August 16, 2017

If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, you’re not alone. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that more than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in either one or both jaws. This number doesn’t include people who are only missing one or two teeth, which is estimated at 178 million people or more. Missing teeth can make a person less confident, but it can also be painful or difficult to speak when teeth are missing. Dentures are one option to replace lost teeth, but we typically recommend dental implants in Pacific Beach, CA as part of a treatment plan to help you feel more self-assured no matter what you’re doing or eating.

The benefits of a dental implant restoration include:

  • Results that appear natural
  • The teeth do not shift or slip in the mouth
  • Bone tissue is preserved
  • No restrictions on food following an implant
  • Less risk of bone loss
  • Preserves the remaining teeth
  • The ability to speak confidently
  • A beautiful and comfortable smile
  • The implant lasts for the rest of your life

You should be encouraged to know that:

  • Currently, about 3 million people have implants and that figure increases each year
  • 15 million people have crown replacements and bridges to replace missing teeth
  • Scientific literature reports a dental implant success rate of 98 percent

Your dentist will use anesthesia while working on your teeth. The implant must be fused to the jawbone to become fully integrated into your mouth. It is eventually capped with a custom crown to appear more natural in your mouth. Drs. Brian Altrock and Christine Fabb provide comfortable dental care in a friendly environment. Make an appointment today with our office and learn more about dental implants in Pacific Beach, CA. Restore your smile with a comprehensive treatment plan that works for your lifestyle.



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