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Dental Implants – Chula Vista, CA

Learn About the Modern Tooth Replacement Option

Man and woman smiling after dental implant tooth replacement

For many years, dentures and dental bridges were considered the only solution for replacing teeth. However, they both come with their own unique setbacks. With dental implants, you can achieve the same goals that dentures and bridges provide, but also take your tooth replacement to the next level. To learn how dental implants from our Chula Vista, CA dentist could change your life, schedule an in-person consultation with us today, and Dr. Barajas will make sure your specific needs are met.

Why Choose Village Walk Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Partners with Highly-Trained Implant Specialists
  • Always Dedicated to Your Comfort
  • Highly Personalized Restorations

What is a Dental Implant?

Closeup of flawless smile after dental implant tooth replacement

Technically speaking, dental implants refer to the post that is directly placed into the jaw. This acts as the tooth root, which is removed when a tooth is extracted. The rest of the implant includes the restoration (i.e. the crown, bridge or denture) and the abutment, which attaches these two components together. Dental implants are so versatile, they can be used to replace any number of teeth and last for decades as a result.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Man with healthy smile after dental implant tooth replacement

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that works to replace the root of a tooth, which means it’s the only solution that stimulates bone tissue after it’s placed. As a result, dental implants provide benefits that traditional dentures and bridges can’t. When placed by a professional Dr. Barajas trusts, implants have a success rate as high as 98%. Because dental implants most closely mimic natural teeth, they are usually the most recommended treatment for those who have suffered tooth loss. No wonder more than 500,000 dental implants (and growing) are placed every year!

Day-to-Day Benefits

While dentures and bridges sit on top of the gums, implants are embedded in the jawbone for more reliable stability. This ensures your biting force remains strong and chewing food is substantially easier. In fact, with implants, you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about your replacements slipping out of place. Plus, just like natural teeth, dental implants require simple maintenance: daily brushing and flossing and regular visits with Dr. Barajas.

Health Benefits

If you’ve ever worn normal dentures, you’ve likely experienced how difficult it can be to eat nutritious foods with dental prosthetics that aren’t secure. Without the ability to keep up proper nutrition, you can suffer from any number of illnesses that could be otherwise prevented or minimized with a healthy diet. When you have dental implants, the bone stays strong and can provide more than adequate support for any remaining teeth you have as well as your replacement teeth.

Long-Term Benefits

One of the most amazing things about dental implants is that they maintain a very long lifespan, averaging about 30 years of use and longer. This means you don’t have to worry about paying to replace them every few years like you would with normal dentures or bridges. In addition, dental implants stimulate the jawbone, stopping deterioration that usually occurs following tooth loss. As a result, you can hold onto a more youthful facial structure even as you continue to age. To learn more about how you can benefit from dental implants, reach out to our team and schedule an appointment with us!

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Animated rendering of smile with dental implant tooth replacement

If you are missing any number of teeth and are looking for a more effective solution to make your smile complete, dental implants have largely been considered the new gold standard for tooth replacement. With that said, you should have good overall oral health (especially healthy gums) as well as sufficient bone tissue for the implant posts to bond to. We’ll be able to determine your eligibility for treatment during your initial consultation and walk you through a custom-tailored procedure plan.

Model smile with dental implant supported dental crown

Missing Single Tooth

When a single tooth goes missing, you’ll only need to have one implant placed to fill the gap. Once fully healed, a ceramic crown goes on top. Since the implant is strong enough to hold the crown independently, you won’t need to modify existing teeth just so it can be placed.

Model dental implant supported fixed bridge

Missing Multiple Teeth

While dental bridges can replace multiple teeth, they need to affect natural teeth in order to remain in place. Whether you’re replacing multiple consecutive teeth or wish that your partial denture stayed in place better, we can use dental implants to rebuild your smile!

Four types of dental implant supported dentures

Missing All Teeth

When a denture simply won’t cooperate, it can make your day-to-day incredibly frustrating. With dental implants, you never need to rely on denture adhesive just to keep it stable when chewing, speaking, laughing, or smiling. Additionally, you won’t need a dedicated implant for every tooth you intend to replace.

Partnered With Chula Vista’s Best Specialists

Group of dental specialists reviewing a patient's chart

Our dental office is happy to provide you with dedicated implant restorations that cover your posts and make your smile complete. To ensure the most comprehensive tooth replacement possible, we’ve partnered with some of the best dental implant specialists in Chula Vista. Once your oral surgery is complete, you’ll come back to our dental office for routine checkups and to receive your restoration. Whether you need a single tooth replaced or all the teeth in your smile, you can expect high-quality and long-lasting results.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Man and woman discussing the cost of dental implant tooth replacement

Your dental implant costs will largely vary depending on what your specific needs might be. For one, if you need to replace multiple teeth, you’ll need to pay more to have additional implants placed and a more complex restoration attached. Those with gum disease or underlying bone loss will also need to pay for preparatory treatments. With that said, dental implants are still considered a great long-term investment thanks to their longevity and function.