Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Dental Implants

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Dental Implants

Dental implants allow people to permanently replace missing teeth. Several people who suspect they could benefit from dental implants often have a number of questions about dental implants.

McBride Dental provides a full range of dental services for clients all over Southern California. Dr. Michael McBride has placed and restored over 5,000 implants. You can schedule your own dental implant appointment when you call 760-471-1003 today.

What are dental implants?

denture dentistA dental implant is a prosthesis that is used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. The implant post is a screw made of titanium placed in the jawbone while the replacement tooth fits on top of the implant post.

Who can get dental implants?

In most cases, any person who has enough bone to hold an implant is able to get a dental implant. In general, most people who can undergo routine oral surgery are eligible for dental implants. For many people, implants and replacement teeth can be placed on the same day.

How long do dental implants last?

Strong dental hygiene is required to make dental implants last as long as possible. The implants themselves can frequently last for the lifetime of the patient, but crowns or ceramic teeth may require replacement after 10 to 15 years. Again, strong dental hygiene generally extends the life of crowns and replacement teeth.

What is the difference between dental implants and dentures?

Dentures are removable, while dental implants are permanent posts surgically placed in a person’s jawbone. For many people, deciding between dentures and dental implants can be impacted by a number of factors. The cost of the procedures is certainly one consideration, but other important factors can include the number of teeth needing to be replaced and the age of the patient. Dr. Michael McBride can conduct a complete evaluation of your particular situation and help you determine which procedure would be of greatest benefit to you personally.

Can all teeth be replaced with dental implants?

Yes, people can receive full mouth dental implants.

What happens without dental implants?

When a person knows that he or she is likely to benefit from dental implants, delaying or avoiding the procedure can result in significant additional costs later on. Some people can be required to undergo costly additional dental work later on because of the effect that missing teeth can have on surrounding teeth. It is important for people to keep in mind that the positioning of multiple teeth can be impacted by the loss of a single tooth.

Get Dental Implants in California

Are you considering dental implants in Southern California? You will want to contact McBride Dental as soon as possible.

Dr. Michael McBride has over three decades of experience and is one of only three dentists in San Diego County who is Board Certified to place and restore all types of dental implants. Call 760-471-1003 or contact us online to schedule your appointment to have our office evaluate your dental implant needs.

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