Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Personalized Dental Implants Treatment in Santee

Tooth loss is not only an aesthetic issue. It also makes chewing and speaking difficult and puts your remaining teeth at risk. Regardless of the cause, you don't have to live with the unpleasant consequences of missing teeth. Santee Dental Care offers quality dental implants to permanently replace missing teeth and restore your healthy smile.

We take pride in our skilled team and modern dental technologies that provide efficiency and reliable results. Whether you have lost one, several, or all of your teeth, our dental implant solutions are customized to fit your needs and protect your oral health in the long term. Contact us today to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment!


What Are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?

Dental implants are a highly effective and reliable tooth replacement solution. They consist of metal posts that are surgically placed into your jaw and fuse permanently with the jawbone to form the roots of missing teeth. The implants provide a stable foundation for artificial teeth, which connect to them via abutments.

Dental implants are highly versatile and can support a variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. They are also the only tooth replacement option that replaces the whole tooth, offering the stability and appearance of natural teeth.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Any adult with one or more missing teeth is likely a candidate for dental implants. However, you need to meet specific requirements for your procedure to be successful long-term. First, you must have good oral health to form a healthy foundation for your implants and reduce the risk of implant failure down the line. If you have issues like gum disease, we'll discuss treating the situation before planning your dental implant procedure.

Since dental implants rely on your jaw for stability, you'll require a sufficiently strong jawbone to support the implants. If your jawbone is weak or thin, you can undergo pretreatments like a bone graft or sinus lift to boost bone density and volume. Bone grafts and sinus lifts are surgical procedures that add bone to the inadequate areas of your jawbone. They involve transplanting a small amount of healthy donor or synthetic bone tissue to the affected area to facilitate bone regeneration.

Our Dental Implant Services

Our dental implant solutions focus on renewing your smile while protecting your oral health. We place and restore dental implants and perform pretreatments like bone grafts and sinus lifts to promote a successful implant procedure. Whenever necessary, we also offer tooth extraction services.

All our treatments start with an in-depth evaluation to understand your smile needs, determine whether an implant procedure is appropriate for you, and plan your treatment. To improve the accuracy and success of the process, we use CBCT scans when planning your treatment for the best results.

We work with an oral surgeon who visits our office to perform the dental implant placement procedure. IV sedation is available to help you stay comfortable during placement. Once your jaw heals and the implants are firmly in place, we complete your treatment with dental implant restorations customized to your unique smile.

Your Dental Implant Restoration Options

The type of dental implant restoration you choose depends on your smile needs, including the number of teeth you want to replace. Our team will take you through the available options and help you get the restoration that best fits your smile. You can choose implant-supported restorations like:

Single Implant Crowns: Implant-supported dental crowns are ideal for replacing a single missing tooth or individual missing teeth. We perform lots of these procedures and use safe, tooth-colored restorations for the best results.

Fixed Bridges: We recommend implant-supported bridges to patients who have several missing teeth in a row. They consist of prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, suspended between a pair of crowns attached to a dental implant at each end. You can replace up to four missing teeth with a single bridge.

Implant-Supported Dentures: Dentures replace a large group of missing teeth or even an entire smile. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported options are fixed in place, making them more stable. We can provide both full dentures for the entire arch and partial dentures that fit around your healthy remaining teeth.

All-on-4® Implant Dentures: All-On-4 dental implant solutions use four carefully placed implants to support a full arch of missing teeth. The treatment saves time and reduces the number of procedures you must undergo compared to replacing individual teeth with single implants. Our dentist will discuss the details of this treatment and whether you qualify.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are among the most beneficial solutions you can get for missing teeth. Besides restoring your bite function and improving your smile, dental implants offer advantages such as:

  • They look and function like real teeth, giving you aesthetically appealing result.
  • Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, which prevents bone degradation and subsequent bone loss.
  • Implants prevent remaining teeth from shifting by providing support to adjacent teeth.
  • You can maintain your facial structure and youthful appearance when you replace your missing teeth with dental implants.
  • Dental implants are permanent and can last a lifetime with proper care.
  • Since they don't require special care, you can brush and floss your dental implants just like your natural teeth.
  • Dental implants can easily withstand the daily pressure of biting and chewing.

Revitalize Your Smile With Santee Dental Implants

Tooth loss doesn't have to be permanent. At Santee Dental Care, you can regain your smile and enjoy optimal oral health again with our quality dental implant solutions. We personalize our treatments to fit your specific needs and ensure you enjoy a positive experience before, during, and after your treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


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