Providing High-Quality Dental Implants in Soquel
Dr. Justin Shyba offers state-of-the-art dental implant placement and restoration for patients in Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos, and Soquel. Our dentist is meticulous in his approach, using the latest technology and techniques to maximize comfort, expedite treatment, and deliver excellent results.
When missing one or more teeth, or facing an extraction, it’s important to understand the relationship between your tooth and your jaw. While the visible portion of the tooth is what most patients seek to replace for obvious aesthetic reasons, the absence of a tooth root also triggers a process called resorption (accelerated bone loss).
Advantages of Implant-Supported Restorations
While a single missing tooth may not cause too much of an issue, those who are missing most or all of their teeth face a future of jawbone mass loss. Resorption is the result of a lack of bone stimulation that the tooth root had supplied. The loss of bone causes changes in facial contours and leads to the appearance of premature aging. Traditional denture wearers commonly experience jawbone loss as the tooth roots remain absent.
For people who need to replace one or two teeth, implant-supported bridges provide a natural replacement without relying on altered healthy teeth as anchors.
Dental implants replicate tooth roots which in turn stimulate the underlying bone to prevent rapid bone loss. They also offer a strong and secure hold that returns dental function while looking and feeling natural.
Our Dental Implant Options
Soquel Dental Office offers all our restorations for use with dental implants:
- Crowns – for single-tooth replacement or to replace several teeth with individual dental implants
- Bridges – to replace a short row of teeth using two dental implants
- Hybrid Dentures – to permanently replace up to a full arch of missing teeth
- Overdentures – a removable option to stabilize dentures with two implants
Our practice also provides denture stabilization with mini-implants. This is sometimes an easier option for patients who have already experienced some bone loss. For these patients, bone grafting and other procedures can be performed to make them eligible for traditional dental implant placement if desired.
In some cases, we can place a dental implant and provide your crown the same day.
Quality that Exceeds Expectations
Dr. Shyba is a perfectionist when it comes to crafting your prosthetic. Our advanced digital imaging and impression capabilities help our dedicated dentist replicate your ideal smile. Our practice also offers teeth whitening before placing your crown or bridge if you wish for your remaining teeth to be brighter.
This cosmetic treatment is suggested prior to your restorative work being completed as prosthetic dental work cannot be lightened later.
Call our Soquel Dental Implant Provider Today to Learn More
Our staff is standing by to answer your questions or schedule a consultation. You can count on Dr. Shyba to listen carefully to your concerns and design a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.