Restore Your Smile Permanently
Dental Implants In Carmel Valley
If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth, and you’re interested in restoring your smile with dental implants, Dr. Bancroft is here to help. At Carmel Valley Dental, we specialize in dental implants, and can help you restore your smile with natural-looking, permanent dental implant restorations from Empress Restorations. To learn more or about treatment options or to schedule your appointment, give us a call at (858) 755-3780.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Understanding the Benefits
There are a number of reasons that dental implants are the best way to restore one or more missing teeth. First and foremost, implants last longer than any other method of smile restoration. Because the dental implant is surgically implanted into your mouth and bonds permanently with your jaw, it essentially becomes a natural part of your mouth. With proper care, dental implants can last 30+ years. Many patients even keep their implants for the rest of their lives!
Dental implants also help support the health of your jaw bone after tooth loss. After you lose a tooth, the root of the tooth is no longer there to stimulate the jaw bone when you eat, chew, and smile. In turn, the bone begins to weaken and deteriorate. Dental implants, unlike alternatives such as bridges and partial dentures, attach directly to the jaw bone, providing that vital pressure to prevent bone loss. This preserves your natural bone structure, and keeps your jaw strong.
Another big benefit of dental implants is that they look and feel completely natural. Your implant will feel just like a natural tooth when you chew, eat, and speak, and it will look just like a real tooth when you smile, thanks to the natural appearance of IPS Empress restorations.
Dental implants do not require any special care. Simply continue to brush and floss properly and see Dr. Bancroft every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam, and your implant will remain healthy and strong.
Dental Implant Restorations
Understanding Your Options
Single-tooth dental implants are the most common type of implant-supported restoration. This type of implant uses a dental crown which is attached to the implant to replace a single tooth. This type of implant is so common that the term “dental implant” is often used synonymously to refer to a single-tooth implant. At our office, we specialize in single-tooth implants.
There are, however, other options for restoring your smile with dental implants if you are missing many of your natural teeth. Multiple dental implants can be attached to the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth, and can support fixed, permanent bridges, or removable implant-supported dentures.
Natural, Beautiful Restorations
With IPS Empress Crowns
At our office, we use the IPS Empress system to create dental crowns for seamless dental implant treatment. IPS Empress uses an all-ceramic design and has a natural-looking “chameleon” effect, which helps it blend in with your surrounding natural teeth. In addition, IPS Empress crowns are extremely durable and long-lasting. The strong leucite glass-ceramic material has a flexural strength of 160 MPa, which is equal to that of natural enamel.
Strengthen and Beautiful Your Smile
at Carmel Valley Dental
If you are missing one or more teeth and are located near Carmel Valley, stop by our office at 12750 Carmel Country Road, Suite 206, San Diego, CA 92130 or call us at (858) 755-3780 to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants!