Dental Implants

San Ramon Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Anti-Aging Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

Dental implants offer an effective and long-lasting tooth replacement option if you’re missing one or more permanent teeth. What’s more, with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime. The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence offers both traditional and All-on-4® dental implants at their offices in San Ramon, California. To learn more about implants, schedule a consultation by calling the office or requesting one online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are widely touted as the gold standard when replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that act just like your natural tooth roots. Titanium is a durable metal that’s well-tolerated by your body.

During a quick, outpatient procedure, your San Ramon Dental Excellence provider can place dental implants in your jawbone. 

Following the implantation procedure, your bone grows around each implant – a process called osseointegration – providing a firm, supportive foundation for a crown, bridge, or implant-supported dentures.

What are the benefits of dental implants?dental implants

Compared to traditional oral prosthetics, dental implants provide many benefits. These benefits include:

    • They don’t slip around
  • They make it easier to chew and speak
  • You’re less likely to experience receding gums
  • You’re likely to experience bone deterioration

Dental implants can also improve your oral health and your self-esteem, restoring your smile to a healthy, near-original condition.

What is the treatment process for getting dental implants?

dental implantsAt San Ramon Dental Excellence, getting dental implants begins with a thorough in-office consultation. During this appointment, the team assesses your dental health to determine if you’re a candidate for implants. You need to have disease-free gums and sufficient bone volume. If not, your provider may recommend a bone grafting procedure before proceeding with treatment.

Next, the team takes digital impressions of your teeth and gums and uploads them into a software program. The program assists the team with accurate implant planning and placement. After developing an individualized treatment plan, your provider administers local anesthesia and places a series of implants into your gums.

dental implantsIf you’re missing one tooth, you’ll only receive one implant. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you’ll likely receive four implants with the All-on-4® system.

Following the procedure, the team attaches a temporary prosthesis to your implants, and you return home while your mouth heals.

Once your mouth heals, you return to the San Ramon Dental Excellence office. The team conducts an exam and takes digital impressions of your gums and remaining teeth.

They send your impressions to a lab that manufactures your permanent crown, fixed-bridge, or implant-supported dentures.

Brushing teethSeveral weeks later, you return to the office. At your third and final appointment, the team attaches your permanent prosthesis to your implants, and you can enjoy your beautiful, functional set of teeth. 

How do I keep my dental implants in great shape?

To maintain your dental implants, you need to brush and floss daily. You should also visit San Ramon Dental Excellence every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam.

If you have missing teeth and would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, call San Ramon Dental Excellence or request an appointment online today.