Dental Implant Specialists in San Diego, CA

Have you lost a tooth to injury? Or perhaps you have several missing teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. Whatever the cause of your missing teeth, you’re not alone in your suffering. According to the American Dental Association, the average 20 to 64-year-old adult has at least three decayed or missing teeth.

At Taly Dental Specialists, we know that missing teeth is not merely a cosmetic inconvenience. Tooth loss causes speech issues, chewing difficulties, and mental health disorders among many other problems. With Taly’s renowned implant dentists in San Diego, CA, you can permanently replace lost teeth with premium quality dental implants to improve your quality of life.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the most technologically advanced method for replacing lost teeth. When you lose a tooth, you lose both its root and crown. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the lost tooth’s root structure. The biocompatible titanium implant fuses with the bone to provide a durable root system for replacement teeth.

Taly’s implant dentists in San Diego, CA, use cutting-edge dental technologies like Cone Beam 3-D Advanced Imaging to maximize the success of the procedure. After the implant fully integrates with your jawbone, our dental implant specialists attach an abutment (connector) over the titanium post. The implant and abutment now serve as an anchor to hold an artificial crown securely in place.

Why choose dental implants over dentures and bridges?

Taly’s implant dentists in San Diego, CA, recommend dental implantation for teeth replacement because it offers several advantages over dentures and fixed bridges. Fixed bridges require shaving down adjacent teeth, damaging healthy tooth enamel. Dentures, on the other hand, can slide around your mouth and make embarrassing clicking sounds when you eat or talk.

Enamel damage and embarrassing incidents are not the only downsides of dentures and dental bridges. Dentures and bridges only replace the visible part of a tooth ⏤ the crown portion ⏤ without restoring its root structure. Without a root system to stimulate the jawbone, your jaw will lose bone density. Jawbone resorption alters facial structure and ages you beyond your years.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Unlike traditional forms of teeth replacement, dental implants are designed to mimic a tooth’s natural anatomy. With the help of Taly’s implant dentists in San Diego, CA, you can replace your missing tooth’s root and crown to restore its complete structure. Taly’s dental implant specialists anchor the titanium root deep beneath your gums to give you a stable tooth and healthy jaws.

Dental implants are the best teeth replacement option currently available.

The benefits of dental implants over alternative forms of teeth replacement include:

  • Easy to care for
  • Supports adjacent teeth
  • Promotes jaw bone density
  • Maintains a youthful facial structure
  • No embarrassing slips or movements
  • Offers a permanent solution for tooth loss

How does the dental implantation process work?

The dental implantation process requires several appointments and can take six to nine months to complete. The process is performed in several stages with weeks to months of healing time between surgical procedures. Below, we’ll explain what you can expect when getting tooth replacement with Taly’s implant dentists in San Diego, CA:

1: Dental Examination

The first step of the dental implantation process is a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Taly Dental’s implant specialists use digital x-rays to get a more accurate picture of your oral health, Cone Beam 3D Imaging to diagnose periodontal disease and determine bone loss in the jaw and around the tooth structures.

Our implant dentists in San Diego, CA, can offer patients an immediate diagnosis and treatment plan during their initial consultation. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, we will treat your condition with our minimally invasive LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery. If your jawbone is too thin, we may recommend bone grafting or other treatments to increase jaw bone density before implantation.

2: Tooth Extraction

If you still have a tooth that needs replacing, we will extract it before dental implantation. After extraction, you must wait at least ten weeks for the site to heal before getting an implant. If your gums are healthy and you have sufficient jawbone density, Taly’s implant dentists in San Diego, CA, can insert the dental implant on the same day as tooth extraction

3: Implant Placement

Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure. To make the procedure as comfortable as possible, our dental implant specialists will sedate you before surgically inserting the titanium post into your jawbone. It will take two to six months for the implant to fuse with your bone and act as a new root for a replacement tooth. 

During this time, you will still have a gap in the place of your missing tooth. Taly’s implant dentists in San Diego, CA, offer Teeth in One Day services where we place a temporary denture over the gap right after implantation until you can get a permanent crown.

4: Abutment Attachment

After the implant has fully fused with your jawbone, you will need minor surgery to place the abutment ⏤ a connector that attaches the permanent crown to the dental implant. Using local anesthesia, our implant dentists will make a small cut into your gum to attach the abutment to the titanium post. The gum is then closed around the abutment and given two weeks to heal before we can place the permanent crown.

5: Crown Fixation

When your gum has fully healed, the permanent crown is cemented onto the abutment and now you have a stable, comfortable, and natural-looking tooth that will last you a lifetime!

Contact Taly Dental to Schedule a Consultation

Do you want to replace missing teeth to regain your comfort and confidence? Our dental implant specialists can help. With advanced dental technologies and an exceptional reputation for quality care, Taly’s implant dentists in San Diego, CA, offer dental restoration services unmatched by any other practice in the area. Contact us at (619) 516-0018 to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists to learn if you're a good candidate for dental implants.

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