Dental Implants Specialist

Lori Ann Safar, DDS -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Celebrity Smile

Lori Ann Safar, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in San Diego, CA

An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. Lori Safar, DDS, at Celebrity Smile makes dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in San Diego, California, Celebrity Smile's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, Dr. Safar mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay solidly affixed to your jaw.

Why do some patients love dental implants?

Beyond performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten benefits:

  • Last longer than other restorative procedures
  • Are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Can someone like me get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Your jaw needs to be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Patients wanting a permanent, lifelong solution to ongoing dental work may be exceptional dental implant candidates. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with Dr. Safar to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, confident smile? Call Celebrity Smile or schedule an appointment online.