Learn more about getting dental implants in San Diego, and how they work.
Are you an adult living in San Diego, CA, who is missing one, several or even all of their teeth? Particularly if you are dealing with complete tooth loss you may be worried that the only option is to get dentures. Well, you’ll be relieved to hear that our San Diego, CA, implant dentist Dr. Joseph Yang offers dental implants to healthy adults who are missing everything from one to all of their teeth.
Here’s How a Dental Implant Works
When most people think of a dental implant they imagine the small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone; however, an implant is made up of three different parts:
- The base: This is the metal screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a strong, durable foundation from which to support a false tooth.
- The abutment: This structure is placed over top of the implant and it’s designed to connect the implant with the false tooth.
- The false tooth: If you are replacing a single tooth then a dental crown will be placed over the abutment to complete the restoration; however, if you are missing several teeth then a dental bridge or dentures can also be secured on top of the implants.
Getting Implants with Dentures
If you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth you may be wondering whether implants are still right for you. You’ll be happy to hear that implants can replace as many teeth as you need. Our San Diego restorative dentist even offers All-on-4, a system that allows patients to get implants and teeth in the same day. During this visit we will place implants into the jawbone and then immediately place temporary dentures over top of the implant.
Once the implants and the jawbone have naturally fused together then we can remove the temporary dentures and secure the permanent dentures on top.
Interested in getting dental implants? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for All-on-4? Let San Diego Dental Implant Center treat your tooth loss right away and even give you a full smile again on the same day. Call our San Diego dental practice today to schedule a no-risk consultation.