Missing teeth can cause you to hide your smile and leave you vulnerable to infections and further damage. At Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care, Gary Braunstein, DDS, and his team offer permanent dental implants. With an over 98% success rate, they give you a permanently full smile that functions perfectly. To learn more about dental implants, call the Carlsbad or Encinitas, California, office or book your appointment at either location online.
Dental implants are devices placed in your jawbone to hold in your new prosthetic teeth. The implant itself is a metal post designed to act like the root of your tooth.
Since it’s attached to your jawbone, you can enjoy a new prosthetic tooth with the full strength and sturdiness of a natural tooth.
Dental implants are the most permanent option for tooth replacement. They have many advantages over other tooth replacement options like dentures and bridges. Some of their benefits are:
Getting dental implants isn’t a quick or easy process, but they outlast other oral appliances. In addition to their durability and functionality, implants boost your self-esteem and make your smile look gorgeous.
The process for getting dental implants involves several appointments over the course of a few months. You must attend an initial consultation at Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care during which your dentist examines your mouth and makes sure your jawbone can hold the implants.
Once you’re approved, your dentist treats any diseases or infections to make sure your mouth is healthy. Then, an impression of your mouth is taken to create a new prosthetic tooth to fit in with your remaining natural set.
For the procedure, your dentist at Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care cuts into your gums and removes any remaining parts of the original tooth. Then, a metal post is secured in your jawbone. For a few months, your jawbone heals around the implant to fuse it into place.
At your final appointment, your new prosthetic tooth is fitted securely over the metal post. Once in place, you can enjoy an active lifestyle without dietary restrictions. Ideally, you won’t have to worry about your tooth ever again!
If you need a permanent solution to missing teeth that doesn’t impact your lifestyle, call Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care to set up a consultation for dental implants or book your appointment online today.