Dental Implants - San Luis Obispo CA - Implant Dentistry
When you visit a dentist to enhance your appearance, you want to be assured that they possess both the experience and attention to detail that will help give you a “Hollywood Smile.” For over 15 years, Randall L. Lonsbrough, DDS, INC. has been the premier location to find restorative dentistry for dental implants in San Luis Obispo. The first step in achieving your desired look begins with scheduling the initial consultation. During your comprehensive exam with Dr. Lonsbrough, you will be given a value driven treatment plan based on what is best for you as an individual. Whether you need a dental implant, partial denture, or anything in between, we are committed to offering you expert care as we enhance your smile's aesthetic.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have been proven to be as functionally effective and durable as dental implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth replacements used to replace a missing tooth or teeth also to support a denture. Dental Implants provide a simple remedy with proven results. Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
- What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, and density of bone a second surgery may be required.
After several months of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted. Depending on the design and number of implants involved several fittings may be required. After the appropriate healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.