A popular choice for patients who are missing a single tooth from the smile in replacing is that of dental implants. In San Diego, CA, many patients choose implants for their longevity and functionality. These restorations, placed by a skilled dentist, can last a lifetime and restore function and appearance to the smile after the loss or extraction of adult teeth.
Dr. William V. Carlo of Bankers Hill describes implant restoration as a way of replacing one or more teeth. The implant itself is made of a metal known as titanium, which is commonly used for many different types of implants throughout the body because it is long-lasting and biocompatible. The dental implant looks like a small hardware screw. The dentist places the implant during oral surgery into the jaw’s bone, and time is allowed for it to heal and for the bone to wrap around the implant to hold it firmly in place, providing the best foundation.
Dental implants are incredibly versatile. All-on-4 dental implants, or “full mouth dental implants,” use several implants along the dental arch that snap into a conservative denture to replace all the teeth in the upper and/or lower dental arch. An implant may be used on one or both sides of a bridge to offer support, or a single implant is placed and restored with a dental crown to replace a single tooth. This versatility makes dental implants a highly desirable option for many patients in different dental situations.
Working with a dentist who provides affordable yet quality restorations is easy with Dr. William V. Carlo and his team. We understand that costs of dental treatment can impact one’s ability to restore their smile as they desire. While dental implants are considerably more costly than alternative options, such as bridges and dentures, their longevity makes them a smart investment for our patients. We work with dental insurance companies to help patients maximize the benefits they deserve, and provide financing and payment plan options for patients with remaining out-of-pocket expenses. Quoting dental implants needs to be done while taking several factors into consideration, including the number of implants needed, preparations such as bone grafting, and the type of restoration used over the abutment when the procedure is complete.
Patients who are considering tooth replacement options in San Diego, CA can call the practice of Dr. William V. Carlo to discuss dental implants and alternative treatments. The office can be reached by calling (619) 285-0950 to request an initial evaluation.
“My husband and I have both been seeing Dr. Carlo and O’Brien for over 10 years. We each go every six months for checkups and have also have had other work done if needed. We are extremely happy with Dr Carlo’s advice and work.”