Dental implants are titanium posts with a false tooth (crown) attached on top. A dental implant is embedded into the patient’s jawbone in order to create a durable, long-lasting replacement for missing teeth.
Once the implant post is in place, an individual crown, bridge, or denture can be cemented to the portion of the post which protrudes above the gum line. Dental implants offer the most stable, long-term solution to replace missing teeth.
During your dental implant consultation, we will examine your individual needs and will create a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan to ensure the best results for you.
Even the smallest details of tooth selection and placement are studied – size of various teeth, angle at which they are set, ratios of height to width, shade, color, and many other factors. In the end, all of these features come together to produce a remarkably natural-looking appearance.
Almost anyone is a prime candidate for dental implants. Whether you’ve lost a tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth, dental implants may be a perfect solution for you.
Obviously, each patient has specific needs. At Carlsbad Shores Family Dentistry, we thoroughly evaluate each candidate to determine the most appropriate plan of dental treatment.
We will assess your specific dental conditions and determine the treatment approach that would provide the best long-term functional and aesthetic result.
Implant dentistry candidates will need to have healthy gums and adequate bone in order to support the restoration.
A full evaluation by Dr. Hariri will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
For more information, schedule an appointment today.
Some things you must consider:
Dental implants are generally placed under local anesthesia. However, we do provide general anesthesia should you desire to be asleep during the procedure. Either way the surgery is totally comfortable and not painful. You can decide which type of anesthesia you wish to have as we guide you through the treatment plan.
Patients for dental implants must be non smokers, in general good health. Uncontrolled diabetics, patient with a collapsed bite, patients who take bone loss medications, patients with uncontrolled periodontal disease, or patients with healing complications are not a good candidates for successful implant treatment.
Patients who clench or grind their teeth may also not be ideal for the long term success of dental implants.
The location for the dental implant must be in ideal bone and a consultation and radiograph will be able to determine this as some patients may lack sufficient bone or the sinuses may impede implant placement.
Depending upon the location of the implant, you may need a temporary tooth to hold the space until proper healing can occur. We may also need to extract a hopeless tooth and place a bone graft before we can place an implant and these are additional treatments and costs which may be necessary.
Upon placing the implant, generally 3 months of healing time is required before we may place the titanium abutment and porcelain crown. We will be able to educate you on the quality of candidate you are upon your consultation and we look forward to meeting you!
Don’t be fooled by “too good to be true” dental implant offers.
Make sure you ask a lot of questions and understand the quality of the implant and crown you are receiving.
Here at Carlsbad Shores Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering only the highest quality titanium implants and zirconia crowns so you can be completely confident in your new smile.
Dental implants replace missing teeth with ones that look, feel, and perform like your own.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like the ability to smile, speak, and eat again with comfort and confidence, then dental implants are your answer.
Dental implants restore the natural function and aesthetics of your smile using tooth-like replacements embedded directly into the jawbone, creating a sturdy anchor for beautiful cosmetic restorations.
With implant dentistry, patients missing one, two, or several teeth no longer need to accept a lifetime of inconvenience and embarrassment.
Implant-supported bridges, crowns, and dentures provide the security and function of permanently placed teeth.
At Carlsbad Shores Family Dentistry we have been helping patients reshape smiles for many years.
Contact us now to schedule your dental implant consultation.
We invite you for a tour and a cup of coffee at our office.
We’d love to get to know you and we welcome you to receive your dental care in the cleanest, most modern, advanced, and comfortable dental office in North San Diego County.
Here at Carlsbad Shores Family Dentistry, you are our number one priority!
Dr. Hariri has been practicing dentistry using the latest in dental technology and advancements for over 15 years. Carlsbad Shores Dentistry is a state-of-the-art family dental practice founded by Dr. Hariri that incorporates all aspects of dentistry, so you don’t need to drive from office to office when you need specific treatment. He is extremely gentle and utilizes the best advancements in dentistry today. Dr. Hariri is a native of sunny San Diego and is a perfectionist, understanding the high level of care and attention to detail his San Diego patients expect. We welcome you to view our patient reviews and testimonials.
These are some of the highest technology and materials used by Dr. Hariri:
-Carestream Dental Digital Imaging radiographs and 3D CBCT
-Implant Direct titanium Implants and bone grafting material
-Crest Oral B
-Philips Zoom Whitening
-Invisalign and ClearCorrect
-Arrestin Periodontal Treatment
-Kulzer Venus Whitening
-CAO Dental Lasers