Cutting-Edge Dental Technology for a perfect smile
At Ben Mandel DDS, our goal is to provide the highest quality dental care utilizing the latest dental technology. For many years, the process of getting dental implants was time consuming and difficult. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, our La Mesa dental care team has been able to streamline this process for more predictable results.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are an effective, long-term option for restoring your flawless smile. For many years, the only option for patients who were missing one or more teeth was to get dentures. Unfortunately, dentures are not easy to care for and can be awkward when talking, laughing or smiling. Worse, even with dentures, the jawbone will continue to deteriorate, leading to a ‘shrunken’ smile. Dental implants solve these problems. Our implants are made of titanium and fuse completely with the jawbone, acting like a replacement tooth. This is an effective way to protect jawbone density while creating a seamless smile.
Once your titanium dental implant has fused with your jawbone, our La Mesa dentist works closely with our dental lab to create a precision fit and natural looking tooth.
Bone Augmentation and Ridge Preservation
Here is a before and after x-ray showing how after an extraction is done, there is the potential for the ridge to collapse, but by adding some bone grafting materials, we can help preserve the ridge. This is becoming the standard of care particularly for patients who are thinking about either dental implants, or a bridge or even wearing a denture to replace a tooth, since it helps maintain the ridge height. Typically, if this is not done, the soft tissue quickly grows into the socket where the tooth was and creates a void, however, we can prevent that by using the grafting materials we have available to day. The grafting materials are replaced with the bodies own bone typically within 4-6 months.
In addition to dental implants, our La Mesa dental care team also offers dental bridges and caps/crowns as solutions for one or more missing teeth. While these dental options are more affordable than implants, they are not as long lasting. In fact, with proper care, dental implants can last for decades. If you are missing one or more teeth, our dentist is happy to discuss your different treatment options, including dental implants, during a diagnostic appointment. This appointment is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about what to expect from dental implants.
Dental implants are one of the most popular dental procedures offered at our La Mesa practice — and it’s easy to see why our patients smile! Implants match perfectly with existing teeth, so only you will know which tooth is ‘real’ and which too the implant. We are confident that you will also be satisfied with your dental implants. Visit our Dental Implants FAQ or to learn more about your dentistry options or to schedule a diagnostic appointment, contact our La Mesa dental office today.