Dental Implants San Diego
Restore your smile with dental implants
If you want to permanently replace missing or broken teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution. At Soft Touch Dental, we provide some of the highest-quality, affordable dental implants San Diego has to offer. Gone are the days of suffering with a less-than-perfect smile. Dr. A Fakhimi is a family and cosmetic dentist, who specializes in restorative dental procedures. If you are currently exploring options for fixing your teeth, or if you already wear dentures and are looking to make a change, we can help.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are considered one of the most important, modern advancements in tooth replacement, and they vastly improve the quality of life for those with missing teeth. Made of titanium rods that are placed inside the jawbone, dental implants fuse with the jawbone to become the roots that help create the foundation to a new and lasting smile. Thousands and thousands of people today are turning away from dentures and other temporary solutions and choosing dental implants instead. As one of the top providers of dental implants San Diego has to offer, Dr. Fakhimi is dedicated to helping patients achieve the smile they deserve through cutting-edge techniques.
Why choose dental implants?
- They look and feel like your very own teeth
- Improved self-esteem with a beautiful smile
- Improved speech
- More comfortable
- Easier chewing and drinking
- Increased oral health and hygiene
- Permanence = convenience
- Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care!
Who is a good candidate for single implants?
If you experience any of these characteristics, you may be an excellent candidate for dental implants in San Diego at Soft Touch Dental:
- You tend to hide your smile, or not smile at all because you are missing teeth and feel self-conscious
- Your missing tooth has a negative effect on your speech
- Your missing tooth has a negative effect on functional activities such as chewing food
- Your dentures don’t fit right or they cause discomfort
- Your partial dentures are causing you dissatisfaction
- You wish to preserve your healthy teeth from shifting out of place
- You wish to stave off the bone loss associated with a missing tooth
- You wish to reverse the inevitable facial aging that occurs as a result of a missing tooth
Preparing for single implants
A prerequisite for single implants is that the jaw must have enough bone to support the implant, and the bone must be strong enough to bear the implant’s weight. If this is not the case, the doctor can perform what is known as bone grafting. Older patients are more likely to require a bone graft, as bones tend to deteriorate with age.
Details of the procedure
Immediate implants in the anterior and posterior teeth have been documented to protect and fortify the structure of the jaw. If necessary, an immediate implant stay plate – custom-made based on your dental impressions – can help keep the shape of the teeth and gums in place while the bones heal.
The proper choice of materials used – for instance, whether to select an implant with a zirconia abutment or not – and the right treatment approach, will ensure a successful procedure. With 20 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Fakhimi is poised to make the most carefully considered decisions for your dental health. He will choose either a screw retained implant, or a cemented restoration for the single missing tooth implant.
We are currently offering a terrific special on dental implants!
If you are looking for an affordable option for tooth replacement, look no further. Right now at Soft Touch Dental in San Diego, we have a special offer for dental implants, so you can get that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted – for a steal!
The dental implant experts at Soft Touch Dental
If you are interested in learning more about single dental implants, do not hesitate to call Dr. Fakhimi at our San Diego offices now and set up a consultation. We believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on the type of life you want to live. And with our affordable dental implant package, you won’t have to.
During your initial free consultation, Dr. Fakhimi will examine your teeth, take the necessary x-rays and perform any other diagnostic testing required, including creating an impression of your teeth. Dr. Fakhimi is considered by his clients and peers alike to be amongst the best providers of San Diego dental implants, so rest assured that you are in excellent hands.
The doctor will review your previous medical and dental records, and review any medications you might currently be taking. He will then create a customized treatment plan and explain each step, going over information on costs, financing and insurance, treatment time, recovery time, anesthesia options, and more.
Dr. Fakhimi will present you with access to our extensive library of before and after photography, so that you can see for yourself the kind of results you can obtain at Soft Touch Dental. Thanks to Dr. Fakhimi’s skill, artistry and impeccable training, you can look forward to a smile that will turn heads for years to come.
Why choose Soft Touch Dental in San Diego for your dental implants procedure?
Single Implant FAQ
What Should I Know Before Getting Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a long-lasting replacement for missing, damaged, or extensively decayed teeth. If you have lost a tooth or teeth, dental implants may be a superior treatment, as once completed, they look and function exactly like natural teeth. A dental implant can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or may serve as anchors for a permanent bridge or implant assisted dentures. With proper care, your dental implants will last many, many years, or even a lifetime.
How Long does it Take to Get Dental Implants?
The procedure for installing dental implants is a multi-step process which takes place over the course of several months. Before the final crown is placed, it takes up to six months for the titanium post to be integrated into the jawbone, creating a sturdy structure on which the implant is placed.
Will Dental Implants be as Strong as my Natural Teeth?
Yes. In fact, an implant may prove to be even stronger than your natural teeth as the titanium post is impervious to decay. Once your implants have been placed and have healed, you will be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods without restrictions, and smile with confidence.
What Should I do to Prepare for Dental Implants?
You will need to take great care in order to prepare for the placement of a dental implant. It is important that your practice exceptional oral hygiene prior to your first appointment. You should also quit smoking at least two weeks prior to your dental implant procedure, as smoking impedes the body’s natural healing process.
What are the Steps Involved in Getting Dental Implants?
The process of placing dental implants is considered outpatient surgery and will be performed in the comfort of our San Diego offices. There are typically three steps involved in receiving a dental implant:
- The first step is the placement of the titanium post, called the implant. During this step, a small incision is made in the gum and Dr. Fakhimi will drill into the bone, allowing the post to be placed deep into the bone. Once the post is secure, the incision is closed with sutures. It can take as long as six months for the post to heal properly. Until the final tooth restoration is placed, you will have a temporary tooth replacement.
- Once the titanium post has grown sufficiently into the bone and it is secure, the abutment must be placed. The abutment is the part the of the implant to which a crown will eventually attach. Once this is placed, it typically takes one to two weeks for the gum tissue to heal.
- You are now ready to have the crown placed. Impressions of your teeth will be taken so the crown fits perfectly with your other teeth. Once it is securely in place, you now have a fully functional tooth restoration that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth.
What Causes Implant Failure?
Although dental implants have about a 90 percent success rate, there are occasions when they do not grow correctly into the surrounding bone. This is usually discovered during the second phase of implantation. There are many reasons this might happen including:
- Surgical trauma
- Infection near the site of implantation
- Allergy to titanium
- Insufficient bone
Will I be able to Undergo an MRI Once I Have a Dental Implant?
An MRI is a powerful tool used to examine the soft tissues in your body. It is powered by magnetic energy and has been known to be able to pull oxygen tanks and metal devices toward it when the machine is being used. Because of the powerful magnetism, it is imperative that you notify your MRI Technician of any dental implants or other metal in your body. The titanium used to anchor your implants to your jawbone is not ferromagnetic metal will not be affected by magnetic energy in an MRI. Even so, if you are undergoing an MRI, inform the medical professionals that you have dental implants prior to the test.
Why Should I Choose Soft Touch Dental for my Dental Implants?
Dr. Fakhimi stays up-to-date on the latest techniques and technological advancements in the dental arts. His kind, calm demeanor will set you at ease throughout the dental implant process. It is our goal to provide excellent dental care to you and to your entire family.
Why choose Soft Touch Dental in San Diego for your dental implants procedure?
When you visit Soft Touch Dental, you will be instantly greeted by our friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable support staff, each of whom is dedicated to creating a rewarding, stress-free patient experience for you.
All of our team members have undergone dental work, and know exactly what you are going through, so they are eager to ease your anxiety and make you smile – both on the inside and on the outside! If there’s any special amenity you desire, please let our front desk assistant know so that we can accommodate you.
Our state-of-the-art dental facility is among the most innovative and progressive in the San Diego area and beyond. We offer cutting edge diagnostic testing and software, world class equipment and technology, and an immaculate, accredited environment that adheres to the strictest standards for safety in the industry. Our stylish, comfortable reception area will set you instantly at ease.