Dental Implants in Linda Vista, San Diego
Although tooth loss has greatly subsided in recent years, it is still a very common occurrence. On average by the age of 50, it is estimated that most Americans have lost 12 teeth. By the age of 70, 26 percent of Americans have lost all their teeth.
The good news is that modern dentistry can replace an entire tooth from root to crown with implant-supported restorations, which look and feel just like natural teeth. With advanced training in prosthodontics, Dr. Shin Ahn at Boston Dental Group in Linda Vista/Clairemont Mesa provides all necessary treatments to restore your smile with implant-supported restorations.
A Strong Jaw Supports Dental Implants
At your initial consultation, Dr. Shin will examine the bone volume in your jaw. Often, if you have been missing teeth for an extended period of time or are of a mature age, a process called resorption begins to deplete the bone of its size and mass. Not only does this weaken the jaw, it can change your facial structure, giving it an aged and sunken appearance.
If you have experienced significant bone resorption, then Dr. Ahn may recommend a bone graft to strengthen and prepare the bone for implant placement. This is a relatively simple procedure done in a single office visit.
Accurate Placement of Implant Posts is Essential
The next step is the placement of the implant posts into the jaw bone. Dr. Ahn strategically places the posts to avoid any nerve pathways or sinus positions. The implants are made of titanium, which is biocompatible with the body.
Within three to four months, bone growth surrounds the posts, making them sturdy and strong anchors for a restorative crown. Dental implants also provide stimulation to the jaw, which prevents the progress of resorption and helps you retain a youthful smile.
Beautiful Restorative Crowns Attach to Implant Posts
Your permanent restoration is designed to replicate the dimensions of your natural teeth. Dental Implants can replace a single tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth. Sometimes hybrid dentures use four dental implants to replace a full arch of teeth.
Restorations use porcelain that is lustrous, lifelike, and durable. Dental implant restorations have over a 95% rate of success and when cared for properly, they can last a lifetime.
Boston Dental Group in Linda Vista for Implant Restorations
To learn more about the process of replacing teeth with dental implant restorations, contact Dr. Shin Ahn in Linda Vista. He provides all the treatments necessary from bone grafts and implant placement to the design of beautiful restorations. Contact Boston Dental Group today to schedule an initial consultation.