Dental Implants Overview
Did you know that the health of your teeth and gums is affected by the loss of even a single tooth? Dr. Wali Hamidy DMD at La Jolla Dental Image in La Jolla, CA offers implant dentistry because even one missing tooth can cause a chain reaction of serious dental issues. Dental implants can really save the day and are a key part of our restorative dentistry treatments.
As your preferred dentist in La Jolla, Dr. Hamidy is also a skilled implant dentist. This is important, because dental implants are now recognized as one of the most innovative, reliable, and long-lasting solutions imaginable. Not only can they be used to replace adult teeth lost to injury, decay or disease, but they can be relied upon as anchors for bridges or dentures, and they ensure the long-term health of the jaw and the gum tissue.
Because we are dedicated to patient education, we like to fully explain the many benefits that come with choosing dental implants. Among them is the fact that they trick the jaw and gum into thinking that a natural tooth remains. This stops the harmful processes of atrophy or bone loss and tissue recession that so greatly alters the look and nature of the mouth.
In other words, dental implants prevent your jaw and gum tissue from shrinking, keep the surrounding teeth in their natural positions, and ensure that the bite remains in a healthy and functional condition. Of course, there are also the esthetic benefits of dental implants, which are topped with durable dental crowns that look and function like a natural tooth. No matter which tooth is replaced with a crown, no one will be able to tell that it is not the original.
A dental implant is not a highly complex treatment. It is a surgical treatment, but takes only a single visit to complete. The post of the implant is inserted into the jaw and gum, and topped with a temporary crown. When the healing is done, you return and we quickly and easily place the permanent crown. You will need to care for the implant as if it were a natural tooth, getting cleanings and checkups, but it is sure to last you for decades to come!
If you have additional questions about dental implants, or you want to learn more about some of the treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our La Jolla, CA office at 858-202-0481. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.