The loss of even one tooth can impact an individual’s ability to eat and speak with comfort. Dental implants are a unique restoration that replaces your lost tooth root with a titanium implant. There are many oral health benefits associated with this treatment, and the implants are designed to last for a lifetime.
Our Escondido dental practice partners with a group of talented maxillofacial oral surgeons who hold dual degrees in dentistry and medicine. Once your implant has fully healed, one of our doctors can will place a custom dental crown over your titanium post.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide superior stability for your crown, bridge, or denture. Traditional restorations are supported by nearby teeth or the surface of gums. Removable dentures are particularly prone to wobbling or slipping. If you desire a secure replacement for lost teeth, dental implants can restore natural chewing function. Unlike traditional prosthetics, dental implants are anchored directly to the jawbone.
Other benefits of dental implants include:
- Prevention of jawbone atrophy: Tooth roots stimulate jawbone growth, and maintains surrounding bone. This is why tooth loss in older individuals eventually leads to jawbone atrophy and sunken-in cheeks. Dental implants prevent loss of jawbone density and preserve bone health.
- A long-term solution to tooth loss: Titanium implants do not degrade or get cavities. Once the post integrates with your surrounding bone tissue, it will effectively become part of your jaw. With regular dental visits and good oral hygiene habits, your dental implants can last for the rest of your life. If your dental crown or prosthetic does need to be replaced, one of our doctors can handle that straightforward procedure at our dental practice.
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How Does the Treatment Work?
Lifetime Smiles is proud to offer the skill and experience of two of Escondido’s best dentists, Dr. Christo Mallakis and Dr. Rabee McDonald. To schedule your consultation for dental implants, please contact our office online or call (760) 747-1811