Dental Implants in Vista, CA
What Are Dental Implants
Dental Implants were developed some 30 years ago and are now an indispensable feature of modern dentistry. Implant technology has revolutionized how we replace missing teeth making it possible to dispense with dentures and removable “false teeth” by providing a method of securing a new tooth or set of teeth using a small titanium screw that is placed below the gum into the upper or lower jawbones. Titanium has a biocompatible property that allows it to fuse with bone and provide a secure anchor to support new teeth that in all respects feel and function like natural teeth. Missing teeth not only impede the biting and chewing process but can be unsightly and can also make the face appear older because the facial muscles do not receive the support provided by the root structure of the teeth. Dr. Yaron Miller of Vista Dental Care & Specialty Center is your top choice for dental implants in Vista, CA.
There are a number of reasons why you would consider getting dental implants at our Vista office:
You may consider dental implants if you’d like to:
- Replace a missing tooth or teeth without negatively impacting the surrounding teeth
- Dramatically improve and restore your natural smile
- Enhance or restore your facial tissues to give your face a different shape
- Restore any lost ability to chew, speak or digest
- Resolve any joint pain you may have or biting issues caused by shifting teeth
- Create a foundation to support a bridge or denture to make it more comfortable and secure
Replacing teeth with implants is a two-step process. First, the titanium implant is placed in the jawbone. Today, with the state of the art keyhole surgery techniques, patients experience minimal discomfort and the healing time has significantly reduced. Once the bone has grown around and bonded with the implant, it can support a crown, bridge, or over-denture. Depending on the patient’s needs, the second step involves the fitting of the required prosthesis. Several fittings may be required to complete the process and can take a few weeks to complete. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to the loss of teeth and can last a lifetime. Implants are available to virtually all healthy people including the elderly. One limitation is that patients must have sufficient amounts of bone to hold and support the implant but even where there is insufficient bone, it is often possible to graft additional bone where required.
How much do they cost?
The fee for tooth replacement depends on the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required. In some cases, there can be additional procedures that may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure that they last for the longest possible duration and remain in excellent health. Please call the Vista Dental Care and Specialty Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller or one of our other certified dental implants San Diego surgeons.
Who is a Candidate for dental implants?
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The amount of available bone is a key factor in determining candidacy for implantology. Please give us a call to consult with one of our top dental implants Vista surgeons.
Is old age a problem?
Health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted then you are a great candidate for receiving one or more dental implants to replace your teeth. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. Your Vista dental implant surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.
What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?
Improved appearance: When you lose the entire tooth – crown and root – shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Dental implants can halt this process, while dentures would not.
Preserve natural teeth: Dental bridges cause teeth adjacent to missing teeth to be ground down to be used as anchors for a dental bridge. Dental implants could eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
Permanent solution: Implants are stable and comfortable without the need for adjustments.
If you have anymore questions or concerns about dental implants, we invite you to contact Vista Dental Care and Specialty Center at (760) 630-5000.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
When you make us your Dentist in Vista, you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. This includes dental implants, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, and many other types of general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:
Sealants & Fluoride
Root Canal Therapy
Tooth Colored Fillings
Crowns & Bridges
We’re located at:
138 Civic Center Dr Ste 115
Vista, CA 92084