Using implants to restore missing teeth

Restoration of the natural smile after tooth loss may seem daunting for many. There are many choices when selecting a restorative dentistry procedure to replace or repair teeth. If you are located in the area of Lakeside, California, and are interested in learning about solutions such as dental implants, Dr. Arnold Cutler and his team encourage you to book a consultation visit at the office to find out if you are a proper candidate.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of several restorations available for patients who are faced with unexpected tooth loss. They are a reliable, lifelong solution for many. Dental implants are best described as metal posts designed to replace one or more teeth. Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone during oral surgery, where they stimulate bone growth and become firmly fixed in place. Once this has occurred, the implant abutment can be restored using many different types of restorations, including ceramic crowns, porcelain bridges, or even full dentures (all-on-4 dentures).

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

It is important to note that individuals who are eligible for dental implants must have adequate bone structure. If there is insufficient bone, patients may want to request a referral for bone grafting to prepare the specific area for dental implants in the future. Without the bone of the jaw, the placement of dental implants may fail.

Where can I receive implantology services?

Are you experiencing tooth loss and feeling overwhelmed by the various options for replacing one or more missing teeth? At the practice of Arnold Cutler DDS, we are pleased to provide dental implants among the restorative solutions to choose from. If you are located in or around Lakeside, California, and want to talk to our team, we welcome you to call (619) 815-3592 to request an appointment at our office, located conveniently at 9927 Channel Road. We are open to serving patients and families in the areas of El Cajon, Santee, Ramona, San Diego, and La Mesa, CA.