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Dental Implants for La Mesa and Surrounding Areas.

dental implants from cosmetic dentist Dr. Hagstrom - La MesaDental implants are synthetic tooth roots made with a special titanium alloy that can be surgically placed in the upper and lower jawbone. When combined with a beautiful porcelain crown or dental bridge, dental implants can provide perfect replacement teeth for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth during an accident or other calamity. Dental implants can also be used to provide stability and support for partial or complete dentures.

Patients choose dental implants because they are the only restorative option that restores both the tooth root and the surface portion of a lost tooth. When you lose a tooth, the gum line underneath can start to deteriorate. The dental implant procedure restores the support that your jawbone needs to stay healthy and strong. Patients who have their teeth restored using dental implants look younger and enjoy all the benefits that come with a complete, natural smile. At our La Mesa, California clinic, implants are made with high-quality, durable material that will last a lifetime with proper care.

Dental implants can:

  • Replace your missing teeth without affecting any adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve bite problems or joint pain caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore your smile, chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.

The Dental Implant Procedure

dental implants - la mesa and el cajonBefore the implant dentistry procedure begins, Dr. Hagstrom will discuss the process with you in detail and prepare you for each appointment in advance. He will take X-rays and impressions of your jaw and teeth to determine how much spacing is available for the implant. Your implant will be individually created just for you to fit perfectly in your mouth, and a beautiful porcelain crown will be crafted specifically for you to look beautiful, and to provide perfect occlusion, comfort, and functionality.

Once Dr. Hagstrom prepares a space in your mouth for the dental implant, he then surgically attaches it to the bone. Afterward, you will be given time for the area around the dental implant to heal so that no problems arise. During this healing period, the implant will fuse with your bone just like a natural tooth root would in a process called “osseointegration.”

Healing times vary from patient to patient, but once the area has healed and the osseointegration is complete, your La Mesa implant dentist Dr. Hagstrom, will attach the abutment and porcelain crown, and you can leave the office that day with a beautiful replacement tooth and a full, functional smile.

Our dental clinic services the entire El Cajon and La Mesa area, and we are currently accepting new patients. To find out more about our implant dentistry treatment, contact us at A Shop for Smiles – Richard J Hagstrom DDS today using the form at right, and we’ll get started on your smile!


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Richard J Hagstrom, DDS
8923 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: (619) 465-5252
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