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Tooth loss isn’t the end of a beautiful smile. Dental Implants can help.
Finding out that you need to have a permanent tooth extracted due to damage, decay or an infection can be disheartening. What now? How do you replace a missing tooth? Our South San Jose and West San Jose, CA, dentists Dr. Deepak Shetty and Dr. Kavita Bhatia are here to tell you about a wonderful restoration that could give you back your smile and your confidence for the long run.
We know most people want dental restorations that will last, and implants are built to last the rest of your life if you care for them properly and maintain good oral hygiene. An implant only looks like a small metal screw or post, but it has so much to offer. In fact, this is the only tooth replacement that is designed to take the place of your missing tooth’s roots.
In order for the implant to replace the tooth’s roots, our San Jose dentist will need to make a small hole into the jawbone where the implant will go. Even though implants are small they are extremely resilient and made from tough titanium, which is also biocompatible. Since it’s biocompatible this means that the jawbone and tissue will treat the implant like a natural part of the body, fusing together with the implant over the course of several months to become one.
Once the bone and implant have fused together (this naturally occurring process is known as osseointegration) the next step is to place an abutment over the top of the implant. In order to do this, we will need to open up the gums to reveal the implant. From there, the abutment will be placed and the mouth will be given a few more weeks to heal before placing the dental crown.
Of course, some implants already have a built-in abutment, in which case you won’t need to come in for a separate procedure to place the abutment. This is something our San Jose, CA, restorative dentist can discuss with you during your consultation.
Dental implants are unique from other tooth replacement options because they:
- Are designed to last the rest of your life
- Function like real teeth
- Completely restore function and chewing
- Preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss
- Protect the face’s natural shape and structure
- Prevent teeth from shifting into the open gap
Here at The Dental Dimensions in South San Jose and West San Jose, CA, we pride ourselves on providing quality dental services to patients of all ages. If you are interested in getting dental implants and want to find out if you are the ideal candidate, call our office today to schedule a consultation with us.
Small gaps can be attractive in some patients, but when a gap is large or tooth-sized, you may want to consider cosmetic help from a dentist. In some cases, a gap can control the way you feel about your teeth and make you feel insecure. Take back your smile with the help of dental implants and the team at The Dental Dimensions in West and South San Jose, CA.
The gaps in your smile that are left by missing teeth can be hard to live with, and not just for aesthetic reasons. You need your teeth for healthy digestion and to protect your gum health. The layers of bone tissue in your jaw will eventually go away after a period of time if the gap isn’t filled, so gaps in the smile can contribute to loss of facial structure. While dentures can only superficially fix a gap, dental implants help resolve all of those issues.
Your West and South San Jose dentist can get gaps under control and restore your smile with dental implants. Because implants fill the space beneath the gumline all the way up to the crown, you can chew with confidence—there’s no fear of the dental device falling out at an inopportune time. Your bone tissue will remain strong and viable. Best of all, the crown can be designed to look exactly like your other teeth in color, size, and shape.
Dental Implants Are a Reliable, Long-Lasting Solution
You can count on dental implants to fill in your smile gaps for an extended period of time. Once an implant heals through a process called osseointegration, it becomes a permanent part of your mouth. It will continue to support a dental crown for as long as you take care of your gums.
A Happy Smile with Dental Implants
You should feel positive about your smile. If gaps are holding you back, contact Dr. Deepak Shetty, Dr. Kavita Bhatia, and Dr. May Yoneyama of The Dental Dimensions to ask about dental implants. Call (408) 252-3212 today to schedule an appointment at the West San Jose, CA location on 20445 Prospect Road or (408) 225-6815 for the location at 5710 Cahalan Avenue in South San Jose, CA.
The health and cosmetic appearance of our teeth play a key role in how people perceive us, and how confident we ultimately feel when interacting with others in social, professional and personal relationships. Studies have found that the state of their teeth is the most common feature that most people would change if given the chance. But despite the improvements in cosmetic dentistry and technology, millions of Americans are currently living with some degree of tooth loss, which poses a problem to quality of life, as well as oral and general health.
Dental Implants in South San Jose
The dentists at South San Jose, CA-based The Dental Dimensions offer the most advanced tooth replacement solution with dental implants. Unlike other treatments that mainly address the cosmetic aspects of tooth loss, implants also replace the root of a missing tooth, which permanently anchors a cosmetic crown or set of dentures in place, while also preserving the bone tissue in the gums.
Oral bone tissue begins to erode the moment a tooth is lost and can lead to long-term oral and general health problems like bacterial infections and inflammation. Bone loss can also affect the stability of the remaining teeth. An implant is made of a small, biocompatible screw that replaces the root. Once in place, it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the jaw. Once it has healed, the cosmetic crown is attached, forming a permanent and cosmetically natural-looking replacement tooth. Implants can replace just a few or an entire set of missing teeth.
Dental implants are a good option for healthy adults with enough bone density in the gums and who can commit to a meticulous oral hygiene routine at home and regular follow-up appointments.
Find a Dentist in South San Jose
Dental implants are the next best thing to a natural tooth. For more information on how implants can restore your smile and improve your oral health, contact the Dental Dimensions by calling (408) 225-6815 to schedule an appointment with a dentist in South San Jose, CA today.
When it comes time to visit The Dental Dimensions in South San Jose to replace your badly damaged or missing teeth with new ones, you'll have several options, including dental implants, bridges or dentures. While all three options are great ones, if you want the option that will provide the most durability, dependability and trustworthiness, dental implants are the best choice.
Dental implants offer many benefits worth considering. They are durable, life-like and resilient. They are easy to clean and they allow you to eat just as you would with your own natural teeth. One important benefit many people don't realize, however, is that dental implants can also help save your jaw! Here's how.
1. Dental Implants Preserve the Shape of Your Jaw
Your jaw doesn't just support your teeth; your teeth also help support and stabilize your jaw as well. When you are missing a tooth, your remaining teeth may begin shifting. This shifting can result in a misshapen jaw and an unnatural face shape. Dental implants from The Dental Dimensions in South San Jose work to prevent this.
2. Dental Implants Help Prevent Your Jawbone From Shrinking
Not only is your jaw likely to change shape without teeth, but it is likely to shrink over time as well. This results in a sunken mouth and face shape that make you appear years or even decades older than you actually are. Dental implants save your jaw from shrinking.
3. Dental Implants Prevent Your Jaw from Weakening
Lastly, without teeth, your jaw bone will naturally start to weaken over time. Dentures and bridges may help you eat your favorite foods again, but they won't keep your jaw strong and healthy. Only dental implants can do that.
Whether you are missing one tooth or several, your appearance and your ability to eat your favorite foods aren't the only things you need to take into consideration. You need to consider your jaw health as well. Thankfully, dental implants from The Dental Dimensions in South San Jose are the perfect way to get both the appearance and the functionality you want with the jaw health you need. Call and set up an appointment today!