Dental Implants

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts with a false tooth (crown) attached on top. A dental implant is embedded into the patient’s jawbone in order to create a durable, long-lasting replacement for missing teeth.

Once the implant post is in place, an individual crown, bridge, or denture can be cemented to the portion of the post which protrudes above the gum line. Dental implants offer the most stable, long-term solution to replace missing teeth.

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Believe it or not, dental implants are the standard of care in dentistry. For failing teeth, or for missing teeth, traditional dentures or “bridges” are not commonly recommended. Implant restorations, though as scary and painful as they may seem or sound, are some of the least painful, easy on the body dental treatments in dentistry. Dental implants usually cause NO next day pain or discomfort, or any discomfort during the surgery itself.

 

Dental implant treatment has become more cost effective over the past 5 years. What once was a half a day procedure with general anesthetic, bruising and bleeding, soreness or pain for days after, costing upwards of $6,000 can now be done in about 30 mins, with local anesthetic, and total next day comfort for a fraction of the price.

 

DON’T GET FOOLED BY “IMPLANT” SERVICES COSTING $750 OR LESS. Ask what it includes, what follow up care is provided, what type of implant is placed, what imaging and X-Rays are included, is a bone graft needed, and if so, how much? How much experience does the doctor have? Is a stent used? Are you being diagnosed from a 3d Cone Beam Radiograph? We can always provide you a consultation or a second opinion for your knowledge and eduction at no charge.

 

Feel free to request a complimentary implant consultation to learn whats involved in a dental implant, the components, the surgery itself, and related fees.

Dental Implants: What to expect

Our top of the line dental implant procedure includes:

  • Titanium implant (base) - Highest quality, medical-grade, made in US
  • Titanium Abutment - Highest quality, medical-grade, made in US
  • Zirconia Crown - Highest grade zirconia, NOT cheap porcelain fused to metal.
  • Initial Exam
  • 3D CT Imaging Scan
  • Surgical Guide

From start to finish, everything is included. No surprises.

During your dental implant consultation, we will examine your individual needs and will create a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan to ensure the best results for you.

The dental implant procedure is a three part process:

Placing the implant

The dental implant, usually a cylindrical and/or tapered post made of titanium, is surgically placed into the jawbone.

Installing the abutment

Once the implant is settled in, your surgeon will then install a post, known as an abutment, into the implant.

Placing the crown

Finally, a prosthetic tooth, called a crown, will be created and attached to the implants to restore natural functionality and aesthetics.

Powerful results.
Say hello to your new smile.

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Natural & Durable

Even the smallest details of tooth selection and placement are studied – size of various teeth, angle at which they are set, ratios of height to width, shade, color, and many other factors. In the end, all of these features come together to produce a remarkably natural-looking appearance.

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Are you a candidate for dental implants?

Almost anyone is a prime candidate for dental implants. Whether you’ve lost a tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth, dental implants may be a perfect solution for you.

 

Obviously, each patient has specific needs. At Carlsbad Shores Dentistry, we thoroughly evaluate each candidate to determine the most appropriate plan of dental treatment.

 

We will assess your specific dental conditions and determine the treatment approach that would provide the best long-term functional and aesthetic result.

 

Implant dentistry candidates will need to have healthy gums and adequate bone in order to support the restoration.

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A full evaluation by Dr. Hariri will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.

For more information, schedule an appointment today.

Important Dental Implant disclaimers:

Some things you must consider:

 

Dental implants are generally placed under local anesthesia. However, we do provide general anesthesia should you desire to be asleep during the procedure. Either way the surgery is totally comfortable and not painful. You can decide which type of anesthesia you wish to have as we guide you through the treatment plan.

 

Patients for dental implants must be non smokers, in general good health. Uncontrolled diabetics, patient with a collapsed bite, patients who take bone loss medications, patients with uncontrolled periodontal disease, or patients with healing complications are not a good candidates for successful implant treatment.

 

Patients who clench or grind their teeth may also not be ideal for the long term success of dental implants.

The location for the dental implant must be in ideal bone and a consultation and radiograph will be able to determine this as some patients may lack sufficient bone or the sinuses may impede implant placement.

 

Depending upon the location of the implant, you may need a temporary tooth to hold the space until proper healing can occur. We may also need to extract a hopeless tooth and place a bone graft before we can place an implant and these are additional treatments and costs which may be necessary.

Upon placing the implant, generally 3 months of healing time is required before we may place the titanium abutment and porcelain crown. We will be able to educate you on the quality of candidate you are upon your consultation and we look forward to meeting you!

Dental implants in Carlsbad

  • Durability. Implant-supported tooth replacements will not move or loosen. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Dental implants eliminate the irritation and pain in gums as a result from dentures.
  • Unlike other restorations, implant dentistry does not damage other healthy teeth.
  • Easier eating. Dental implants restore chewing function, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Dental implants prevent bone loss. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Dental implants can improve your speech. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.

Don’t be fooled by “too good to be true” dental implant offers.

 

Make sure you ask a lot of questions and understand the quality of the implant and crown you are receiving.

 

Here at Carlsbad Shores Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering only the highest quality titanium implants and zirconia crowns so you can be completely confident in your new smile.

Why dental implants are so effective

Dental implants replace missing teeth with ones that look, feel, and perform like your own.

 

If you are missing one or more teeth and would like the ability to smile, speak, and eat again with comfort and confidence, then dental implants are your answer.

 

Dental implants restore the natural function and aesthetics of your smile using tooth-like replacements embedded directly into the jawbone, creating a sturdy anchor for beautiful cosmetic restorations.

 

With implant dentistry, patients missing one, two, or several teeth no longer need to accept a lifetime of inconvenience and embarrassment.

 

Implant-supported bridges, crowns, and dentures provide the security and function of permanently placed teeth.

At Carlsbad Shores Dentistry we have been helping patients reshape smiles for many years.

Contact us now to schedule your dental implant consultation.

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Dental Implants in Carlsbad, CA

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