Implants in San Diego, CA
Steps for Dental Implants
Benefits of Investing in Dental Implants:
- Custom-designed implants look and feel like natural teeth
- Implants have a natural look and with proper care, they will last a
- Prevent shifting from adjacent teeth, which will cause
- Periodontal disease and bone loss
- Gum disease can lead to heart disease
- You can eat, chew, and speak without any discomfort
- Implants are fixed into your mouth.
The first step in dental implant treatment is a consultation with Dr. Shervin, during which all possible tooth replacement options will be discussed. Dr. Shervin has a vast knowledge of dental Implants and will customize your treatment. To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implants. Our digital 3D scan (less radiation than traditional X-rays) will allow us to determine if you are a good candidate. A dental implant is a titanium post ( like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath the gum line. Once the implant is placed, the patient returns to our office for a custom-crafted abutment and crown that looks and feels like your natural teeth.
Why Consider Dental Implants?
- Without the root structure of a natural tooth, the jawbone can shrink, making your face look older.
- An implant is stable and comfortable. There are no loose parts.
- Implants will serve their owner for life.
- Dental implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth.
- Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic/porcelain crown.
We never compromised on quality. All implant parts are made by US companies in the US under strict FDA regulations. Each and every implant case is thoroughly reviewed and planned in the most advanced 3D X-rays scan and CAD/CAM technology for the most precise surgery and best outcome.
What is a Dental Implant?
- A dental implant is a small titanium screw secured in the jawbone that serves as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth.
- Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone allows the dental implant to stabilize the bone preventing bone loss and maintaining its shape and density.
- The implant serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth (single crowns, bridges or dentures)
- Dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw. They can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw.
- Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth.
- Dental implants are solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Dental Implants Are Preferred Over Dentures
Many of our patients prefer permanent dental implants over traditional removable dentures for obvious reasons such as comfort, esthetics and enhancing the quality of life. Dental implants are nearly indistinguishable from a patient’s natural teeth, unlike dentures which look artificial. While traditional dentures need to be removed nightly for cleaning, dental implants are a permanent tooth loss solution that requires no additional maintenance outside of a good oral hygiene routine. Dental implants also allow patients to feel more comfortable while speaking and eating because implants are permanently affixed to the patient’s jaw and won’t shift or slip as with traditional dentures.
Dental Implant FAQs
How Painful Is Getting a Dental Implant?
Receiving a dental implant near you isn't painful because our dentist first administers a sedative and a localized numbing agent or anesthetic. What you feel is the pressure as the dentist works to insert the implant screw surgically. However, there may be discomfort and some level of pain following the surgery. People with healthy bones and sufficient soft tissue may have a pain level of about 2 to 3 on a scale of 10 within the first 48 hours. You can manage pain using painkillers. Talk to us about getting cheap dental implants.
What Are the Three Types of Dental Implants?
Single-tooth implants involve replacing one tooth using a single implant screw surgically mounted onto the bone. Another type is the multiple implants, where a dentist places one or two implants supporting multiple artificial teeth. An implant-supported bridge is a good example of multiple implants with two outer crowns attached to implant screws and the crowns at the center not attached to implant screws. All-on-4® dental implants are the third type and involve an entire arch of teeth mounted on and supported by only four or six implant posts or screws.
Are You Awake for Dental Implants?
During dental implant surgery, patients are sedated to protect them from pain as they receive the invasive procedure. In most cases, the patients get conscious sedation and local anesthesia targeted to the surgery site. As such, a patient may remain awake, but they may not be able to speak. Our dentist will discuss your sedation options when receiving implants near you. If you have high anxiety and want to go to sleep, then a much deeper sedation that puts you to sleep may be considered.
What Is the Success Rate of Dental Implants?
Tooth implants are very successful, and the rate stands around 95 to 98 percent. As such, you should not be worried that your implants will have problems. Replacing teeth with implants is more successful than replacing them with dentures or fixed bridges. Nonetheless, once you have received the implants, ensure you have a high level of oral hygiene. You don't want them to develop a condition referred to as peri-implantitis that affects the gum tissue within the implant area. Peri-implantitis is a form of gum disease.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
The implant screws are fabricated of metal, either titanium or zirconia and can last a lifetime. However, the crown component only lasts for a while. In most cases, implant crowns will survive for about 10 to 15 years before they can be replaced. You may only need to replace the crowns, not the implant part. Taking proper care by brushing and flossing lengthens the life of the implants. Again, seeing a dentist regularly allow any concerns to be picked up early on before they bring more damage to the implants or even other teeth and gums.
Can Dentures Be Made into Implants?
Your dentures can be made into dental implant dentures. The design conversion from dentures into implant dentures works well if you have removable implant-supported dentures. Those with a fixed bridge can have their prosthesis converted. However, it may be weakened significantly. Other things we look into are the jaw and gum anatomy. If we determine that your old denture cannot be turned into implant-supported dentures, we can as well do a whole set of implant-retained dentures or denture implants from scratch.
Do You Have to Take Dental Implants Out at Night?
If you have typical dental implants with crowns, they are permanently affixed, and you cannot remove them. They are designed to remain permanently in the mouth. Dental implants are surgically mounted into the jawbone, where they osseointegrate to become one thing. As such, removing them as you do with removable dentures is impossible. However, you must keep the implants and the mouth clean to avert any disease that could impact their integrity.
How Long After a Tooth Extraction Before an Implant?
Once you have extracted your tooth and are scheduled for dental implant placement, you have to wait for a window of time. The extraction site will need to heal so that you can have the implants placed. At a minimum, we would like to have 4 to 6 months wait time after extraction to place an implant surgery. Sometimes, though, you can have the implants loaded during tooth extraction. Nonetheless, our dentist must evaluate you for immediate load surgery because some patients may not be candidates.
What Is the Best Toothpaste for Dental Implants?
Proper care for tooth implants is required to ensure their longevity and integrity. When choosing a toothpaste for implant care, consider the ones that are non-abrasive and have tartar control properties. These are best suited for the implants' surfaces. You must avoid toothpaste containing baking soda and those with too much fluoride or those formulated for smokers. Research has indicated that abrasive components and fluoride aren't best for the daily care and maintenance of dental implants. Visit us for affordable dental implants.
Can I Use Listerine After Dental Implant?
Maintaining good oral hygiene after dental implants is paramount because it expedites healing. We advise our patients not to use mouth rinses like Listerine or Scope and instead consider warm salt water. Put a teaspoon of salt in a cupful of warm water, and stir the mixture to get your natural mouth rinse. Avoid swishing and spitting vigorously when rinsing your mouth since it can irritate the surgical site. Talk to us about receiving affordable dentures and implants.
Why Should The Dentist Use A Surgical Stent During Implant Surgery?
Employing a surgical stent is pivotal in guided implant surgery, particularly when working with Hiossein implants, proudly made in the USA at Bliss Dental Arts. These custom guides ensure pinpoint precision in implant placement, optimizing long-term stability. They minimize tissue disruption, reduce post-operative discomfort, and accelerate healing. Additionally, surgical stents enable depth control, enhance procedure efficiency, and improve predictability, all while prioritizing patient comfort. In guided implant surgery with Hiossein implants at the dentist in San Diego, CA, surgical stents are indispensable, ensuring no freehand or eyeballing during implant placement, resulting in safe, precise, and efficient procedures with exceptional patient outcomes.