Complete Dental Implant Treatment in La Mesa
Imagine what it would be like to eat your favorite foods normally again.
Think of how you would feel to smile and laugh with confidence once more.
An implant can give all that back to you without the hassle removable prosthetics can cause. It’s probably the closest you could come to having your natural tooth back in terms of look and function. Dr. Timothy Shen and the rest of his team are excited to restore smiles with the help of dental implants!
What Is A Dental Implant?
An implant is a small metal screw that takes the place of a missing tooth. It’s made from titanium, a kind of material your body can accept as its own. The implant is secured in the jawbone beneath the gums and it supports the crown, which is the part that shows when you smile.
Having a dental implant placed is not as involved as it may seem. For your procedure, you can even opt to have oral or nitrous sedation to keep you relaxed. Most patients report that getting an implant was easier than having a tooth extracted. You won’t feel much discomfort at all.
Expect at least 3-4 months of healing before your implant is ready to bear weight. While you wait, you’ll have the option of wearing a removable prosthetic to address any aesthetic concerns.
Why You Should Think About Getting A Dental Implant
Clearly, you need something to fill in that gap in your smile. But why choose an implant over other treatment options? Consider that dental implants:
- Are permanent, secure, and non-removable
- Preserve tooth alignment
- Support the bone in your mouth, preserving the shape of your smile
- Prevent further bone loss
- Are capable of normal biting and chewing forces
- Can be as easy to care for as your natural teeth
How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced?
Implants are capable of supporting the weight of multiple teeth. We may recommend options such as:
- Single implants with a crown to replace individual teeth
- Implant supported CEREC bridges, use as few as two implants to replace multiple teeth
- Implant retained removable overdenture, provides added security to your new or existing denture
- Hybrid partials, a clasp-free removable partial that attaches over your implant
Implant Therapies At Trinity Family Dental
Are you curious about finding an implant dentist in La Mesa near you? At Trinity Family Dental, we provide dental implant services from start to finish within our multi-specialty clinic.
From the time you get a consultation and diagnostic imaging, all the way through placement and restoration with a single visit crown, you can have the whole experience in one convenient place.
Are You A Candidate?
The only way to know for sure whether implants are right for you is to see Dr. Shen to get a professional opinion. He will use digital imaging to determine the amount of bone you have to work with. Even if a dentist has told you in the past that you aren’t a candidate for implants, Dr. Shen will still be happy to take a look. You might only need implant posts that are a little smaller in diameter!
Find out more by calling us today to schedule your complimentary implant consultation.
Need more serious treatment, such as a root canal? We have an in-house endodontist, so there’s no need to refer you somewhere else for specialty services.