Dental Implants San Diego
Implant Dentistry of the Highest Standard
For patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth, dental implants at our San Diego dental practice may offer the ideal solution. Simply stated, dental implants are the most reliable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing method of replacing missing teeth currently available. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are permanently integrated in a patient’s jaw to support natural-looking replacement teeth. At Scripps Center for Dental Care in San Diego, we are proud to feature implant dentistry specialist, Dr. Evan S. Gold as our in-house implant dentist. He is extensively trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery, the placement and maintenance of dental implants, and anesthesiology, so our patients can feel confident in his abilities at every stage of their treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants at our La Jolla practice, contact Scripps Center for Dental Care to schedule an informational consultation.
The Dental Implant Placement Process
Video: Permanent, Durable Restorations
At the Scripps Center for Dental Care in La Jolla, we offer the most advanced techniques in tooth replacement, called dental implants, to improve and restore your smile. Dental implants are titanium tooth roots that are permanently integrated in a patient’s jaw to support natural-looking replacement teeth. Enlarge Video View All Videos
When patients come to Scripps Center for Dental Care in the La Jolla area of San Diego for dental implants, the first step is a consultation. During your meeting, we will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for implant dentistry and help you set realistic goals for your treatment.
Once it has been determined that dental implants are a good option for you, we will prepare your mouth to receive the titanium tooth roots. Once your gums and jaws have been prepared and are fully healed, you will return to our office for a second visit to have the titanium tooth roots for the dental implants secured into your jawbone. It takes roughly three to six months for your bone to fuse with the titanium, creating stable and dependable roots for your custom-crafted replacement teeth.
During your final visit with implant dentistry specialist, your beautiful, custom-crafted prosthetic teeth are attached to the titanium roots. Our patients who choose dental implants to replace missing teeth are often surprised by their renewed chewing and speaking abilities. They often discover that the restorations are so natural-looking that others can’t tell they have had work done!
"Teeth in a Day"™ from Nobel Biocare®
Video: Restore Missing Teeth in One Visit
“Teeth in a Day”™ system, available at our La Jolla, San Diego dental office, is a state-of-the-art technology that allows our dentists to complete the implantation process in the same day. If you live in San Diego area and are interested in learning more about dental implants, contact the Scripps Center for Dental Care to schedule a consultation. Enlarge Video View All Videos
Dr. John F. Weston and the Scripps Center for Dental Care team are proud to offer the innovative “Teeth in a Day”™ system from Nobel Biocare®. With this state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Weston can complete the implantation process in one minimally invasive session which is virtually painless for the patient. The traditional placement process typically takes three visits. Now, our patients can have a stunning smile in the same day! If you would like to learn more about the amazing “Teeth in a Day”™ process from Nobel Biocare®, please contact our La Jolla implant dentistry specialists today.
Implant Dentistry and Your Comfort
At Scripps Center for Dental Care, we understand that dental anxiety prevents many patients from seeking the treatments they need to achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. To help our patients relax during their procedures, we offer a number of safe anesthesia options, including IV sedation, local and general anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and oral conscious sedation. With sedation dentistry, the patient simply swallows a small pill and then relaxes for the duration of his or her time in the treatment chair. This allows even the most complex procedures, including dental implant placement, to be completed more quickly and easily.
Learn More about Dental Implants
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, please contact our La Jolla cosmetic dentistry practice today. We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have and schedule an appointment for you.