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Dental Implants Specialist

San Ramon Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

If you’re missing one or more permanent teeth, dental implants offer an effective and long-lasting replacement solution. What’s more, with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime. At San Ramon Dental Excellence in San Ramon, California, the team offers both traditional and All-on-4® dental implants. To schedule an appointment today, book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that act just like tooth roots. Your provider at San Ramon Dental Excellence places them into your jawbone during a quick, outpatient procedure. Titanium is a durable metal that’s also well tolerated by your body.

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

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Compared to traditional oral prosthetics, dental implants provide many benefits. For one, they don’t slip around. Because they’re fused to your jaw, your crown, bridge, or implant-supported dentures stay firmly in place. Additionally, dental implants make it easier to chew and speak.

Dental implants can also improve your oral health. If you’re missing permanent teeth, you’re more likely to experience receding gums and bone deterioration. Dental implants can also improve your self-esteem, restoring your smile to a healthy, near-original condition.

What is the treatment process for getting dental implants?

At San Ramon Dental Excellence, getting dental implants begins with an in-office consultation. During this appointment, the team assesses your dental health and determines if you have disease-free gums and sufficient bone volume. If not, they may recommend a bone grafting procedure before moving forward with treatment.

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

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

Following the procedure, the team attaches a provisional prosthesis to your implants. You return home for a period of three to four months while your mouth heals.

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

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

Several weeks later, you return again. At your third and final appointment, the team attaches your permanent prosthesis to your implants.

How do I keep my dental implants in great shape?

To keep your dental implants in great shape, it’s important to brush and floss daily. You should also visit San Ramon Dental Excellence every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam.

Don’t let missing teeth negatively affect your oral health or confidence. Schedule an appointment for dental implants at San Ramon Dental Excellence today. Book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.