Many adults may require a tooth extraction in San Diego, CA due to tooth decay or gum disease and will need to explore tooth replacement options. Drs. Huamán and Flores may recommend a single dental implant, an implant supported dental bridge, or implant supported dentures, depending upon whether they need to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Replacing a Single Tooth with Dental Implants
Replacing a single missing tooth can be accomplished with the appropriate placement of a single dental implant. The post of the implant is designed to mimic the root of the tooth and the implant crown looks just like your natural tooth. Dental implants restore function and esthetics to your smile while stimulating the jaw bone to maintain a healthy supportive state.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth
Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth. In this procedure, a single implant can be placed at each site where a tooth is missing. Alternatively, a dental bridge can replace multiple missing teeth. A three unit bridge can replace three consecutive missing teeth when anchored by dental implants. If a patient is in need of full replacement, an implant supported denture can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth.
If you have severe periodontal disease or a badly decayed tooth and need a tooth extraction in San Diego, CA for a dental implant, set up a consultation with Drs. Huamán and Flores today. We can also provide more information about the benefits of dental implants,