Dental implants are part of the deluxe dental services Dr. Andrew Chapokas can offer in our San Diego office. We use titanium root shaped implants that take the place of tooth roots. The implants are surgically placed into the jaw where they heal into the bone. The portion of the implant that can be seen in the mouth is then connected to an implant-crown (just like a porcelain ‘crown’ or ‘cap’ over a natural tooth). Because it is a complicated, multi-stage surgical procedure, dental implants can take 10-12 months from start to finish. This procedure will provide you with superior titanium & porcelain materials, plus comfort and a bite similar to your natural teeth.