If you have lost teeth, our dentists may recommend replacing them with dental implants. The first stage of your treatment plan is your dental implant placement, which involves surgically inserting your implant posts to give your new smile a stable foundation.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth designed to replace your missing teeth and fully restore your smile, oral health and oral function. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants replace the roots as well as the crowns of your teeth, making them the ideal option for restoring your smile and promoting your long-term oral health and wellbeing. Implants consist of two main parts — the implant post, which replaces your tooth roots, and the implant restoration, which replaces the crown or crowns of your teeth.
What Is Dental Implant Placement?
Dental implant placement is the first step in regaining your oral health and smile. Implant placement is the surgical insertion of the implant post into your jawbone. This post is a small screw, usually made of titanium or another biocompatible material, and replaces your tooth root. Once placed, this post functions exactly like your original tooth roots, stimulating your supporting jawbone to keep it strong and healthy and ensure that your smile has a stable foundation. This surgical procedure will be performed by our skilled periodontist to ensure the best possible results for your smile and oral health.
After your implant placement procedure there will be a period of healing to allow the post to integrate with your jawbone. Your implant restoration will be created and placed following this healing period.
If you have lost supporting bone tissue before your implant placement procedure, or if you have tooth decay, gum disease or another pre-existing condition, you will need to receive treatment for those issues before you can receive an implant.
Scheduling An Appointment
For more information about dental implant placement in Escondido, California, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jorge Reyes or Dr. Samuel Lee, call TLC Escondido Dental today at 760-741-5775!