You Deserve a Beautiful, Durable Smile
Dental Implants in Carlsbad
Our Approach to Implant Dentistry
Having a complete smile is not only essential to the function of your teeth and gums but to your confidence and general quality of life. Our doctors can replace single teeth, multiple teeth, and an entire arch if necessary in order to complete your smile and rejuvenate your oral health. In the past, dentists were only able to replace teeth above the gum line, but now we can replace everything down to the root structure using dental implants to restore your smile’s function to the fullest—helping you get back to eating, talking, and smiling with confidence.
Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, you’ll come in for your first appointment. We’ll give you local anesthesia to numb your mouth, and provide you with sedation options for your comfort. We will then make an incision in your gums to place your implant or implants. Over the next few months, your jawbone fuses around the implant; this process is called “osseointegration.”
Placing the Abutment
After osseointegration is complete, you’ll return to our office for abutment placement. An abutment is a connecting piece over the post of the implant that will securely hold your new tooth restoration in place.
A final appointment is needed to place your custom restorations, whether that includes crowns, bridges, or dentures. One of our doctors will place your restorations onto your implants and you’ll have a sturdy, durable new smile with new, natural looking teeth.