Dental Implants

Do you suffer from chewing or speaking issues due to missing teeth? Wishing there was a permanent solution for your dental problem? With dental implants from Steve Horne, DDS in Encinitas near Carlsbad, CA, there is!

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are essentially an artificial tooth; a titanium post serves as a root substitute and has a crown attached on top to serve as an artificial tooth. The titanium post forms a strong bond with the jawbone, offering a stable foundation for the artificial tooth.

Candidates for Dental Implants

Wondering if implants are right for you? They may be appropriate if you have:

  • A dental bridge that needs replacement.
  • Dentures or partials that are ill-fitting.
  • Missing permanent teeth.
  • Teeth that need to be extracted.

Our Team

Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant treatment process requires coordination with Dr. Horne and an oral surgeon or periodontist that can place the artificial roots into the bone. Your restorative dentist at Steve Horne, DDS will then create the prosthetic crown to fit the artificial root using our CEREC system in-house, which will then be attached to the new root. Working together with our specialists ensures our patients have the best esthetic and functional outcome.

Our Encinitas dental implant treatment requires patience from our patients throughout the healing process. The entire treatment can take months from start to finish to ensure stability, functionality, and appearance desired. Certain factors such as bone loss, sinus interferences, infections, gum disease and even tobacco use can increase the time required to complete the dental implant process.

To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, contact our Encinitas office for a consultation today!