Dental Implants La Mesa Patients Can Trust
Dental implants are the preferred replacement for lost teeth. When they receive dental implants, La Mesa patients get the benefit of having devices that act as anchors in their jawbones. Dental implants form a stable foundation for permanent attachment of crowns. Grinding of adjacent teeth doesn’t take place, and since implants act as “artificial dental roots” by transmitting the chewing forces into the jaw, implants preserve the bone.
With Our Dental Implants, La Mesa Patients Get These Key Benefits:
- Preserves bone by replacing tooth root
- Looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth
- Protects adjacent teeth against grinding
- Provides superior long-term aesthetics
- Requires same care as natural teeth
Specifically how dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant used and the condition of your jawbone. In general, the dental implant cylinder is first implanted in your jawbone, and then you must go through a period of healing for several months. After that, the abutment is placed, followed by a shorter healing period. Finally, you get your new artificial tooth, sometimes also called an implant prosthesis or crown. Some people may require bone grafting before the initial dental implant surgery, which lengthens the whole process.
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