Permanent Smile Restoration
Dental Implants in Del Mar
Whether you are missing one or multiple teeth, Del Mar Dental Studio offers high quality, natural-looking dental implants that will last. We take pride in restoring our patients’ smiles, and Dr. Pizzi focuses on both function and aesthetics to ensure that you are happy with your results. If you are missing teeth in Del Mar, call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Missing One Tooth?
Single-Tooth Dental Implants
Single-tooth implants consist of two parts: the implant itself, which is a small screw-shaped piece of titanium, and a dental crown. The implant is placed into your gum and jaw bone permanently, and heals to create an artificial tooth root. Then, a custom crown is designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth. Once the crown fits and looks natural, it is permanently bonded to the implant to restore your missing tooth.
Missing Most of Your Teeth?
Full-Arch Dental Implants
What to Expect
The Implant Process
After you’re approved for treatment, Dr. Pizzi will take images and x-rays of your jaw and face, and begin planning your personalized implant treatment. At your first appointment, your mouth will be numbed and cleaned, and Dr. Pizzi will surgically place your implant. Then, the area will be cleaned and sutured shut.
Initial recovery takes only about a week, but your implant needs about 3-6 months to bond permanently with your surrounding jaw bone and gum tissue. During this time, you will come to Del Mar Dental Studio for a few follow-up appointments. Dr. Pizzi will check on your healing progress and take impressions of your mouth to begin building your implant-supported restoration.
Once your mouth is completely healed and your implant-supported restoration has been created, you’ll come back to our office to have it permanently attached. During your final appointment, Dr. Pizzi will check your custom restoration to ensure a perfect fit, then he will attach it with dental cement to complete your procedure. You’ll leave our office with a beautiful, recovered smile!
Implant Treatment Under One Roof
Placements & Restorations
We use modern, digital imaging equipment and the latest implant planning techniques to place your implants. This ensures that your smile is restored without any side effects or complications.
The restoration refers to the dental prosthesis that is attached to your implant. At our office, we work with the best dental labs and use advanced imaging technology to create precise models of your mouth. We create high-quality implant restorations including crowns, bridges & implant-supported dentures.
Durability & Cost
How Long Do Implants Last?
With proper care, dental implants typically last at least 30 years. In fact, most people will keep their implants for the rest of their lives. Though implants are costly up front, their durability makes them the best long-term option for replacing missing teeth. In contrast, dentures and bridges will typically need to be replaced every 10-15 years. These alternatives will end up costing you more in the long run.
The cost of implants varies for each patient based on many factors, including overall health, how many teeth you are missing, and whether you will need preparatory treatment. For an accurate cost estimate and to discuss your implant options, call Del Mar Dental Studio and schedule a consultation today!