implant crownHere at Russell McCalley, DDS we are proud to be the premier provider of dental implants in the San Diego area. We take pride in ensuring the safety and comfort of our patients, and we are here to answer any questions you may have about your treatment. We know seeking dental treatment can be intimidating, but you can rest assured knowing that you are in the most professional and capable hands for your dental care.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are root replacements manufactured from titanium and other strong materials. When teeth are missing, it is important for the replacement teeth to have an anchor similar to natural tooth roots that fix them firmly to the mouth and jaw. In addition to their functionality, dental implants are also aesthetically pleasing. Dental implants are practically invisible to others making them a natural looking solution to missing teeth.

What are the Benefits of Having Dental Implants?

Having missing teeth can be detrimental to your self-esteem. Here at the office of Russell W. McCalley, DDS we are proud to help restore your smile and give you back your confidence. Because dental implants are fixed to the mouth and jaw, you won’t have to worry about the hassle and embarrassment of taking out your replacement teeth. Instead, they look and function just like your natural teeth.

In addition to giving you back your beautiful smile, dental implants can help give you back the functionality of a healthy mouth. Missing teeth can have serious effects on your overall health as well, and dental implants can help prevent health problems arising that are associated with oral disease. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body, and dental implants just might be the remedy that leads to a healthier you.

What is it Like to Have Dental Implants?

Unlike removable dentures, dental implants are a permanent solution to your missing teeth. While other replacement options require a great deal of upkeep and don’t offer the aesthetics and functionality of natural teeth, dental implants look and feel like real teeth. After receiving dental implants, you will be able to eat and speak normally. In some cases, chewing and speech patterns might even improve from what they were before! Most importantly, your new dental implants will be comfortable and easy to maintain.

How Long Will They Last?

Just like with your natural teeth, it is important to the longevity of your implants for you to brush and floss properly. With proper at-home care, your implants can last a lifetime. In addition to maintaining a healthy oral care routine, we recommend using an antibacterial mouthwash to help prolong the life of your implants. Talk to your dentist about how often you should be getting dental exams and cleanings, and make sure to keep those appointments as they can also help keep your implants looking and functioning their best.

How Much Does it Cost?

While the cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient, most insurances cover the cost of the procedure. During your consultation, we will be able to evaluate your patient plan and give you an estimated cost of treatment. Here at the office of Russell W. McCalley, DDS, we offer a variety of payment options for your convenience. For more information about our payment options, contact us today at (858) 560-1996.

We are so glad you chose to start your journey toward a healthier, happier smile, and we are proud to be the premier provider for your dental implants. We know you may have more questions about your treatment, and our highly trained staff would be happy to schedule a consultation for you. Contact us today at (858) 560-1996!