The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to San Diego people who are missing teeth are dental implants.
A dental implant is a metal (ideally titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. Dental crowns and supporting structures are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, most San Diego implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.
Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good San Diego candidate for dental implant surgery?
Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. Marcos Ortega can determine if you do.
Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for San Diego area people of all ages. Dr. Ortega provides comprehensive dental care for all your cosmetic dentistry needs.
There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health issues with Dr. Ortega during your implant consultation. If you are nervous about having intensive dental work done, please ask us about sedation dentistry.
Marcos Ortega DDS is located at 306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25 in San Diego. Call 619-717-8459 to schedule an implant consultation.