Even if just one tooth is lost, your appearance can drastically change as the surrounding teeth drift out of position and change the bite.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is shaped like a small screw. Your dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon will place the metal post in the bone under your gums. Your bone will gradually grow around the implant and then a natural-looking replacement tooth will be attached to the metal post. Dental implants can also be used to secure a crown, bridge, or fixed dentures.
If you’re missing several teeth, your jaw line loses shape, your lips flatten, your chin protrudes, and wrinkles increase. Fortunately, dentures can help correct these problems. There are several types of dentures available, from partial dentures to complete dentures to implant-supported dentures. Call us today for a consultation so we can explain the available options and determine which is best for you.
As the owner of the Legacy Dental of Temecula, Dr. Tibbitts has left his indelible style and mode of care on the practice. Because of Dr. Tibbitts’ expertise in implants, restorative dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction, he brings Legacy Dental of Temecula to the forefront of procedural practice and technology. Dr. Tibbitts has been practicing in Southern California for more than 10 years. He has successfully treated some of the most complicated cases including full mouth reconstructions and total smile transformations.
The combination of skill, patience, and comprehensive treatment planning is the reason why most of his patients remain loyal to him. His patients give him credit for having a chair-side manner that is confident, yet calming.
Dr. Tibbitts is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is also an Invisalign™ Premier Practitioner, a member of the American and California Dental Associations and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.