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.