Types of Implants

Single
The best way to permanently replace a single missing tooth is with a porcelain crown attached to a dental implant.  The implant itself is actually a titanium screw that performs all the functions of the root of the natural tooth it replaces.  Once the implant is firmly and permanently attached to the bone in your jaw, it can be capped with a porcelain crown.  The combination of the implant under the gum and crown above the gumline creates a brand new tooth that looks and performs just like your natural tooth.

Implant-Supported Bridge
When two or three teeth in a row need to be replaced, implants can be used to support a bridge.  While a traditional bridge uses the adjacent teeth to anchor the replacement teeth, implants offer a better solution.  Using one or more implants as anchors, a bridge can be permanently and securely attached, without any damage to the structure of the adjacent teeth.

Implant-Supported Partial or Full Denture
If your dentures slip, or cause you pain and discomfort, dental implants are the perfect solution.   A partial or even full denture can be supported by implants specifically placed throughout the gumline.  This implant-supported denture snaps into place for a totally secure and dependable hold that you just can’t get with traditional dentures.  Depending on your specific needs, your dentist may use a fixed denture which permanently stays in place, or a removable denture that you can snap on and off the anchoring implants whenever you wish.

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posted 10 months ago

I was visiting CA when I cracked a molar. Dr Jesse was able to get me in on short notice. His staff are so friendly and he and his staff are also very honest. My situation was a challenge which he met going above and beyond. I was so grateful to my daughter for recommending him!

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posted 9 months ago

The staff at Solana Beach Smiles is always friendly and flexible with scheduling. Dr Patel is very personable and continuously checks-in on you during any procedure. Great place!