Dental Implants San Diego & Coronado CA
Oral Surgery by Kurt Hummeldorf, DMD-PC
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
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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.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t Be Afraid To Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Hummeldorf is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Hummeldorf performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Kurt Hummeldorf, DMD-PC
Patient Review By Sharon Y
I HIGHLY RECOMMED Dr. Hummeldorf and his staff for implant placement as my experience throughout the entire process was wonderful!
- Sharon Y
Patient Review By Mary M
The Doctor and staff go above and beyond the appointment to make sure i was well informed and confortable. Everyone is very courteous and kind. In fact I found it great that the Doctor personally called to check on me after the surgery and that several days later i received a Get Well card that also had a contact number incase I had questions and had a problem.
- Mary M
Patient Review By jeanne B
You are very professional,caring and patient with our questions about the procedure and follow up visit.. We will return for future implants, if needed Thankyou for the excellent experience. .
- jeanne B
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Patient Review By Robert A
I enjoy visiting this office. LaToya is great! She is alwsys pleasant and engaging.
- Robert A
Patient Review By ariel p
This place is awesome, Im an internet sales manager for a large dealership and know great service when i come accross it and these guys really delivery that. Plus they really seem to care about thier clients and the service they provide. Not to mention I shopped these guys pretty extensively on their pricing and reviews and not only were their reviews the best but the pricing was the most aggressive. Highly reccomemd these guys
- ariel p
Patient Review By Sandra H
I recommend Dr. Hummeldorf because of his kindness - he was very sensitive to the fact that I was very worried about doing an implant; his reassurance - he outlined the process & patiently, clearly answered my questions to my satisfaction; his skill - in each step of the implant process it was clear he & his staff were very knowledgeable & knew what they were doing; his interest in my welfare - he was welcoming to my spouse & he called me to check on how I was doing after each major step of the implant; his team - everyone from the office staff to the techs were welcoming, supportive & thoughtful. Thanks - Dr. H & Team!
- Sandra H
Patient Review By mae c
I was very pleased with the service and the asctual implant
- mae c
Patient Review By philip g
Dr. Hummeldorf is awesome! I will totally recomemd him amd his staff
- philip g