will last a lifetime. Your single or multi-tooth dental implants may also be part of restorative dental work. This too is something to discuss with Dr. Hamidy if you require bridges in addition to implants.

Contact Us For Dental Implants

Those in need of a high quality restorative dentist in the La Jolla area should contact the office of Dr. Hamidy at La Jolla Dental Image Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. He and his well-trained staff are happy to answer any questions about dental implants, and what they can do to give you the healthiest teeth and gums possible. You can contact us today at 858-202-0481, or use our online contact form and one of our staff will be in touch. If you have any questions about dental implants that haven’t been answered yet, reach out to us, or read through our FAQs page.