Dental Implants Specialist

Robert A. Rees, DDS -  - Comprehensive Dentistry

Robert A. Rees, DDS

Comprehensive Dentistry & General Dentistry located in La Jolla, CA

A dental implant is a permanent new root and crown for a missing tooth. Dental implants become permanent fixtures in your mouth after the implant fuses with your jawbone, a process that takes several months. At the office of Robert A Rees, DDS, you can expect the highest levels of personalized care throughout your treatment plan. Book your dental implant consultation at this premier La Jolla, California, dental clinic today. You can request an appointment directly through the website, or you can call the office to schedule by phone.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are often considered the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth since they bond to your jawbone and become permanent fixtures in your mouth. Implants are highly beneficial for:

  • Preventing shifting of teeth
  • Promoting normal chewing abilities
  • Resolving issues with speech due to missing teeth

Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth. Because they’re permanent, dental implants allow you to eat the foods you want without the worry of embarrassment or discomfort. 

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

After your dental implant surgery, Dr. Rees generally finds that it takes about three to six months for the site to heal. During the healing stage, your jawbone integrates with the implant in a process called osseointegration. This allows bone and gum tissue to become strong enough to support your implant.

Throughout the healing stage, Dr. Rees may get you fitted for a temporary crown, so you can eat and speak well while maintaining a proper aesthetic appearance. Once your implant heals, Dr. Rees places an abutment — or tooth base — and gets you fitted for a permanent crown.

It takes just a couple of weeks for crown fabrication at the dental lab. When your permanent crown is complete, you need to come into the office to have it bonded in place. 

Is it painful to get a dental implant?

Thanks to dramatic advancements in both oral surgery tools and procedures, getting a dental implant is virtually painless. Aside from some abnormal vibrations or pressure sensations, you shouldn’t feel any serious pain during your dental implant surgery.

Plus, at the office of Robert A Rees, DDS, you undergo a dental implant procedure with the state-of-the-art The Wand® local anesthetic system. The Wand delivers superior numbing solutions and ensures medication is delivered to precise areas so that you can experience optimal comfort. Dr. Rees also offers sedation dentistry solutions, so you can lie back and relax during your visit. 

If you need a dental implant, book an evaluation at the office of Robert A Rees, DDS, today. You can conveniently request an appointment through the website, or you can call to book over the phone.