If you are missing teeth, one treatment that our Oceanside dentist, Dr. Farhad Sharifi, might suggest is dental implants, which are stable and strong replacements. Regain the function and appearance you have been missing and call North Coast Dental Excellence today at 760-941-1414 to learn more about our dental implants in Oceanside, California.
Understanding Dental Implants
If you are considering dental implants, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over three million people in the United States have dental implants, and the number is growing every year. Dental implants are a popular choice for replacing missing teeth because they look and feel like natural teeth. They also do not require special care, so you can brush and floss them just like your regular teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a good option for you.
Implant posts are titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. Once the implant is in place, our dentist will attach a replacement tooth (typically a dental crown for single-tooth restoration) to the implant. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can also be used to support a dental bridge or denture, and they are a good option for people who do not want to wear removable dental appliances.
What to Expect When Getting Implants
If you are considering dental implants, the first step is to consult with our Oceanside dentist. Dr. Sharifi will evaluate your mouth and jawbone to see if you are a good candidate for implants. Once it is determined that you are, the next step is to have implant surgery. This is usually done on an outpatient basis, so you will not need to stay in the hospital overnight.
After implant surgery, it takes time for your jawbone to heal and grow around the implant. This process, called osseointegration, can take several months. Once your jawbone has healed, you will need to return to our Oceanside dentist to have your replacement tooth (or teeth) placed on the implant.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and give you back your smile. Talk to our Oceanside dentist to see if they are right for you.