Restoring & Improving Quality Of Life With Dental Implants

Dental Implants & Crowns   

When a tooth is lost, a dental implant replaces the root of the tooth. When the crown is placed on the implant, the final phase of treatment is completed and you have a "tooth" in your mouth.

Tooth and dental implant side by side comparison

In this side by side comparison you see how different tooth parts match up with dental implants.

Implants are made by various manufacturers utilizing different techniques and machinery.

The benefit of doing one implant versus a bridge lies in 3 factors.

Ease of hygiene is superior with implant therapy. For people with a dental bridge, it is impossible to floss under the bridge without using a special little gadget.  Why a dental bridge may be difficult to clean

And while it is not difficult to use this little device, most people don't do it because it's another thing to do with their teeth and who wants that. This problem is entirely avoided with the use of dental implants.

The second reason for why an implant is a better choice than a bridge is the fact that there is no need to shave down the adjacent teeth to make room for a bridge. Plus, the bone where the implant is placed is maintained instead of resorbed.

And lastly, implants last your whole life. The crown might need replacement, but the implant is solid. When a bridge is used, there is over an 80% chance for one of the teeth anchoring the bridge to get a cavity and fail over time. You don't run this risk when you use a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.

Lost tooth and implant therapy tooth successfully replaced

Dr. Sonny Eslampour is a family dentist located in San Marcos California with extensive training in Dental Implant therapy. Dr. Eslampour treats patients from Carlsbad to south San Diego and Escondido to Temecula for their dental implant needs.
Platinum Dental, Inc. 555 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite 100, San Marcos, CA 92078 Email:

(760) 510-9009