If you have lost any or all of your adult teeth you can now restore your smile in a way that not only gives you a natural look, it also protects the health of your jaw. As an expert in dental implant procedures, Florencio Burquez DDS, can tell you if dental implants are the best way to restore your dental health. People living in the Chula Vista, California area trust Dr. Burquez to take care of all their dental health needs. Call Dr. Burquez or book your appointment online today.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that become permanent replacements for lost teeth. A dental implant has a titanium post which is implanted into the jaw and acts like a natural tooth root, both supporting the false tooth above the gum line and providing stimulation to the jawbone, promoting bone health and density.
Dental implants provide a variety of benefits including:
Dental implants procedures involve a series of appointments, but the exact number depends on your overall dental health when you start the process.
The first step is to ensure that your jaw is healthy and strong enough to support the post or posts. If there is not bone to support an implant, Dr. Burquez can perform a bone graft to strengthen your jaw, if this is necessary, you will need to wait a few weeks before Dr. Burquez can place your posts.
If your jaw is strong enough, Dr. Burquez will insert the titanium posts to start the implantation process. Your jaw will typically need a few weeks to heal and for the implants to bond with the bone to create a stable foundation for the abutment and crown to come.
The abutment is placed at your next appointment and holds the crown or prosthetic tooth snugly against the post.
Dr. Burquez will take an impression of the area so that a crown can be custom made to fit into the gap and match the neighboring teeth.
He will fit a temporary crown for you to wear until your permanent prosthetic tooth or teeth are ready.
Dr. Burquez can replace one or all your teeth with dental implants. Implants are versatile and custom made to provide each patient with a natural smile regardless of the number of teeth being replaced.
Dental implants are very easy to take care of. Just like natural teeth, you will need to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once. Even though dental implants are not susceptible to decay, it is still critical to get dental checkups every six months. Dr. Burquez will check the health of your gums and jaw, making sure that your implants and your natural teeth are in good condition.