The Future of Tooth Replacement
Dental implants have evolved into the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are a fixed, permanent appliances used to replace single or multiple missing teeth in the mouth. The best thing about dental implants is that there is no need to prepare or alter adjacent teeth as is done in order to perform other types of tooth replacement like bridges. Implants preserve the health and structure of the adjacent teeth, as dental implants are independent tooth replacements that support themselves on a titanium root placed into the socket area of the previous tooth.
Best Dental Implant Dentist in San Diego
Our dental implant office is committed to offering the best dental implant services in the greater San Diego area. Dr. Nick Refahi has received advanced training in dental implantology as well as osseointegration techniques that allow him to guarantee all dental implant procedures that he performs. Our dental implants San Diego office stands behind all of the dental therapy that we provide our patients.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are titanium steel roots that are placed into the jawbone (in the area of the missing tooth). After the bone has naturally fused around the new artificial root, the implant is structurally sound enough to support a porcelain crown on top. These crowns are matched to other teeth in the mouth and carefully fabricated in one of the highest quality dental laboratories in the area. The end result is an artificial tooth that looks and functions similar to your natural teeth.
The Treatment Process
After your initial consult visit, the process of having dental implants placed in our San Diego dental implant office typically takes 3-6 months from start to finish. In some cases this will include any necessary bone grafting in order to support the new implant tooth. This allows for proper healing time, bone growth and fusion with the new root, and placement of the crown on the structurally sound implant. During the healing time, a provisional crown will be placed over your implant in order to maintain an aesthetic appearance and function in lieu of the permanent crown. All patients receive undivided attention from San Diego dental implant dentist, Dr. Nick Refahi.
Replacement of All Missing Teeth
In some cases, dental implants can be used as an “All on 4” implant supported denture. Implant supported dentures are securely held in place, and take up less area than traditional dentures, making it easier for All on 4 implant denture patients to speak and eat.
The Best Thing Next to Natural Teeth
Implant therapy at our dental implants San Diego practice is one of Dr. Refahi’s specialties. Patients love being able to have the appearance of natural teeth without having to wear removable appliances or altering adjacent teeth in the process. With dental implants, our dental patients can function as they would with a natural tooth, and Dr. Refahi stands behind every procedure that he performs