Encinitas, CA Dental Implants
Dental implants have played a large role in cosmetic dentistry, but did you know that they also support your dental health? Dental implants are the most revolutionary and realistic tooth replacement option for people with missing teeth. They also provide a useful fixed solution for dental partials, dentures, and bridges.
Single Dental Implant Restorations
When you lose a tooth, we understand the experience can be a traumatic one. At Dr. Kay's office, we provide a wide variety of solutions to replace your tooth and restore your smile. One of the most effective, convenient, and reliable options is a dental implant. Dental implants replace your missing tooth without affecting your adjacent teeth. They look natural, feel natural, and have a high success rate.
Dental implants mimic your natural teeth in that they are surgically placed directly into your bone where your tooth is missing. Then, we give your implant time to heal over the next four to six months so that it provides a stable foundation for your implant crown. Over this period of months, your implant and bone fuse together and create a relationship that helps to prevent bone loss due to your missing tooth.
Once your implant heals completely, we will create your implant crown – the visible part that looks like a tooth. Your implant crown will actually look like your other teeth. We take great care in choosing a shade and shape that matches your smile so it looks flawless. Once we place your permanent implant crown, you will care for it much like you care for your other teeth – by brushing, flossing, and with regular professional hygiene appointments.
If you have multiple missing teeth, you may benefit from an implant-supported bridge. This specialty bridge supports prosthetic teeth either between two implants or between an implant and your natural teeth to fill in larger gaps in your smile. With just a few strategically placed dental implants, we can supply the additional support necessary to keep your bridge stable. Just like single implants, having an implant-supported bridge can prevent bone loss.
For some people, having dentures that fit well may seem impossible. Over time, as your bone structure deteriorates, you may find it difficult to keep your dentures snugly in your mouth, and creating a new set that fits properly can pose some problems.
If you want security and comfort from your dentures, implant-supported dentures may work great for you. In fact, with just several strategically placed dental implants, we can secure your denture in place so you never have to worry about it falling out again.
Do You Want to Learn More About Dental Implants?
If you have more questions about dental implants or if you want to find out if dental implants are a good solution for your missing teeth, call our Encinitas dental office to set up a consultation with our knowledgeable and gentle dentist, Dr. Ryan Kay. We look forward to finding a solution that makes you feel great about your smile.