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Dental Implants Escondido

Illustration of dental implantOur dental implant specialist, Dr. James Mahooti, has had years of experience and training in this state-of-the-art tooth replacement option. You won’t need to be referred to another practitioner. The entire procedure, from start to finish, can be completed with our team. Dental implants are an ideal option to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or anchor a denture on. With so many applications, there are numerous situations in which they’re appropriate. It acts as a natural root with a specially coated surface to attract bone cells, ensuring a seamless fit into your jaw.

The Step-By-Step Procedure

Receiving a dental implant takes place over two to three visits depending on your situation. If a tooth must be extracted or you need a bone graft, an extra appointment is required for that procedure. We can then proceed to the next step. The implant is placed into the jaw bone. About 2-4 months is usually required for healing time. Meanwhile, we can place a temporary restoration onto the implant so that you have a natural smile. After the healing period has passed, we can place your permanent restoration onto the implant. Your dental implant can be treated as a natural tooth, with regular cleanings at home and by our dental team. Though the tooth may not be real, the risk for periodontal disease still exists, making oral hygiene habits of utmost importance.

Keeping You Comfortable

If you have any concern about the procedure, we can start with nitrous oxide to help you feel better. We utilize conscious oral sedation for the placement of dental implants, which relieves any anxiety and has an amnesia effect so that you won’t remember the procedure.

Making Space for Your Implant

If you have a missing tooth, the bone will shrink away over time. As this process happens, your gums shrink toward the sinuses above your teeth. The result is that there isn’t enough length in the bone to place your implant, with the implant being longer than the space to place it in. We can then complete a sinus lift, moving the sinus up and placing a bone graft. After 3-4 months’ healing time, your implant can be placed.

Financial Information

Dental implants may be covered by your insurance. If not, we’ll be happy to discuss payment plans with you. Contact us today to find out more about dental implants Escondido!

Dental Implants Escondido | (760) 746-2559