Dental Implants: Single Tooth Replacement

Today’s dental implants provide the best solution for replacing individual missing teeth. These biocompatible and highly successful restorations are the gold standard for modern-day tooth replacement, as they are minimally-invasive and highly successful.

What are Dental Implants?

Implants are essentially artificial tooth roots. They’re capable of supporting fixed restorations such as crowns (for single teeth,) bridges, and dentures. Once installed, your body is naturally attracted to the material they’re made out of, causing the bone to integrate and fuse to the implant’s surface. This process allows your implants to become a permanent part of your smile, almost as if you had a new tooth all over again.

“Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?”

Any time a tooth is missing or needs to be removed, it’s similar to taking a book off a shelf; the ones on either side will tilt out of place. By replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant, you can maintain natural tooth alignment and prevent irregular wear patterns in other parts of your mouth.

Advantage of Dental Implants

  • Highly successful and predictable
  • Non-invasive to adjacent teeth
  • Hypoallergenic, biocompatible
  • Stronger than natural teeth
  • Promotes healthy bone levels
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Supports a youthful facial profile

A well-maintained dental implant has the potential to last for the rest of your life. All you have to do is care for it like you would a natural tooth.

What to Expect During Treatment

Getting dental implants installed is a minimally invasive process. It can be completed comfortably with just a small amount of local anesthetic. After your implant is placed and integrated, you’ll visit our San Diego dentists to have a custom ceramic crown installed on top of your implant abutment. We work closely with an implant specialist to ensure an efficient start-to-finish process.

Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?

Contact our experienced San Diego dentists to request an exam and dental implant care plan.