Dental Implants in San Diego, CA
Dr. Nick Refahi and our True Design Dentistry team have provided thousands of dental implants to patients in the greater San Diego area. Our state of the art facility is equipped to offer complete start-to-finish dental implant therapy, so there is no need to travel between two different offices to complete your implant treatment. we take quality seriously and have an extensive knowledge and training in the area of dental implants, allowing us to offer you the most reliable implant care in San Diego.
The Gold Standard of Tooth Replacement
In the past, replacing a tooth meant wearing a removable prosthesis such as a denture, or altering natural tooth structure so that a bridge could be bonded over neighboring teeth. With dental implants, it’s like having natural teeth all over again.
Permanent dental implants can be used to support a variety of restorations, including:
A Lifetime of Stability
Implants are stand-alone tooth replacements that function as if they were natural teeth. Each implant is made of an artificial titanium root that:
- Is stronger than natural teeth
- Can support the pressure of multiple teeth at one time
- Encourages new bone growth throughout your jaw
- Has the highest success rate of any dental restoration
- Can last for an entire lifetime
- Prevents the need to alter or irreversibly adjust adjacent teeth
- Is biocompatible with your body
Your Dental Implant Experience
Every True Design Dentistry implant case is planned on a patient-by-patient basis. Our San Diego team discusses which teeth you need to have replaced, which ones can be salvaged, and the type of implant restoration that is most beneficial to your individual oral health. In some cases, we may also recommend a bone graft prior to the implant placement in order to promote healthy levels of bone support.
At your first implant appointment, we will numb the area being treated and place the prosthetic roots directly into your jaw in the location of your previous tooth roots. We then allow a period of healing to take place, where new bone formation can occur and the implant becomes stabilized. It is best to wait approximately 3-6 months for this process of osseointegration to take place. But don’t worry; during your healing period, True Design Dentistry will place a beautiful, temporary restoration that will preserve aesthetics and function while your new bone is forming. Even though these restorations are temporary, Dr. Nick Refahi ensures they hold to the True Design Dentistry standard for each patient, as if we were caring for our own family member. After osseointegration is achieved, we will place an abutment onto the implant, which supports the permanent restoration such as a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. once the restoration is bonded into place, you’re left with a permanent smile solution that literally feels and functions like your own tooth.
Replace 1 Tooth or All of Them!
Any number of teeth can be replaced with dental implants. Whether you need a full mouth denture, a bridge for 3 or 4 teeth, or a single tooth replaced, San Diego True Design Dentistry’s dental implant therapy is one of the best options available. We’re sure that you have lots of questions about the process, pricing, and how it can help your smile. Feel free to call us at 858-279-3455 for your own private implant consultation.
Expert Care and Quality
Because dental implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option, Dr. Nick Refahi and his team place additional emphasis on the quality and durability of each implant restoration. we utilize only the best dental labs in the country for each of the cases that we treat. Dr. Refahi has placed thousands of dental implants and continues to be one of the leading implant providers in San Diego.
If you’re looking for a dentist who offers quality, start-to-finish dental implants, we invite you to schedule a private consultation with us. Treatment financing is also available!
Most Frequently Asked Questions
One of the common questions we hear from patients is regarding the candidature for dental implant surgery. Any person with a healthy supporting bone can get dental implants. Our dentist may be concerned about patients who have uncontrolled diabetes or patients who have undergone radiation therapy in head and neck region.
Restoring a lost tooth using dental implants cannot be completed in a single visit. Firstly the patient must have sufficient supporting bone. If not, the bone may have to be rebuilt. It may take few months for the healing of the rebuilt bone. After the dental implant surgery is complete, the Osseointegration process may take few months, depending on the oral health of a patient. Totally, about 3 months to a year may be required to restore lost tooth using dental implants.