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Dental Implants in San Diego California

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for
people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. They fit, feel and function like natural teeth, that’s why dental implants are quickly becoming a new standard in tooth replacement.

Doctors use a medical-grade titanium implant fixture that over time actually fuses to the living bone cells of the jaw. This union forms a strong and durable anchor for your new teeth, meaning there’s no slippage
or other movement (which can sometimes happen with dentures).

Dental implants typically have three parts:

  1. The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
  2. The abutment: A permanent (but removable by your doctor) connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
  3. The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.

You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. If you need to restore a full arch, you may be a perfect candidate for the full mouth
treatment. Surgeons will place four implants and then attach a full arch of teeth.

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