Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the field of dentistry, and with good reason. One implant can support an artificial tooth; multiple implants can anchor a full dental arch. Dental implants are available at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego.
An implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted in the jaw of a patient, to replace a missing root. Implants are made of titanium, which is well-suited to fusing with the bone. In addition to providing a solid base for the artificial tooth, the implant helps to prevent bone recession.
An implant-supported tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth. When they are properly cared for, dental implants can last for twenty-five years or longer, and have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. These are among the reasons why dental implants have become the tooth replacement option of choice.
To find out whether dental implants are right for you, please call us at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Patients from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill come to our office for implants and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!