Dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option available today. The skilled team at Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, specializes in the All-on-4® dental implant technique. Implants can effectively replace an entire set of top or bottom teeth, restoring chewing, speech, and digestive function while delivering your dream smile. To schedule a dental implant consultation with the team, call or book an appointment online today.
Dental implants represent the closest thing to your healthy, natural teeth. If you’re missing teeth, getting dental implants is the best possible solution. Implants are metal posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone and are then used to support highly natural-looking prosthetics.
The team at Ramona Dental Group specializes in start-to-finish dental implants. They often use All-on-4® technology, the innovative implant placement method that uses four strategically positioned implants to replace entire sets of missing top or bottom teeth.
Getting dental implants requires multiple in-office visits. Each implant restoration plan is personalized and tailored to you and your unique needs and cosmetic goals.
First, the team evaluates your jawbone and makes sure it’s healthy and strong enough to support dental implants. Once you’re determined to be an ideal candidate, you set a date for oral surgery.
During oral surgery for dental implants, your dentist uses anesthesia to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you. First, they use a special dental drill to carefully insert the implant directly into your jawbone. If you’re having an entire set of top or bottom teeth replaced, they use the All-on-4 method and position four implants.
Once you’re done with oral surgery, the implant needs time to fuse to your healing jawbone. This can take a few months. In the interim, your dentist can attach temporary prosthetics to the implant. When your jaw fully heals, you return to have your permanent restoration attached. This could be crowns, bridges, or dentures.
The main consideration when narrowing down who’s an ideal candidate is the health of your jawbone. If your jawbone is too weak or thin for implants, it’s possible to get a graft procedure done and bolster the bone.
Otherwise, most healthy patients are very good candidates for dental implants. If you’re missing teeth, replacing them with implants can vastly improve your oral health for years to come. Filling gaps in your smile prevents teeth from shifting into empty spaces.
Perhaps the best part about dental implants is that they’re designed to last you a lifetime. Once the implant fuses to your jawbone, it’s essentially part of your oral structures. As long as you take good care of your teeth, eat a healthy diet, and maintain regular checkups with your dentists for preventive care, there’s no reason your implants shouldn’t last you decades at least.
To see if dental implants may be right for you, call the office or book a consultation with the team at Ramona Dental Group using the online scheduling tool today.