At the Rancho Del Oro Dental Group, we are pleased to make dental implants available to all patients in the Oceanside area. A dental implant is the best way to fix gaps from missing teeth. They can be used on one or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are so effective because of the special process used to place them in the jaw. The implant has two parts: a screw, and a crown. The titanium screw is medical grade and goes inside the jawbone. The crown is made of porcelain and placed on top of the screw.
When the screw is placed into the jawbone, the bone gradually grows into the threads of the implant. This is called grafting, or Osseointegration. The implant is placed where the end of the screw can be seen through the gum in the missing tooth gap. After the graft is finished and the tissue healed, the crown is bonded on top of the exposed screw. The restoration is complete, and the area can be used normally once again.