Dental Implants in Carmel Valley, Del Mar and San Diego, CA

Providing Dental Implants to Patients in Torrey Pines, Del Mar & Carmel Valley

Implant dentistry has revolutionized the way we are replacing missing teeth. Not only are dental implants the most widely preferred teeth replacement method because of their stability and longevity, but they look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

What are dental implants?

An implant tooth consists of three parts: a titanium post, an abutment, and a crown. The post is the implant that is screwed into the jawbone below the gum line, and the crown is the visible part of the replacement tooth. San Diego Oral Surgeon, Dr. Tarkan Sidal, places the implant and abutment, and your general dentist completes the final restoration.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Functional Benefits:

  • Permanent tooth replacement
  • Improved facial aesthetics, bite pressure, and speech
  • Jawbone and teeth preservation
  • Durability and stability of teeth

Health Benefits:

  • Improved general health, overall nutrition, eating, and taste
  • Healthy digestion
  • Easy and convenient care
  • Enhanced quality of life

Want To Know More About How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life?

Call us today to learn more!

Call us: 858-793-3393

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Your jawbone is like a muscle, in that it must be regularly stimulated to maintain its volume. Therefore, when a tooth is extracted or falls out naturally, the jawbone begins to deteriorate almost immediately. In fact, studies show there is a 25% decrease in bone width within a year of tooth loss. The sooner you replace a missing tooth with an implant, the sooner it will be able to provide the stimulus the jaw needs. When a jawbone lacks the adequate bone mass to support an implant, we perform a bone grafting procedure to bulk up your jaw. Simply put, having a dental implant placed right away greatly reduces the need for bone grafting.

Dental implants are made of titanium, a metal that fuses with bone through a process called osseointegration. Titanium is biocompatible with living bone and has the unique ability to integrate with your jaw, providing a solid attachment for the new tooth, much like roots serve as an anchor for a natural tooth.

After Dental Implant Placement

When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime, and aftercare for dental implants is no different than that of your natural teeth: brush twice and floss once daily.

Our use of advanced technology and the latest techniques help to ensure that longevity is a key component of the dental implants we place each day. In fact, we are able to offer our patients a same-day guided surgery implant experience with X-Guide™ by X-Nav real time 3-D navigation. Read more about our guided implant surgery here.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants depends heavily on a variety of details about each individual patient’s case and treatment plan. The best way to get an accurate estimate of what your cost will be is by calling us to schedule a phone consultation. Our staff will happily and comprehensively answer your questions.

Upfront, dental implants appear to be much more costly than traditional teeth replacement methods, like dentures and bridges. However, dental implants last longer than any other teeth replacement option, and they are often more successful than other dental treatments as well. No other teeth replacement method provides the stability that results once an implant fuses with your bone. This advantage makes dental implants the most valuable option long-term.

Going without dental implants can potentially destroy your jawbone. However, the regular stimulation provided by implants, as occurs when you’re chewing, biting, and speaking, keeps the jawbone from deteriorating. So, when a tooth is missing and these functions cannot be executed, deterioration sets in immediately, causing more issues and expenses down the road. Investing now saves you money in the future.

Perhaps the greatest advantage of dental implants is the freedom they provide. The luxury of eating whatever you want, laughing with reckless abandon, and smiling ear to ear—these are priceless benefits indeed.

Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 49 Dental Implant reviews

Patient Review by Kristine K

In October 2023 I learned my previously root canal-ed #5 tooth was cracked to the root and had to be extracted. I was referred to Dr Sidal by my dentist. I was literally shaking in my boots as I met initially with Dr Sidal to discuss this procedure. He explained what would happen and how it would happen. His staff, Kat, Sam, Lynn, Jenna, and George, were all top notch professionals. I had the extraction on Nov 6 and it was as easy as it could have possibly been. I had asked for a play by play during the procedure, so I could follow along. He spoke kindly to me throughout the entire time, making sure I was OK. Dr Sidal and Kat were a dynamic duo as they worked seamlessly together. It was almost entertaining… it must have been the Nitrous Oxide I had the extraction and the implant post placement in the one visit. I have had not a single issue and all is well as I wait for the bone to heal around the post. I had my last abutment put in place on February 6. I read all Dr Sidal’s reviews and every one mentioned his kindness and concern for his patient’s comfort. Dr Sidal was truly the kindest dental professional I have ever dealt with. Thank you.

- Kristine K

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Patient Review by Anna B

The staff were wonderful. Doctor is very knowledgeable and professional.

- Anna B

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Patient Review by Stephen R

Very friendly staff that really makes sure the procedure is as painless as possible.

- Stephen R

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