Dental Implants in San Diego, CA
If you’re in the San Diego area and are looking for an exceptional dentist that also places dental implants, then Dentistry Collective is here for you.
We pride ourselves on being a comprehensive dental office that offers services like cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, dental crowns, root canals, surgical extractions with bone grafting, and dental implants. The Dentistry Collective can meet your dental implant needs.
What Are Dental Implants & How Do Dental Implants Work?
If you’re not familiar with dental implants and how they work, they’re essentially titanium replacement roots for teeth. They provide a foundation that’s durable for removable or fixed permanent replacement teeth that have been custom designed to match your natural teeth.
All of the planning and designing of the dental implants and their restorations are done in-office and designed by Dr. Garofolo and his team.
Dental Implant Options:
When it comes to dental implants, there are a few different treatment options based on your unique dental situation.
Dental implants can be placed to restore the edentulous areas of a single tooth. You can use one implant per tooth that is missing to restore your bite to a normal functioning and aesthetically pleasing form. One advantage of replacing a single tooth with an implant is to avoid having to destroy healthy tooth structure from the neighboring tooth for a tooth-supported bridge.
Implant bridges are replacement options for a gap of three or more teeth. These need to be supported by a minimum of two implants, one to support each end of the bridge. Larger bridges may need additional implants for stability.
Implants for Overdentures
An overdenture implant system is when a denture has a direct connection to dental implants. This system is typically used for lower dentures and requires a minimum of two implants. The denture itself essentially “snaps” into place and can be easily removed for cleaning.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
If you need full dentures, the All-On-4 dental implant system is a very successful and predictable procedure to replace an entire arch of teeth. This procedure uses a minimum of four dental implants to support a full arch.
This is a “fixed” option as the dentures are fastened directly to the implants with screws and DO NOT come in and out of the mouth. This eliminates the need to remove your dentures on a regular basis. The All-On-4 option works for both upper and lower dentures.
What Is the Cost of Dental Implants In San Diego?
Typically, dental implant costs will not be covered by dental insurance. That being said, depending on the dental insurance plan you have and the cause of your tooth loss, your insurance company might cover part or all of the associated costs.
More detailed questions regarding your specific needs and how they relate to insurance can be discussed at your free initial consultation and with your insurance provider. If you’re searching for “affordable implants near me” in the San Diego area, look no further because the Dentistry Collective both places and then restores the dental implants with an accurate complete digital workflow that very few dentists in San Diego are performing.
The Benefits of Implant Dentistry
If you want to avoid the appearance of a missing tooth or teeth, or you are having problems eating due to tooth loss, a dental implant is a great treatment option. Implants help you replace your natural tooth and reduce the amount of bone loss at the same time.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they are a permanent solution and once integrated into the jaw bones, they last a lifetime with proper care. Implants also allow you to replace teeth without having to destroy healthy teeth as you would with a traditional bridge which uses neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants allow you to clean around your teeth naturally and reduce the amount of “food traps” that traditional dental bridges cause. This overall greatly reduces the amount of bacteria that can buildup around the gums and dental tissues.
Because dental implants feel and look like natural teeth, your appearance will be improved If you use dental implants to support dentures, it will create a lot more stability. This allows for better functioning when chewing and the ability to have a more nutritious diet. It also improves speaking and confidence while smiling. They’re also more comfortable than dentures because they require no additional adhesives to hold them in place.
Why Choose The Dentistry Collective
At the Dentistry Collective, we put your oral health first. We offer the latest technology to make sure your implants are right the first time. Our CAD and CT surgical guidance system allows us to precisely place your implant in the exact location for optimum stability for your dental implants. This allows for a more predictable and successful result.
We also exclusively use Straumann® implants for our patients. These German designed appliances, with over 17 million units in place around the world, have the lowest failure rate and the fastest healing time of any implants we’ve tried. We want the best for our patients, and even though we use the best, we don’t put the financial burden back on the patient.
A lot of dental offices use imitations of the leading implant systems to reduce costs, however, at the The Dentistry Collective, we absorb those costs to ensure the highest level of excellence for our guests.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation Today
Dr. Garofolo likes to make sure that you are well-educated on your dental health and will take the time to sit down with you during your initial implant consult and custom design your specific treatment design. The initial consult includes both the CT and CAD/CAM scans so that you will leave with confidence in your dental implant treatment.