Voted "Best in San Diego," La Jolla Oral & Facial Surgery is the go-to choice for Dental Implants. Drs. Gramins and Lin practice a full scope of oral and facial surgery.
Our services are designed to change the way our patients live.
Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
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Dental implants are changing the way people live.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing teeth appear natural and facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
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The Surgical Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, an implant (replacement tooth root) is placed within your jawbone. In some situations, a bone graft is necessary before the placement of an implant.
For the first one to three months following surgery, the implant is beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.
During this time, your dentist will form new replacement teeth.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Our doctors will attach small posts that protrude through the gums and act as anchors for the replacement teeth. Keep in mind that your replacement teeth will completely cover the small posts once they are placed by your dentist.
The entire procedure usually takes between two to six months and most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
Regain Your Smile with a Full Arch Restoration
All-On-4 and Full Arch Restoration are terms used to describe an innovative method of replacing missing teeth (or teeth with extremely poor dentition) with a full arch prosthetic. Our surgeons coordinate with your general dentist to plan a course of treatment to restore one or both arches of teeth. All-on-4 tooth replacement can create a full smile with a completely functional set of teeth.
The ideal candidate for a Full-Arch Restoration
The look and feel of a Full-Arch Restoration
Ask the Doctor
Dr. Gramins and Dr. Lin talk about the benefits of dental implants and the process. Learn about the typical timeframe for dental implant placement and what the difference is between dental implants and a conventional bridge.