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Dental Implants

Lasting Dental Implants in Carlsbad

A missing tooth can be an embarrassing thing and cause you to hide your smile from the world. Whether you’ve experienced damage or decay, our proven implant dentistry services can restore your smile’s aesthetic while improving dental health.

At La Costa Dental Excellence, placing dental implants is a common procedure in our dental practice and is very popular among many of our patients. We provide high-quality, beautifully crafted dental implants with a variety of restorations. Our selection allows you to smile with confidence.

Ready to get your smile back? Call La Costa Dental Excellence today!

Missing Teeth: Far More Than a Cosmetic Concern

Missing teeth present greater complications to your dental health than you realize. Our mouths are incredibly complex and depend on teeth for stability and protection from harmful conditions:

  • Gum Disease:Your teeth protect your gums from harmful bacteria buildup. The space created by a missing tooth allows harmful bacteria to gather and cause gum disease
  • Dental Shifting:The loss of teeth can cause dental shifting, where your remaining teeth shift and move. Dental shifting can cause problems with your bite, accelerating tooth wear and destruction
  • Bone Deterioration:Without stimulation from teeth, your jawbone can weaken and even deteriorate

How Can Implant Dentistry Help Me?

If you are missing one or more teeth or at risk of losing a tooth from dental trauma or decay, a dental implant may be the ideal method to restore form and function to your smile.

There’s a reason implant dentistry is so popular: A tooth implant is made to work exactly like your original tooth root and acts as an anchor for a dental restoration.

If dental implants are the right choice for you, the tooth implant is gently placed into your bone. When the implant is healed into the bone, we then place your dental restoration on the implant to finish the process and give you an outstanding result you can truly smile about.

One-Stop Quality Dental Implants

Our patients throughout the Carlsbad and San Marcos area love that they can receive the entire dental implant procedure at La Costa Dental Excellence. Don’t go another day with an incomplete smile. Contact us to schedule an appointment now.

Benefits of Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are one of the most popular and permanent means of restoring your smile by replacing lost teeth. Attached comfortably and firmly to your jaw, implants look and function just like your natural teeth, providing a new, restored smile, as well as, all the health benefits that come from a full set of teeth.

They also come with peace of mind for a long-term fix to missing teeth. Implants, with proper care, can last a lifetime and won’t get misplaced or lost like traditional dentures. Just more reasons to smile with dental implants!

Restoring Dental Health

Dental implants can improve your oral health and allow you to maintain your regular home dental care routine. They are the solution to many oral health issues:

  • Missing teeth
  • Teeth that are badly chipped
  • Teeth that have been extracted
  • Broken teeth needing to be replaced

Replace your broken and missing teeth with a sturdy, natural-looking dental implant and experience restored bite function.

Missing Teeth And Bone Loss

The work that our teeth put into making our lives easier can’t be understated. They are a big part of our day to day activities like chewing and speaking, but our teeth are also needed for maintenance which include keeping our jaws healthy. If you are missing one or more teeth, you are putting yourself at risk of losing up to 30% of your jawbone density!

Strong and Stable Foundation

A missing tooth can often cause pain and make eating your favorite foods very difficult. Many tooth replacements fill in for the tooth, but they don’t have a permanent base to support biting into hard foods.

Its strong titanium and position in the jaw help it withstand the normal pressures of eating.

A Wide Selection Of Dental Implant Options

With our team of dental professionals’ access to some of the most advanced dental technology available, La Costa Dental Excellence can provide you with impressive varieties of dental implants—crowns, dental bridges, and implant-supported dentures. With so many options available, you can take full advantage of their benefits.

A truly personalized treatment plan can be yours. Now that’s something worth smiling for!

Beautiful Full Mouth Restoration

Your smile is often the first thing people notice when you walk into a room. If you’ve dreamed of having a stunning, head-turning smile, our fantastic implant dentistry services can make your dreams come true. Each of our dental implants is crafted with top-tier materials such as titanium and stain-resistant porcelain, ensuring that the aesthetics of your restored smile aren’t just stunning but long-lasting.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

If your smile is incomplete by one or more missing teeth, you are already a great candidate for dental implants. After all, dental implants provide all the benefits of natural teeth! Having proper bone density, healthy soft tissue (such as gums), and not using tobacco products are also keys to success when restoring your smile with dental implants.

Convenient Care

The right dental implant treatment has a lot to do with the right dentist. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we practice comprehensive and compassionate dental care to support each patient during every step of their treatment. We’ll answer all your questions along the way and help you choose the best implant restoration for your situation. We want you to feel comfortable every time you’re in our office.

How Does the Dental Implant Process Work?

Preparation for the Procedure

  • Consultation:The beginning step for our implant dentistry procedure is a consultation. We will discuss your oral health goals and treatments to meet those goals
  • Exam:A dental exam helps identify areas of concern. Digital imaging and x-rays assess your dental and jawbone health
  • Treatment Plan:We’ll create a personalized, treatment plan to restore your smile. We’ll discuss treatment cost, timeline, and expectations

Bone Graft and Prep Work

The alveolar bone is the section of the jaw that anchors the teeth. Without stimulation from teeth, this bone can deteriorate. If so, a bone graft may be required to rebuild your jawbone to support the dental implant.

It may also be necessary to remove damaged teeth before replacing them with a dental implant. Depending on your case, these procedures will take place in separate appointments from implant placement.

Placing the Dental Implant

A dental implant is made of three parts; the implant, the abutment, and the crown. Placing the dental implant requires minor surgery where we place a titanium post comfortably but firmly into the jaw. This post acts as the base or root of your new tooth. We will use the appropriate anesthesia for this step as discussed during your consultation.

Once placed, you now have a secure foundation for your new smile.

Dental Implants And The Healing Process

Here at La Costa Dental Excellence, we want to provide top quality care which includes your comfort. That’s why we work with your schedule after each implant placement, allowing you proper time to recover and giving the dental implant time to become secure, both providing a foundation to a healthier smile.

Dedication to thorough dental care and your comfort is what sets our office apart from the competition.

Placing the Abutment

This step occurs after you’ve had time to heal and the initial dental implant has joined with your jaw through osseointegration. An abutment is a connecting section between the post and artificial tooth. This connecting piece sits directly on top of the implant, above the gum line. The abutment is custom made to your mouth and implant, ensuring we achieve the most ideal outcome to support the crown.

Crafting Top Tier Crowns

The crown is the final piece of the dental implant, shaped to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth. Made from quality materials like bioceramics, it will look and feel like your natural tooth again.

Placing the Crown

After your gums have healed, the final step is placing the artificial tooth—or dental crown. After being created as described above, your natural-looking crown will be placed on top of your implant and abutment to complete the restoration of your smile.

That’s right! Once the implant is complete you’ll gain all the cosmetic and health benefits of a natural tooth.

Personalize Your Care With These Dental Implant Considerations

At our practice, we take great pride in giving every patient a truly personalized treatment plan. To meet your specific dental health needs and help you reach your oral health goals, we have a variety of dental implant options that you may want to consider before scheduling your consultation.

For more information on any topic below, feel encouraged to contact our office by phone, email, or online.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept for Full Smile Restoration

If you are missing the majority of your teeth or have extensive damage due to dental trauma or tooth decay, the All-On-4® treatment concept may be the solution. With as few as 4 carefully placed dental implants, you can restore both your full smile and your oral health.

Secure Your Smile With A Fixed Implant

A fixed dental implant is the permanent solution to tooth loss that many are looking for. Once the crown is placed, you will never have to worry about your dental implant—instead simply treat it like your natural teeth. A truly secure means to restore your smile!

Benefits of Removable Implant Supported Denture

Traditional dentures or false teeth can be uncomfortable and messy, requiring pastes to hold them in place. However, dental implants offer removable denture options, providing all the best parts of implant dentures and traditional dentures!

Common Dental Implant Concerns

There are a lot of things to consider when looking into dental implants, from price to placement technique. There may be some concerns you haven’t thought of. If you have any further questions, we are ready to answer them. Feel free to contact us any time.

By giving each patient a truly personalized treatment plan to meet their individual dental health goals, the price varies from patient to patient. Your treatment plan will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation, including cost, insurance coverage, and payment options. The final result will be a full new smile you can’t wait to share with the world.

Now that is a really great deal for you or your loved ones!

Placing a dental implant requires minor surgery which can leave the area sore or tender afterward. Thankfully, La Costa Dental Excellence has both the techniques and technology to make the process comfortable. We even provide sedation dentistry to help patients suffering from dental anxiety.

Learn more about our sedation dentistry options and how they can make your dental treatment a more pleasant experience.

One of the reasons implant dentistry is such a popular treatment is longevity. Dental implant restorations can last years with proper care such as brushing and flossing! The dental crowns are made from top-tier materials like stain-resistant porcelain, allowing them to last 10–15 years, and the dental implants themselves last an average of 25+ years!

Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, or you need to replace every tooth, you are a great candidate for implant dentistry. Consider dental implants if any of these conditions apply:

  • You are missing one or more teeth.
  • You want natural-feeling tooth replacements.
  • You have teeth damaged by trauma, gum disease, or tooth decay.
  • You prefer a more stable alternative to traditional dentures or false teeth.

A dental exam will show if you need any of these preparations before your implant dentistry treatment:

  • Medication Review: You should avoid some medications for up to five days before any oral surgery. Never discontinue medications without consulting your doctor first!
  • Antibiotics: Your gums need to be healthy. We may prescribe antibiotics to treat any infection first.
  • Bone Graft: If your jawbone isn’t healthy enough for implants, you may need a bone graft before implant placement.

Dental implants do not require any special maintenance after being placed—you can brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth, making them an ideal, hassle-free solution to tooth loss.

Any additional care that would be required with implant dentistry would be in preparing for surgery (see above) or helping your mouth heal afterward. We can provide specific instructions at your various implant appointments.

While rare, some dental implants won’t perform as intended, meaning “implant failure.” Perhaps the most common reason the dental implant fails is poor osseointegration. Your oral and systemic health are key in how well the implant will integrate.

However preventative methods like bone grafts or gum treatments can be used to ensure your dental implants are secured and a great success!

Schedule Your Implant Dentistry Consultation Today

Call our Carlsbad office today to learn more about how our dental implants can improve your dental health and give you a beautiful new look! You can also schedule a tooth implant consultation by texting us or using the form on this page.

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