Dental Implants in La Jolla
If you're grappling with the frustration of damaged or missing teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. At the practice of Richard Bialick, PhD, DDS, we provide high-quality dental implants and restorations with precision and expertise to restore your natural smile. We have been serving the La Jolla community with state-of-the-art dental procedures since 1987.
Our dentist and his highly trained staff always stay up to date with industry trends and developments to provide you with the highest quality treatments available. If you're looking for dental implant treatment in La Jolla or surrounding communities, contact us or stop by our office to schedule your appointment!
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What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root implanted into the jaw. It's usually made of titanium or titanium alloy, making it durable and long-lasting. Once we place your dental implant, it fuses with your jawbone to establish a stable structure that supports your permanent replacement teeth. Dental implants provide a secure base for a range of dental restorations to beautify and repair your smile.
We work with a specialist for placement, bone grafts, sinus lifts, and complex extractions. Our dentist will help design your treatment, create a wax up of your smile, which we send to the specialist at Spear Group Smile Design. We then work together with the specialist to determine the optimal implant placement, design, and restoration for your unique smile.
Quality Implant-Supported Restorations
Once your dental implant has fully fused with the jawbone, we provide quality dental implant restorations to freshen your smile. Here are the common restorations we offer:
Crowns to Replace a Single Missing Tooth: A dental implant crown can replace a single missing tooth anywhere in your smile, from incisors to molars. The crown is held in place by an abutment. We carefully craft your implant crown at a trusted dental lab to suit your smile.
Bridges to Restore Several Missing Teeth: We provide dental bridges to replace several missing teeth in a row and restore larger gaps in your smile. Dental implants serve as anchors to support the bridge of artificial replacement teeth.
Dentures to Create a Full Smile: If you are missing several teeth or a full arch, we may recommend partial or full dentures. We offer comfortable custom dentures that won't slip or fall out and are easy to care for.
All-On-4® Treatment for Complete Smile Makeover: We work with a trusted prosthodontist and surgeon for all-on-4 restorations. This treatment is ideal for patients looking for the most efficient support for their full dentures. With just four dental implants, you can achieve a complete smile makeover.
Our Dental Implant Process
At our practice, we offer quality dental implants for people looking to restore their smiles. We conduct a thorough exam using precise digital imagery from CT scans and x-rays, and consider several important factors before we begin the dental implant process. For example, if you are currently suffering from gum disease, our dentist will address it before proceeding with the dental implants. We ensure you have proper bone density to support your new implants with bone grafts and sinus lifts if required.
We'll also discuss your relevant medical history and the medications you currently use to help us create the safest and most efficient treatment plan. Once we determine you're a good candidate for dental implants, our dentist will send you to a trusted specialist who will place your implants. We'll work with the oral surgeon to map out where your implants should go to ensure the highest chance of long-term success.
Once the implants are placed, you'll undergo a resting period of a few months for your mouth to heal and the implants to bond fully with your jawbone. Once the healing period has ended, your dental implants will be able to support dental restorations such as dentures, crowns, and bridges. Our dentist will discuss the available restoration options with you and help you choose the right one to complete your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are among the best tooth replacement options for missing teeth. Here are some of the benefits you will experience when you get our La Jolla dental implants:
- Dental implants replace both the root and crown to restore your oral function and boost your smile's appeal.
- Dental implants are highly durable and can last a lifetime as they permanently fuse with the jawbone. Occasionally, you may have to replace your restorations after some time due to normal wear.
- Implants have the stability, look, and feel of natural teeth for aesthetically pleasing results.
- Implants promote bone health by stimulating the jawbone, which prevents bone degradation.
- They stabilize the remaining teeth and prevent them from shifting.
Taking Care of Your Dental Implants
Since dental implants are just like natural teeth, they don't require any special care or treatment. For implants to serve you for longer, floss and brush twice a day, keep a healthy diet, and schedule dental visits twice a year. Also, avoid damaging habits such as using your teeth to open bottles as they can damage your restorations.
Get Exceptional Dental Implants in La Jolla
Dental implants offer a broad array of benefits but take just a few months to complete. At the practice of Richard Bialick, Ph.D., DDS, we offer quality dental implant treatments to give you the functional bite and beautiful look you desire. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or revitalize your entire smile, our dentist will evaluate your needs and goals honestly to determine if dental implant treatment may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
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