If you have one missing tooth, several missing teeth or your whole mouth needs a serious remodel, dental implants might be the right way to go. At San Diego’s Brighton Dental, we offer implant solutions for many different situations. When you have missing teeth, there’s always a solution that will have you looking and eating better – and give you back some of the confidence you may have lost along with your teeth.
What could be better? Why would you wait to learn more?
In simple terms, a dental implant is an artificial tooth and root installed into the jawbone. The implant base is most often made of titanium and is topped with a natural-looking replacement tooth that restores talking, eating and can help prevent alignment issues that can develop from shifting because of missing teeth. If you think dental implants might be right for you, keep reading – and explore this site. We have lots of information available about dental implants and other cosmetic and restorative procedures that may benefit you.
Get To Know Today’s Implants
If you have considered implants before, you should know that things have changed for the better. Now accepted by most of the dental profession, implants are less invasive, smaller and function better than ever. For restoring function while providing excellent appearance, there may be no better choice.
We admit that implants – like root canals – aren’t a good first choice. Ideally, we’d like to save your natural teeth. But when teeth have already been extracted or we can’t save one, an implant is a smart choice for getting back what you’ve lost. We may also ask you to consider bridges or other restorations that are less invasive, especially if you have gum health issues or overall health concerns that could prevent or slow healing.
If you have healthy bone at the implant site, however, you may be a good candidate for a dental implant from Dr. Woods and our team here in San Diego at Brighton Dental. And here’s some excellent news. Today’s implants are:
• smaller than in years past
• integrate better with bone than larger ones
• less invasive to install, and
• last for decades.
Dr. Woods usually prefers to use Bicon mini dental implants. Take note that there are even smaller implants available that can be used for mounting dentures, but Bicon is the Brighton Dental choice for individual tooth replacement. They’re short, well-made, designed sensibly and have lots of available surface area to allow for good bone integration.
Bicon dental implants are just 6 millimeters in length. That’s quite a lot shorter than what many dentists are using right now, yet they work better, involve less recuperation and even cost much less than longer implants. And there’s no nerve repositioning, bone grafting or other expensive and painful processes to go through. They will even fit into spaces where longer implants may not work at all.
Part Of A Biocompatible, Holistic Approach
At Brighton Dental, we believe in and strive to practice a holistic approach to dental health that takes the health of the whole body into account. We also prefer using biocompatible materials that work with your body and never against it. Today’s small implants fit into both approaches. And they look great and function like natural teeth. In fact, you’ll probably just forget about them most of the time.
There’s much more information about implants on our Dental Implants page. We’re also available to help you make smart cosmetic and restorative dental choices that will serve you well for decades. Why not contact us now?