Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth at Pacific Dental

Losing a tooth can significantly impact your life, from how you smile and eat to how you feel about yourself. At Pacific Dental, we understand the importance of a complete, healthy smile. Dental implants offer a state-of-the-art solution for those looking to replace missing teeth with results that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Here’s what you need to know about dental implants and how they can transform your smile and your confidence.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. This fusion not only helps the implants feel more natural but also ensures that these dental prosthetics won’t slip or shift in your mouth — a particularly important benefit when eating and speaking.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Durability: Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, providing a permanent solution to tooth loss.
  • Natural Look and Feel: Implants are crafted to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, enhancing both your smile and your facial structure.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike other tooth-replacement options, implants do not require altering adjacent teeth, which preserves more of your natural tooth structure. Additionally, implants help prevent bone loss in the jaw, maintaining the integrity of your facial features.
  • Enhanced Comfort and Confidence: Implants eliminate the discomfort and insecurity often associated with removable dentures. You can eat, speak, and smile with confidence, knowing your implants are securely in place.
  • Convenience: Implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives to keep dentures in place and the nightly removal associated with dentures.

The Dental Implant Process at Pacific Dental

The process of getting dental implants involves several steps and may vary slightly depending on the individual’s specific needs:

  • Initial Consultation: Our team at Pacific Dental will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including dental x-rays and possibly a CT scan, to ensure dental implants are the right option for you.
  • Implant Placement: The implant, a small titanium post, is surgically placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw.
  • Healing Process: The healing process, known as osseointegration, can take from six weeks to several months. During this time, you may have temporary dentures and should eat a soft diet to ensure successful healing.
  • Abutment and Crown Placement: Once the implant has bonded with the jawbone, a small connector post, or abutment, is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. Afterward, a custom-made crown is attached to the abutment.

Caring for Your Dental Implants

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth, requiring regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Implants require the same diligent oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits to ensure they last a lifetime.

Why Choose Pacific Dental for Your Dental Implants?

At Pacific Dental, we’re committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Our experienced dental professionals use the latest technologies and techniques to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. We understand that each patient’s needs are unique, and we tailor our treatments to meet those needs, ensuring a comfortable and satisfying experience from start to finish.


Dental implants are a highly effective, long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, offering numerous benefits over other tooth replacement options. At Pacific Dental, we’re dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles with dental implants. If you’re considering dental implants or would like to learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you restore your smile and your confidence.

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