Enjoy the benefits of partnering with an office that handles every part of the dental implants process
Sun Smile Dental combines the best of both worlds: sunny dispositions and personalized service with digital diagnostic and computer-guided technologies. This combination of care and technology results in a predictable and low-risk tooth replacement – and a comfortable and pleasant experience along the way!
Dental implants are considered an advanced and superior form of tooth replacement. The benefits of dental implants in San Marcos, CA and beyond transcend being able to eat without difficulty again or having a confident smile – and those are some significant benefits!
There are additional advantages to partnering with Sun Smile Dental. Computer-aided technologies help with the precision placement, which is key to the implant properly fusing with the surrounding bone. Materials matter. Our practice uses only implants made from zirconium. Most offices place titanium implants. We believe zirconia implants are healthier implants. They provide long-term strength, durability, and retain cosmetic beauty and the health of surrounding tissues.
A window into your health? Open your mouth!
The idea that your mouth impacts and can be impacted by other parts of your body is not new. Back in the 1930s Dr. Charles Mayo of the famed Mayo Clinic surmised that people with most or all their natural teeth lived, on average, 10 years longer than those patients who lost most or all their teeth. Continued research through the decades reinforces this notion and has also brought to light more knowledge about the relationship between dental disease and overall health. Tooth loss suggests both poor lifestyle factors that can influence lifespan and associated conditions like gum disease that contribute to life-limiting conditions; notably, destructive bacteria can enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body. But, not all types of tooth replacement are the same and allow you to enjoy the greatest health benefits.
Conventional dentures and bridges may fill in the spaces and allow you to chew food, but they aren’t designed like natural teeth. The best system mimics what nature intends. Dental implants are designed like the teeth you naturally developed. The implant serves as the artificial tooth root. When placed in the jawbone, zirconia joins to surrounding bone and provides a stable foundation for the crown or the part of the tooth seen above the gumline. This design means you enjoy many benefits that can’t be enjoyed with tooth replacement that only rebuilds one part of your tooth (the crown).
- When natural teeth are lost as the result of infection or trauma, implant-supported crowns and dentures are the next best thing for your mouth and health. They restore natural chewing function.
- Speech isn’t affected. There is no need to “relearn” how to pronounce words – as is the case when adjusting to conventional dentures.
- You avoid bone loss. When your bone doesn’t get stimulation from teeth, it resorbs or shrinks. There are many devastating consequences associated with resorption. The lower part of your face sinks in and, with it, your skin! The effect is an aged appearance. Problems with chewing and pronouncing words also become worse as the width and density of bone shrinks.
- Numerous publications point to a success rate of at least 97 to 98 percent. Unlike bridges that may need to be replaced after 5 to 15 years, or dentures that need to be regularly relined, implant-supported systems can last a lifetime with no more than the usual good oral hygiene. There are no special dental picks, brushes, flossing products, or adhesives and creams to contend with – just use your regular brush and floss for cleaning and visit Sun Smile Dental for routine check-ups and cleanings.
As a type of ceramic, zirconia provides a natural and cosmetically-pleasing alternative to gray metals like titanium. Zirconia implants better blend in with surrounding tissues. There isn’t a dark strip at the gumline – the metal peeking through the gums. Ceramics generally preserve the health of soft tissues, don’t corrode or promote bacteria, and they’re great alternatives for patients with metal allergies.
Sun Smile Dental knows the best of this treatment, because our team handles every step of the process and doesn’t have to refer you to a specialist for implant placement. There are numerous benefits to implants and partnering with Sun Smile Dental. Call (760) 744-1300 to experience them for yourself.