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Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care

Missing teeth can be caused by a variety of different dental issues. But whether you’ve lost a tooth due to impact injury, tooth decay, or periodontal disease, one of the best ways to replace your missing tooth and restore your natural smile is with a dental implant.

At Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care, we specialize in replacing missing teeth with permanent, minimally-invasive dental implants. Learn more about dental implants now, and see if this restorative dentistry treatment is right for you!

Understanding Dental Implants

Unlike dental bridges or dentures, dental implants are permanent, and offer the same functionality as your original teeth.

The dental implant itself is made up of two parts. A post, usually made of titanium or zirconia, and a crown. The crown is similar to a standard dental crown, and is usually crafted of porcelain to mimic the exact shape, appearance, and functionality of your natural tooth.

The post is implanted into your jaw, and the crown is attached afterward – providing a permanent tooth restoration.

The Dental Implant Process – Explained

Once Dr. Carpenter or Dr. Collado determine that you are a candidate for a dental implant, the process can begin.

First, the dental post will be implanted, usually under sedation or general anesthesia. This is the only invasive part of the procedure. The post is implanted in the same place as the original tooth, mimicking the root.

Your mouth is then given 3-6 months to heal. During this time, the post will permanently bond with the surrounding gum and jaw tissue, mimicking the original root of your tooth.

Next, a ceramic dental crown will be made in the office using our CEREC milling unit. This crown is built to imitate the exact size and shape of your original tooth. During this visit, your crown will be permanently bonded to the post and abutment. This restores the appearance and functionality of your teeth in just two visits!

The Benefits Of Dental Implants

Compared to dentures, false teeth, and dental bridges, dental implants have quite a few benefits.

Requires no special care or treatment – Your dental implant does not require any specialized care. Simply maintain a health oral care regimen such as brushing and flossing twice a day, complete with dentist visits every 6 months!

Totally permanent – If you take care of your oral health, your dental implant will last you for the rest of your life. In contrast, dental bridges usually last around 10 years, and dentures must often be replaced every 3-5 years.

Restores bite and prevents teeth from shifting – If you’re missing teeth, the other teeth in your jaw will shift towards the empty tooth socket. This can cause teeth to become misaligned, and cause bite issues. Replacing your missing tooth will stop your teeth from shifting, and ensure a healthy bite.

Need To Replace Missing Teeth? Visit Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care Today!

If you’re missing a tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, or any other issue, Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care is the best restorative dentistry practice in all of Carmel Mountain Ranch!

Dr. Carpenter & Dr. Collado are both dedicated to providing better dental implant services that minimize pain and invasiveness, and help you restore your natural, gorgeous smile.

So don’t settle for a temporary solution. Invest in a dental implant from Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care, and fix your smile for life! Contact us today at (858)487-6453 to schedule your appointment, or come to our office at 12075 Carmel Mountain Rd, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92128!

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