Dental Implant FAQs

facts about dental implantsWhen you’re looking for the best dental care, often times you come across a ton of information but rather than helping you feel more informed, you just have more questions. We want to put your concerns to rest, which is why we put together a list of frequently asked questions about dental implants. You are our priority and we want you to feel confident in the decisions you’re making about your oral health. This will provide you the basics, while we always suggest you visit our Chula Vista dental office for a free consultation to learn more.

How common is it to need tooth replacement or dental implant treatment?

An estimated 69% of Americans age 35-44 have at least one missing tooth, and 1/4 over the age of 74 have lost all their natural teeth.

What are the best options for replacing missing teeth?

Depending on your situation, you may have several options to replace missing teeth. If you’re missing a tooth and there are two healthy teeth on either side, you could get a fixed bridge to fix this space. If you have a number of spaces in a row, you have the option of getting a partial denture. However, in most situations, dental implants are the only option that provide the look, feel and function of natural teeth.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth root, providing a strong and sturdy foundation for one or more replacement teeth or crowns. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.

Does my dentist do dental implants?

It is important to do your homework and seek a well-qualified, experienced dental implant dentist and treatment option that will meet your long-term functional and cosmetic needs. Dr. Espinosa and his team specialize in dental implants. Contact Bonita Del Rey Dental Care for a free consultation to learn more about dental implants.