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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are one kind of artificial tooth roots. After losing your tooth, you may want to replace it with an artificial tooth. But, ordinary dentures are not permanent. These dentures are not stable. Hence, dental implants are required.

Dental implants give you a strong and permanent tooth root. Moreover, these implants don’t create pressure on their adjoining teeth. Hence, dental implants can mimic a natural tooth perfectly.

How Dental Implants Work

During your dental implant consultation in our La Mesa dental office, Our doctor will put together a comprehensive treatment plan to ensure the best results for your treatment. The dental implant procedure is a three part process:


Placing the implant

The dental implant, usually a cylindrical and/or tapered post made of titanium, is surgically placed into the jawbone.

Installing the abutment

Once the implant is settled in, your surgeon will then install a post known as an abutment into the implant.


Finally, a prosthetic tooth will be created and attached to the implants to restore natural functionality and aesthetics.

Benefits of Dental Implants


Helps To Chew Naturally

Eating becomes the first problem after losing a tooth. But, dental implants give your artificial tooth a strong root. Hence, you can chew almost all kinds of your favorite foods.

Traditional dentures give you a long list of restrictions. But, dental implants are tough and strong. Hence, they never slip and they help you to eat naturally.


Helps to Speak Naturally

When you lose teeth, your oral section encounters a gap. Now, this gap will never help you to speak naturally. On the other hand, removable dentures may also not fit into your oral section. Hence, it becomes almost impossible for you to speak naturally. Dental implants are deeply rooted in your gum. So, they are stable. They can fill the gap permanently and you can speak naturally.

Brings Back Confidence and Natural Smile

Dental implants have crowns (artificial teeth) on them. These crowns are versatile. The crowns can match your teeth' alignment. Thus, it would be impossible for a person to detect your artificial teeth. In this way, dental implants can bring back confidence in you. Your smile won't change and you can smile without hiding your teeth. In short, dental implants helps to retain your oral and facial beauty.

Easy To Maintain

You just need to brush the false teeth daily. Apart from that, you can use mouthwash and you should visit your dentist every six months. That's it, only these steps can keep your dental implants clean. Dental implants don't require long hours of routine maintenance.


Dental implants are made of metal and they will never decay. It will stay with you forever. But, the crown (artificial teeth) may require a replacement after 10 or 20 years. So, you don't have to pull out the dental implants once they are placed. This makes dental implants highly durable.

Stops Bone Loss

After losing a tooth, the bone around it may start to retract. But, dental implants can stop this retraction process. The implant can fill the gap and your body will regrow the bone around your artificial metal implant. Thus, your face retains its natural shape.

No More Embarrassing Situations

Impermanent dentures may slip or they may come out of your mouth. This can be an embarrassing situation. Moreover, removable dentures can change your mouth's shape. But, dental implants never slip and they stay in your mouth comfortably. So, dental implants can make you confident.

What are Dental Implants Made of?

Dental implants are made of two types of materials – 1) titanium and 2) zirconia.

  1. Titanium is the most popular dental implant material. Our bodies don’t treat titanium as a foreign object. So, bones grow around it naturally.
  2. Zirconia is a new type of dental implant. It’s also getting popular. But, titanium implants have a high success rate. They are also not so costly. Hence, many dentists prefer titanium implants.

Who Should Go For Dental Implants?

  1. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you can go for dental implants. Even, a decayed tooth can also be replaced by dental implants.
  2. You need to have healthy gum and jawbones. If you have serious gum disease, then you may not have dental implants.
  3. Some people can’t wear removable dentures. For them, dental implants are the best option.
  4. If you want to retain your natural smile and teeth strength, then you need these implants. The implants can provide you with natural-looking teeth formation.
  5. Dental Implant surgery may take several months to complete. So, you should be patient during the process of this surgery.

The Entire Process Of Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants have three main parts – a metal post, an abutment, and a crown.

Before performing surgery, your dentist will examine your jawbone. A healthy jawbone is a crucial aspect of this surgery.

However, the gum beneath your missing tooth will be cut. Then, the surgeon will expose the bone and will drill a hole into the bone. Now, the metal post will be installed.

After several months, the bone will grow around the post and it will heal. After that, a small surgery will be required to place the abutment. After some weeks, your gums will heal and the dentist will place a custom crown on the abutment.
The entire surgery will be performed after giving you a dose of anesthesia. So, you won’t feel any pain.

All-On-4® Dental Implants in La Mesa, Ca

Minimally invasive dental implants, faster dental implant treatment, and lower costs

Instant improvements in your quality of life

In addition to traditional dental implants, our doctor also offers All-on4® dental implants in La Mesa. The All-on4® treatment provide patients missing teeth and soon-to-be edentulous patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis/denture on four implants on the day of surgery. This improves patient satisfaction – with regards to functionality, appearance, sense, speech, and self-confidence.

Shorter and faster treatment times

The 2 elements that drastically reduce the complexity of treatment are; the number of surgeries needed, and the treatment time: strategically tilting the posterior dental implants avoids the need for time consuming bone grafts, while immediate loading shortens the time to teeth.

Lower costs

The All-on4® concept takes has the fastest treatment times with dental implants, and is also much more affordable in comparison to conventional dental implants. This is especially true for edentulous patients in need of a full mouth reconstruction in La Mesa, CA.

Stability with minimal bone volume

By strategically positioning the two posterior implants, Dr. Sean Hakimi can use longer implants. This not only increases bone-to-implant contact, but also avoids vertical bone augmentation. It is common for complications to occur with vertical augmentation. In addition, the tilted implants can be anchored in better quality of the anterior bone (front of the mouth), reduce cantilevers and help avoid important structures of the mouth.

What Our Patients Have to Say

I was having severe tooth pain one night and I called after hours and surprisingly got a call back from the actual Dr. He asked me what was going on and called in some antibiotics to the pharmacy of my choice. 2 weeks later I finally got my tooth pulled and am happy I chose them. Besides actually having a fun (yes fun) time here, my tooth extraction took like 30 minutes which has to be a record in my book. Kind Dental definitely works with you and the staff here is beautiful. Shout out to the whole crew and thanks Dr. Maysam for making my mouth feel better.

Kiana T.

Final Thoughts

Dental implants can give you permanent and natural-looking teeth. Hence, it’s a great teeth replacement process. So, you can choose dental implants without any hesitation.