Dental Implants in Scripps Ranch, San Diego
Are you missing one tooth, several teeth, or even an entire mouthful? In all of these cases, dental implants could be the perfect, permanent solution that helps you regain a full, healthy smile you can feel proud of. Here in Scripps Ranch, Dr. Greg Friedman recommends implants because they’re the only tooth replacement option that mimics the whole structure of your original tooth. This makes them much stronger, more confident, and longer-lasting. Better yet, our team can now offer both implant placement and restoration right here in-office! Contact Mod Squad Dental today to schedule a consultation.
So what exactly is a dental implant? They’re small “posts” that are designed to fit into your upper jaw or lower tissue, essentially serving as a new tooth root that will support the restoration and keep the natural tissue healthy. Once our team has determined that you’re a good candidate for implants, this will be the first stage of treatment. While many dentists have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this surgical placement, Dr. Friedman is able to simplify your treatment process and keep you comfortable by performing it right here in our San Diego practice.
Once the implant is placed, patients will usually need to undergo a period of healing, during which it will create a strong bond with your natural tissue. After this process is complete, it’ll be time to place a brand-new, lifelike restoration on top. Dr. Friedman has been working with the same trusted lab technician for over 12 years now, and together, we can provide you with high-quality, porcelain crowns that blend into your smile seamlessly.
If your tooth loss is more extensive, a custom implant-retained denture may be the better option for restoration. These appliances are designed to fit over a number of implants, giving patients a sturdy, cost-effective replacement that both feels and looks great. Plus, there’s no need for typical clips, brackets, or denture adhesives!
Successfully placing dental implants is a precise art, and one that must be performed as accurately as possible. Here at Mod Squad Dental, Dr. Friedman utilizes the latest in technology to ensure exceptional results: CT scanning. Instead of the traditional 2D X-ray, we can capture a detailed 3D image that disassembles into individual, informative cross sections. This is crucial in helping our team determine what size and type of implant is best to use, as well as whether or not there are any nerves or bone in the way.