Have you experienced tooth loss? Do you want a permanent option that does not require daily attention? Are you interested in a long-lasting treatment that does not involve loose appliances such as partial dentures? Patients of the La Mesa, California area, who want to restore the smile using dental implants are strongly advised to book a consultation appointment at Summit Dental of La Mesa to find out if they are a proper candidate.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a way to restore your smile with a biocompatible, metal post that is placed during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw. It stimulates bone growth through a process called osseointegration, which allows the implant to be held firmly in place within the mouth. Once the bone has grown around the dental implant, the portion of the implant above the gum line is then restored with a crown, bridge, or denture over the abutment. Dental implants are incredibly versatile, making them a highly desirable option for many of our patients.

Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants are:

  • Permanent and long-lasting
  • Easy to care for
  • Non-removable
  • Stable and strong
  • Versatile
  • Biocompatible with the body

Who is a candidate?

Not everyone is a good choice for dental implants. This is because the dental implant requires a strong and sturdy foundation of bone to successfully stay in place. During an evaluation, our dentists will take a series of x-rays, which allow them to visualize the patient’s bone structure and decide if there is enough for the successful placement of the dental implant. If not, the patient may want to consider alternative options or think about undergoing bone grafting to prepare the area for dental implants at a later time.

Learn more about dental implants

Call Drs. Richard Evans and Christine Allen and the team at Summit Dental of La Mesa to discuss your needs and find out if you are a proper candidate for placing dental implants. Our team is located at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard, Ste. #204, and accepts new and current patients around the area of La Mesa, CA. Call (619) 494-2492 today.