Is A Dental Implant Right For You?

Have you lost a tooth due to accident, injury, or illness? If so, a dental implant is a good option to replace missing teeth.

A dental implant is made of medical-grade titanium that is surgically implanted into your jawbone. A dental crown is placed on top of the implant, with the end result looking and feeling like a natural tooth. Dental implants are a more secure solution for replacing missing teeth than dentures. This is because they are fixed in place and can’t be removed, unlike dentures. And, since they are in place, there is less a chance of loosing them! Dental implants can also be more durable than dentures lasting years longer.

If you choose to have a dental implant, then dental surgery will be required. But, the doctors at Nash Dental Care, Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell, are highly trained in oral surgery and will work hard to ensure a smooth procedure. The entire process can take up to six months but the end result is well worth the time.

The first step in a dental implant procedure is to insert a titanium screw into the jawbone. Dr. Nash will then create a permanent bond between the implant and the jawbone. A temporary oral appliance will be worn while the jawbone and the implant heals in place. The healing process can take several weeks or months, depending on how quickly the jawbone bonds to the implant.

Once your mouth has healed, you will return to our Temecula dental practice for a custom crown to be placed on top of the dental implant post. The end result is a natural looking tooth and a beautiful smile you can share with family and friends in the Temecula valley!

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, call Nash Dental Care at 951-319-2180, best dentist in Temecula today. Our friendly staff will answer any questions and set up a consultation with the doctor.