If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA can give you a replacement that not only looks like a natural tooth, but functions like one, too.
It’s the sort of incredible result we have come to expect from dental implants, and a reason why they are considered the best replacement option for lost teeth. Implants are one of the most important developments in the history of dentistry.
For single-tooth replacement, a complete dental implant consists of three parts. One is the implant itself, a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Second is a connecting piece called an abutment. Finally, the artificial tooth, or crown, connects to the abutment.
Once the procedure is complete you are left with normal biting and chewing power. What makes this possible is a process called osseointegration. That describes how the implant actually fuses with the bone to replace the missing tooth root, and becomes a part of your body.
Other replacement options, such as a dental bridge, are adequate enough. One of the things that makes implants so incredible, however, is their success rate: it’s greater than ninety percent!