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!
Read Our Testimonials
"I have been with Carmel Ranch Dental Care for almost 20 years! Dr. Collado and his staff are just simply amazing. Dr. Collado is so caring. They have taken such good care of me and my family over the years!"
"I've been going to this dental office for many years. The dentists and dental assistants have consistently provided professional, concerned care."
"I feel so comfortable coming to this office. Both Dr. Collado and Dr. Carpenter are superior and honest at their professions, not to mention that everyone here is very gentle with your mouth. Thanks Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care for all you do!"
"Excellent customer service and dental care. Was impressed that I was able to be seen the same day! The dentist was very gentle, calming and skilled. I definitely felt I was in good hands. Would highly recommend this office."
"I have had only the best experiences with my dental care here. The most caring Doctors and staff. I absolutely recommend them to everyone."
"Always a 5-Star experience at Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care! Our family has been going there for 23 years. Just fabulous."
"Dr. Collado, Dr. Carpenter, and the entire Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care staff are professional, kind, competent and a pleasure to visit. I plan to remain a lifetime client!"
"My husband and I have used Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care for a number of years, and have had several procedures done there, and we couldn't be more pleased with the quality of care we receive, absolutely the best!"
"I have recommended Doctor Collado and his wonderful team for 18 years!"
"I see Dr. Matthew Carpenter and he's super professional and so patient. Their hygienists and assistants pay attention to even the smallest things about you. I'm impressed I think you will be too."
"Everyone at Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care is amazing! Troy is the best and makes you feel like you're family! So glad I found you guys."
"If you need a dentist this is the BEST place you can go. They carefully weigh out your options and as a senior that is important. I felt like they suggested the procedures that were for my benefit, not their bottom line."
"Over the years I have has some good dentists, and some not so good, but only one GREAT dentist! That is what Dr. Collado has brought to me at a price I can afford. Thanks so much!"
"Rocio is a great hygienist, my teeth feel awesome! Your receptionist Gina is so welcoming and friendly, I enjoyed talking to her."
"Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care gives superior service, everyone is friendly, and the technology is cutting edge. They do a super job!"
"We love CMRDC and are so relieved that after a lengthy search, we've found a group of tooth care specialists who are both expert, and just plain good people!"
"The staff and Dr. Collado are an amazing bunch! I constantly get complements on my smile! It's due to Carmel Mtn Ranch Dental Care!"