We are pleased to announce that our office is open! • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. * All patients will be required to wear face coverings to enter the office. • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed. • Every patient will have their temperature taken upon entering the office. If above 100 degrees, we will ask you to reschedule your appointment for the safety of our staff and other patients. • We want you to call the office or text when you arrive for your dental appointment. We will then call you when your room is ready so you go straight back to the chair. For the time being, we will not have a “waiting room”. • Following your appointment, we will do a “virtual” checkout by calling you to take any payments and/or schedule any follow up appointments. • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That means that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. If you already have a scheduled appointment we may need to reschedule to a future date to be able to follow the new guidelines. We appreciate your patience as we all work through this pandemic and resume back to business. Sincerely Dr. Belnap, Dr. Jergense and staff,

Restoring Your Dental Implants

Are there gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth? Do you wish to restore your smile? Ask Dr. Belnap and Dr. Jergensen about dental implants in Rancho Peñasquitos and Ramona, CA. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by a specialist, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown or a dental bridge, is attached to the dental implant post by our dentists.

To receive a dental implant, a specialist will first surgically place the dental implant post into the socket of the missing tooth. When your jawbone heals, it will grow around the implant post. This anchors the post in your jaw, making it a permanent part of your smile. Your jaw will take about six to twelve weeks to heal. A connector post called an abutment is attached to the dental implant post. Our dentists will then take impressions of your teeth so that your dental restoration can be constructed. Once the dental restoration is complete, our dentists will check the fit. When the ideal fit is reached, our dentists will connect the dental restoration to the abutment.

We invite you to contact PQ Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.