Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth when other methods are not adequate. The procedure involves replacing the root portion of a missing tooth with a dental implant, which then serves as the anchor for a new tooth.
Many times when patients are missing teeth a dental implant may be the treatment of choice. The adjacent teeth could be compromised and not able to support a long span bridge. Another reason for choosing an implant is to conserve tooth structure. Many times the adjacent teeth are perfect teeth and preparing them for a bridge is contra-indicated. Another added benefit of dental implants is bone preservation and maintaining the contour of the gum tissue. With little or no restorable teeth available, dental implants are a great alternative to removable dentures.
Dental implants are naturally stronger than other alternatives (bridges and dentures). In addition, the implants offer a long lasting solution to tooth loss. They may also be combined with other cosmetic dentistry procedures for maximum effect. Finally, studies show that implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry.
Dr. Fremont has been providing affordable and exceptional dentistry in Pacific Beach La Jolla Clairemont and San Diego for over 30 years.