Permanent Dentures and Dental Bridges
Having a missing tooth or missing teeth can be awkward and embarrassing, sometimes even preventing you from laughing and smiling. Your health may also be compromised if you can’t chew and eat productively. If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, Dr. Dankworth will partner with you to determine the best tooth replacement option for your situation. There are several options but a single tooth replacement using a dental implant is a great choice for a missing tooth in San Marcos CA.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Having missing teeth can be an embarrassment as well as a burden. Missing teeth can make you reluctant to smile and eating can be difficult. If you have missing teeth, there are several tooth replacement options you can choose from. One of the most common ways to replace missing teeth is with a dental bridge that connects your natural remaining teeth with a composite dental crown.
Dental Bridge Teeth Replacement
A dental bridge can be used for missing teeth instead of traditional dentures. There are several benefits to using an implant supported dental bridge as a tooth replacement.
“Even though my appointment was 2-2.5 hours for my implants, Dr. Steve was precise, cheerful, professional, and caring. His integrity surpasses any I have known in the dental field. I trust him immensely!”
– Michelle P.
How Does an Implant Supported Dental Bridge Work?
Dr. Dankworth in Encinitas and San Marcos CA will place the implants for missing teeth below the gumline into your jawbone. After 3-6 months of healing, abutments are attached.
The multiple tooth replacement abutments function to hold the dental bridge firmly in place. Once the dental bridge is in place, those teeth will replace your missing teeth and perform and look just like you were born with them! Even more beneficial to you, this dental bridge causes no disturbance to your healthy teeth and may actually stimulate regeneration to repair any bone loss in your jaw that may have occurred as a result of having missing teeth.
We make this dental bridge right in our office in Encinitas and San Marcos CA with some of the best dental technology available, so you can know we are meticulous about the quality of your care. We take a personal interest in you and your smile.
If you have missing teeth and are considering a dental bridge as a multiple tooth replacement, our friendly, professional staff at La Costa Dental Excellence, can help you realize the instantaneous benefits this missing teeth treatment can bring – the joy of a dazzling, healthy smile.
The idea behind the dental implant is to replace a single, multiple or entire arch of missing teeth. During the initial appointment with us, you will have the anchor placed in the gum tissue, and may, in some cases have a temporary prosthetic arch bridge constructed.
Once the full arch replacement is completed, there will be a minimum of four different dental implants that will serve as the anchor. Once the dental implants have fused with the jawbone, Drs. Dankworth will place the implant supported dentures. Sometimes this entire permanent dentures procedure may take more than one appointment to complete the process.
Permament Dentures Replace False Teeth
Even if you have been wearing false teeth for years or even decades, or you have had a significant amount of bone loss in the jaw, you may qualify for more permanent dentures: implant supported dentures. We take care to make the dental implants process as comfortable and painless as possible for you.
Full Arch Replacement
Years ago, if you had missing teeth and needed a full arch replacement, your only option was false teeth, or dentures. Of course, while having false teeth was much better than having no teeth at all, these types of false teeth dentures had several drawbacks. These false teeth dentures definitely came nowhere near the comfort that can be provided by a much newer procedure: dental implants, which assist implant supported dentures and permanent dentures. Unlike the false teeth of the past, which could slip or fit improperly and hurt, these implant supported dentures look and feel just like natural teeth.
At La Costa Dental Excellence in Encinitas and San Marcos CA, Dr. Stephen Dankworth and Dr. Kimberly Corrigan-Dankworth can partner with you about what dental implants treatment you prefer. You can discuss the option of getting dental implants to provide a full arch replacement and be permanent dentures. The dental implants in Encinitas and San Marcos CA will provide a type of permanent dentures anchor for longer bridges and then will fill in the whole area of missing teeth.
Permanent Denture Implant Process
- Before the tooth replacement with a dental implant | Dr. Dankworth in Encinitas and San Marcos CA examines your particular needs, taking one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the dental implant.
- Installing the dental implant | The dental implant to replace the missing tooth is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is placed, which allows you eat naturally almost instantaneously and compensate for the missing tooth. The tooth replacement using a dental implant in Encinitas and San Marcos CA will need a few months to fuse with the jawbone before the next phase proceeds.
- Attaching the new dental crown | The final step to replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant in San Marcos CA is inserting the permanent ceramic tooth. This new porcelain crown is installed for life and will serve as a permanent tooth replacement for the missing tooth. No additional procedures in Encinitas and San Marcos CA are required.
- The final result | You should expect your tooth replacement with a dental implant in Encinitas and San Marcos CA to function just like a normal tooth! Your regular oral health care regimen is the same as always. And your missing tooth and smile is restored – you can chew, eat, laugh and smile just like you always dreamed you could.
Get Permanent Dentures and Bridges in Carlsbad CA
If you have a missing tooth, give the doctors at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad a call today about having a tooth replacement with a dental implant! We can help fill in your missing tooth and restore your beautiful smile if you are near Encinitas or San Marcos, CA!