Dental implants are titanium posts that are meant to mimic tooth roots. These posts are well tolerated by your body. Following the procedure, your bone grows around the implant to create a supportive foundation for the crown, bridge or implant supported denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Dental implants don’t slip around because they’re fused to your jaw
- They make it easier to chew and speak
- Can improve oral health – with missing teeth, you’re more likely to experience gum recession and bone deterioration
- Improve self-esteem, giving you a confident smile!
Process of getting Dental Implants:
The process begins with an in-office consultation. At this consultation, the doctor will determine if you have sufficient bone volume and disease free gums. If this is not the case, the doctor may recommend bone grafting prior to dental implants. The team will then take digital impressions of your mouth. The software used for the digital impressions will guide the doctor in creating a treatment plan for the implants. After developing the treatment plan, the provider will administer anesthesia and place the implant into your gum line. Following this, the team will place provisional prosthesis to your implants. Your mouth will heal for three to four months before your next appointment.
Once your mouth has healed, you will return to San Ramon Dental Excellence where the doctor will examine the implants and take another digital impression of the gums. This impression will then be sent to the lab where your permanent crown, bridge or implant-supported denture is manufactured. After a few more weeks you will return to our office and a doctor will attach your permanent prosthesis to your implant.
Maintaining good oral hygiene with your dental implants:
- Brush & floss daily
- Visit san ramon dental excellence every six months for your checkup and cleaning
Schedule an appointment now at San Ramon Dental Excellence. Call 925-866-8890 or visit our website to book online.