Dental Implants in Escondido
Dental implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are artificial teeth roots that support a dental restoration. Crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures can benefit from the support of a dental implant. Our Escondido office is equipped to install dental implants safely and efficiently. We can complete every step of the entire process in our office.
A Permanent Solution
Dental implants last a lifetime. With proper care, they could last even longer. For older patients this could mean they last a lifetime. A successful dental implant might be the last oral surgery necessary for patients of advanced age. Dental implants carry a patient’s mouth through the end stages of life with beauty and youth.
Before a dental implant surgery, Dr. Lee will verify that the bone has enough mass to support the implant. The titanium implants fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration, which requires a certain amount of bone volume. If there is not enough volume, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary.
We do all preparatory procedures in our clean, comfortable office. Once the bone has been determined to be healthy for surgery, the implantation procedure is scheduled. The implant is simply installed into the bone of the jaw and allowed time to heal. If the implants are intended to support full dentures, the denture need only be slightly modified to snap into place on the implants.
If the implant is for a single tooth or bridge, the implant is given a post once able to support teeth. Crowns are permanently attached to this durable post.
Our crowns are made of zirconia. We prefer zirconia because it is a stronger, more durable material. Zirconia restorations have a 200% higher bending strength than porcelain. Zirconia teeth are less abrasive as well.
Zirconia restorations have an incredibly lifelike appearance. Dr. Lee works closely with lab technicians to ensure the best possible shade match. Upon completion, the restorations are indistinguishable amongst the original teeth.
Call or visit Charles C. Lee, DDS, for more information on dental implants. We look forward to hearing from you!