Creating Flawless Smiles with Implant Restoration Since 1984
Dental implants are optimal as a long-term solution to restore your smile, if you are missing one or more teeth. Advancements in dental technology allow our dental care team to streamline the implant restoration process. We want our practice to provide the best quality dental care possible using the latest advancements available to us. At Sunset Cliffs Dental, our patients benefit from our personalized care when it comes to their dental needs. We aim for minimum discomfort and hassle when it comes to the dental procedures we provide.
Implant restoration involves a replacement tooth or teeth to create a seamless smile. By fusing with the jawbone, a dental implant protects the bone density to prevent a “shrunken” smile that may be associated with dentures. In previous years, if patients were missing teeth, the only option was being fit for dentures. While dentures remain a dental option, they can be difficult to care for and uncomfortable when eating, talking, or laughing.
Our dentist will discuss your options with you to decide what course of dental treatment is best. Before receiving a dental implant, Dr. McMahan and Dr. Hilliard make sure you are a good candidate to receive one. It is important that your surrounding, teeth, and gums can support your replacement tooth. With proper care, dental implants can last for years.
Dental Bridges and Other Tooth Replacement Options
Sunset Cliffs Dental also offers dental bridges and caps/crowns as alternative tooth replacement options. They can last or last longer than implants, and can be more affordable as well as often look and function beautifully!
A bridge helps fill the gaps of missing teeth. When a patient is missing a tooth, this may cause an imbalance that can lead to dental concerns such as gum disease and TMJ. As an dental restoration option, a bridge is cemented to natural teeth or other implants around the gap. It not only helps with appearance, but with dental health as well.
A crown caps a damaged tooth to improve its appearance or alignment. We match crowns to the color of your natural teeth. A crown might be recommended if you need a large filling when not enough tooth remains. Crowns also can:
- restore a fractured tooth
- cover a poorly shaped or discolored tooth
- attach a bridge
- protect a tooth that has had a root canal
The staff at Sunset Cliffs Dental likes to see their patients smile! To discuss your complete options, schedule a diagnostic appointment with our office to see what dental treatment options are best for you. We are pleased to offer a variety of implant restoration services to our San Diego patients.