Dental Implants San Juan Capistrano

At Mission Laser Dentistry in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Dr. Robert Faber DDS provides the latest in dental implants and restorative dental treatment. A dental implant is a remarkable way of replacing missing teeth with a comfortable, life-like alternative. When a patient is missing one or more teeth, dental implants are often the very best solution.

Diagnosis and Planning Dental Implants

The first step in the dental implants process for our San Juan Capistrano dental patients is a consultation with Dr. Faber DDS, during which all possible tooth replacement options will be discussed. To be a good candidate for dental implants, the dental patient must have sufficient bone in his or her jaw to support the implants. Once it is determined that the patient is a good candidate for dental implants, a consultation with one of our surgical colleagues follows.

Surgical Phase

A dental implant may only be placed in good healthy bone and in a mouth that is free from other dental disease. Once these conditions have been established, the implant is surgically placed. Little post-operative discomfort is expected. The implant is coated with a material that is bio-engineered to be well-received by the bone in the human body. It is this coating that allows for integration of the implant to occur over the ensuing 3-6 months-at which time the implant is ultimately restored with a crown, bridge or connected to a denture.

Restorative Phase

When the implant has integrated with the bone, the implant(s) can be restored by Dr. Faber. As noted, this is usually 3-6 months after the Implant was initially placed. Dental Implants Preferred Over Dentures and Bridges Many of Dr. Faber DDS's San Juan Capistrano area dental implant patients prefer permanent dental implants over traditional removable dentures for several reasons. Dental implants are nearly indistinguishable from a patient's natural teeth... While traditional dentures need to be removed nightly for cleaning, dental implants are a permanent tooth loss solution that generally require no additional maintenance outside of normal, good oral hygiene routine. Dental implants also allow patients to feel more comfortable while speaking and eating because dental implants are permanently affixed to the patient's jaw, making Implants much more secure than dentures.

Fixed bridges are also a nice solution for replacing missing teeth. They are permanently cemented and secure. They certainly can be life-like in appearance and function, but bridges have 2 main drawbacks-they require reduction/alteration of the teeth adjacent to those that are missing, and they require special effort to clean around them.

Get Started Today!

If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options, especially dental implants, contact our San Juan Capistrano office at 949-493-3376 to schedule your Dental Implant consultation with Dr. Robert Faber DDS and Mission Laser Dentistry today.