Benefits of Dental Implants

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Benefits of Dental Implants

There are so many benefits of dental implants which is why it is no surprise they are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. When you have dental implants securely healed in your mouth, they only need to be brushed and cared for like you would with your natural teeth. They will be made to mimic and look just like your natural teeth so they will not stick out or make your smile uneven. Better yet, they give you back function to your mouth that may have been deficient for some time if you waited to fix the problem of missing teeth.

With over a 95% success rate, dental implant surgery is very safe and effective. Though, it is not uncommon for prospective patients to have questions or to wonder if they would make a good candidate for the procedure. 

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, how dental implant surgery is done, and if dental implants would work for you, please come in and see the San Marcos dental implant specialist at McBride Dental. For over three decades, Dr. McBride has been treating patients in the greater San Diego area with all of their dental needs including total oral restoration using dental implants. 

When is Bone Grafting Used for Dental Implant Surgery?

Bone Grafting Helps Patients Restore Their Smile with Dental ImplantsIn healthy adults that have robust and sound jawbone tissue, dental implant surgery is not as complicated as it will be for those that are lacking in adequate bone tissue. There is a reason that the jawbone is so important in relation to dental implants. It is the material that is used to fuse the implant to the mouth. If the tissue is insufficient, it will be unable to do this and as a result, the implant will fail.

The good news is that if you have issues with the density of your bone tissue but you would like dental implants to be the method you use to fix your missing teeth, then you may still be able to have to procedure done. Bone grafting is commonly done for patients in this exact situation.

Bone grafting restores and replaces inadequate bone tissue. With the addition of a bone graft fixing weak areas, other parts of the jawbone can start to rebuild and get stronger. Bone will actually grow around and over the graft and then create a compact and firm base to hold onto an implant.

Bone grafting material can come from many different sources including one’s body. It can also come from outside sources like animal bones, ceramic materials, or other human bone tissue.

Speak to a San Diego Dental Implant Specialist Today

If you are a patient that does not have enough stable bone tissue, you are not out of luck when it comes to using dental implants to replace missing teeth. Bone grafting may be the right approach to your specific situation. The material that will be used typically is determined by your doctor.

Come in and speak with Dr. McBride today to discuss your dental needs during a free consultation. Please call (760) 471-1003 to schedule yours.

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