While not intended to be a substitute for a personalized, face-to-face consultation with Dr. Aldo Espinosa, this FAQ does provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about dental implants. We hope you find this resource helpful! For additional information, please contact us directly in our Chula Vista, CA office. We’re eager to get you the help you need.
A dental implant is a sturdy replacement tooth. Dental implants have three parts: a threaded, screw-like titanium post that replaces your tooth root, a highly durable crown, and an abutment, which links the other two parts together.
Dental implants are the most natural-looking and durable replacement for missing or severely damaged or decayed teeth available today. They enable you to eat, speak, laugh, and smile without discomfort or concern. Dental implants can restore your confidence and boost your quality of life.
Dental implants are made of top-quality materials. With proper care, they can last your lifetime!
Dental implant posts are inserted directly into your jaw and eventually become a permanent part of your body. You can normally be fitted with temporary crowns (or restorations) the day of your dental implant placement, so you can resume normal activities almost immediately. Your final restorations will be placed at a later appointment after the implant site has completely healed.
We offer IV sedation, nitrous oxide, oral anesthesia, local anesthesia, or a combination of these to keep you stress- and pain-free during your placement procedure. Be assured your comfort is always our top priority here at Bonita Del Rey Dental Care.
If you’ve suffered bone loss in your jaw, we will need to rebuild the bone through bone grafting before your jaw can support implants. In addition, any unsalvageable teeth that you plan to have replaced will need to be removed to make room for the dental implants. Both of these procedures can generally be completed the same day as your dental implant placement.
This depends on the current state of your teeth. After a thorough examination, Dr. Espinosa will determine whether you need one, several, or all of your teeth replaced with dental implants.
Many factors determine your final cost, including the number of implants you need and any additional procedures that we may need to perform. The best way to determine your actual cost is through a personalized consultation with Dr. Espinosa.
We can generally place your dental implants in a single visit. The dental implants can take up to six months to completely heal and permanently fuse with your jawbone.
Give your dental implants the same care and attention you’d give natural teeth: brush and floss twice daily and return to our Chula Vista, CA office for regularly scheduled cleanings and exams.
Contact us for a consultation! We’ll listen to your needs, conduct a thorough evaluation, and determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. From there, we can schedule your dental implant placement.
690 Otay Lakes Rd, Suite 260
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Friday: 8am – 3pm