What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a modern, permanent tooth replacement option that we offer to effectively restore your smile after tooth loss. If you have lost one or more teeth, we may recommend dental implants to restore the function, health, and beauty of your smile.

What is the dental implant process?

To restore your smile with dental implants, our talented dentist will follow these steps:

  • First, we will place a small screw or post made of titanium in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root.
  • We will next allow a period of healing, during which time your gums will heal and the jawbone will begin to bond with the titanium implant.
  • Then, we will place an attachment called an abutment on top of the post.
  • Finally, Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann will place a dental implant restoration on top to complete the implant and fully restore your smile. The implant restoration may be a dental crown, full denture, partial denture, or dental bridge.

The entire implant process usually lasts over a period of several months. When completed, a dental implant can restore the beauty of your smile, improve your ability to speak and eat normally, and give you a confident smile once again. For more information on dental implants in Carlsbad, California, please contact us today.