If you have a missing tooth, a dental implant could be just what you need to restore your confidence by giving you a beautiful smile.
A tooth implant is a permanent tooth root replacement. A titanium screw is surgically placed into your bone. The implant fuses with the bone and functions as a tooth root, keeping the teeth and jawbone healthy.
Our team at Oceanside Dental Excellence is ready to help you make your tooth restoration a reality. Our experienced team has the skills and training to give you the smile you’ve been waiting for.
Call us today to learn how dental implants can change your smile and your life!
The sooner we can replace missing teeth, the better off you will be. Your teeth are critical contributors to your appearance and health. Missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and your oral health.
Missing teeth can lead to various problems that can affect your smile and oral health:
If you find yourself holding back laughter or covering your mouth because you’re self-conscious about your smile, a dental implant could make all the difference. Call today to get started.
We make implant dentistry convenient for our patients in these ways:
Stop living with gaps from missing teeth! Call our office and schedule your consultation today. Our high-quality, dental implants can provide the results you’ve been dreaming of. Our friendly dental team has technical skill and artistic touch that create amazing results.
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Dental implants are a strong and permanent tooth replacement option for better oral health. The implant acts like a natural tooth root, giving you the strength and stability you need to start eating and speaking normally again. Implants provide the following benefits:
Each dental implant is expertly placed and customized to your bite. Your new smile will look and feel fabulous!
Missing one or more teeth is often seen as a cosmetic issue for your smile, but that is far from the truth. Our teeth are incredibly hard working, even when they aren’t helping us chew or speak. Without a full smile, we are increasing our risk of gum disease, jawbone deterioration, and a weakening of our facial muscles.
So restoring your smile means restoring much more for your systemic health.
One of the more serious complications of a missing tooth is jawbone deterioration. When a tooth is missing you begin to lose bone density in your jaw. As a result, the surrounding teeth become less stable.
Such damage can not only be prevented thanks to dental implants, but also reversed! All thanks to dental implants simulating the benefits of natural teeth.
Dental implants provide the most secure and long lasting replacement for any lost tooth. This is because their foundation joins with your jaw, acting like a natural tooth’s root. Once secured, the implant provides both the look and other benefits of your original teeth, with a few extra perks like being incredibly resilient to stains and tooth decay.
This means your new smile will be beautiful and long lasting!
Another key benefit that makes dental implants such a popular treatment is how many options are available to ensure you get the dental care you deserve. If you are missing a single tooth, a single implant supported crown is available. If you are missing multiple teeth, bridges or dentures are available.
If you are looking for a complete smile restoration, our All-on-4® treatment concept can provide a brand new smile.
If you or a loved one are missing the majority of your teeth or need to replace severely damaged teeth (either from dental trauma or advanced gum disease), we can help. With only four strategically placed dental implants, you can get a completely new smile that provides all the benefits of your natural teeth.
A brand new, beautiful and long lasting smile can be achieved thanks to our dental implants!
Anyone who is looking to restore their smile by replacing one or more lost teeth are a great candidate for dental implants. But consider a dental implant consultation if any of the following apply:
Dental implants offer a wide range of both cosmetic and restorative benefits, but finding the right treatment to meet your dental health needs means finding the right dentist.
Thankfully, the dedicated professionals at Oceanside Dental Excellence pride themselves in ensuring you get the greatest results! Our talented team has the experience, techniques and technology to restore your smile in form and function.
Your consultation appointment will consist of a thorough jaw exam, x-rays, and a discussion of your treatment plan. Our implant exam and jaw scan technology are advanced and accurate and will help our dentist determine how to proceed with your dental implants.
Our team is happy to work with you, valuing your input so we can create a smile that you are proud to share with the world!
A bone graft may be needed to rebuild your jawbone and allow for proper support of your implant. Not all patients will need a bone graft to support their dental implant. However, if one is needed the procedure can be completed before or at the time of implant placement.
This ensures that your dental implant has a secure foundation, which is essential for the stunning, long lasting results of your new smile.
Your implant placement will be done after administering anesthesia. The small titanium post will be surgically placed under your gums and into your jaw where it will be able to integrate and provide support for your jaw, your new tooth, and your dental health.
This post acts as a “root” for your new tooth and thanks to its placement, and allows the finished implant to look and function like your natural teeth!
It takes a couple months for the implant to fully integrate with the bone. It is crucial to allow enough recovery time before we can completely restore your tooth. We want to make sure your mouth handles the surgery well.
We work with your schedule, allowing a comfortable and beneficial recovery so your dental implant plan is as successful as possible.
The abutment is the second piece of your dental implant, acting as a “connector” between the implant and the crown. Once we make sure you have recovered from the implant placement, we attach the abutment along your gum. The abutment is custom designed for your mouth and implant. This will give you an ideal function and cosmetic outcome.
After the abutment placement, we will be crafting your crown (false tooth) out of high quality material like bioceramic, which will give your new tooth a natural look with some additional perks.
Perks like your new tooth will be more resistant to staining and decay, making it a lifetime solution!
Roughly 3 months after your surgery, you’ll return to our office for your tooth replacement. Depending on your implant plan you may have a crown, bridge, or even dentures placed on the implants. The appliance will depend on how many teeth you’re getting replaced.
Swelling and tenderness are common side effects in the first two placements, rarely the crown fitting, so you can enjoy your new smile quicker than ever!
Dental implants have many options to consider, allowing you full control in restoring your smile. You can have a permanent, secure implant or a or denture.
Below is a selection of what options are available. If you have any questions, feel encouraged to contact our office and schedule a consultation.
If you or a loved one are missing the majority of your teeth or suffer from extensive tooth damage (like advanced periodontitis), this treatment may be the answer. With as few as 4 targeted implants, the majority of your teeth can be replaced and give you a brand new smile.
Fixed implants are the long lasting, permanent solution to tooth loss. Once the final part of the implant is placed, your new tooth (or teeth) can be treated just like your natural teeth. This gets rid of concerns about misplacing or extra maintenance for your new smile.
Traditional dentures can be uncomfortable as well as messy. They require special pastes or adhesives to be held in place, and even then they are known to slip. With implant-supported dentures, your new teeth can easily snap in and out of place for comfort and convenience.
Although dental implants are one of the most reliable tooth-replacement options, we understand that the decision to get them may not be an easy one. While you wait for your consultation appointment, you’ll find some of our most frequently asked questions below.
The cost of your dental implant treatment will vary based on:
Dental implants are a valuable investment in the following ways:
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure. Our team cares about your comfort and will provide you with anesthesia and sedation dentistry options to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
You will most likely feel tender and swollen for about 3–5 days after your implant surgery. Our dentist will provide you with after-care instructions to care for any discomfort you may feel following your procedure.
With proper maintenance and good oral hygiene, your implants can last for a very long time. The crown or bridge attached to the titanium post can last 10–15 years or longer. The titanium on which the crown is secured can last upwards of 20 years.
Regular dental visits and good oral hygiene are necessary to keep your implants looking their best for a long time—you could have your implants for the rest of your life.
Good news! If you are missing one or more teeth, you are already a great candidate for dental implants. Consider a consultation if the following applies as well:
Here are some tips to help you have a smoother healing time:
At your procedure, you’ll receive aftercare instructions. Follow our dentist’s instructions for pain relief and oral care while your mouth heals and integrates with your new implant. Keep this routine until your restoration appointment.
After your restoration, you won’t need to care for your implant in any special way except for regular brushing and flossing. We’ll also want to check in with you every 3–6 months.
While rare, there are times when a dental implant does not integrate correctly with the jawbone (a process known as osseointegration). This means the implant isn’t a good foundation for your new tooth. Thankfully, there are methods to ensure a successful implant, such as a bone graft.
Implant dentistry can save your smile and your health. To learn more about our innovative tooth replacement options, contact Oceanside Dental Excellence today. Our friendly dental team and experienced dentists can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.