Your concern about missing teeth can now be put to an end as our implant dentistry department works hand-hand to give our patients a fuller smile at our dental practice in Menlo Park, CA. Implant dentistry deals with improving and enhancing your smile with the help of artificial tooth support structures. It improves patient’s self-confidence by providing them a well-functioning set of teeth that looks and feels natural.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are embedded in the jawbone. They provide structural support to place artificial restorations (crowns) in the place of missing ones. Implants are generally made of Titanium as they are strong, durable, and does not wear and tear. We use dental implants as a part of restorative, cosmetic, and periodontal dental treatments.
What advantages do they offer our patients?
Apart from restoring the smile to its fullest, dental implants can offer patients a lot of benefits.
- Maintains and improves facial structure.
- Improves teeth aesthetics.
- Allows patients to eat any type of food.
- Prevents bone deterioration, overcrowding, and misalignments.
- Improves overall confidence and self-esteem.
- Improves speech and phonetics.
- Distributes bite forces evenly throughout the mouth.
Getting your dental implants
Almost anyone with missing teeth is eligible for implants. But as you visit your Melno park dentist to get your customized implant, we go through a series of steps.
Planning Stage – Planning stage involves a proper oral examination of the patients’ teeth to understand the requirement. This would involve a series of digital X-rays and evaluation of medical history.
Placing the implant – The dentist would place the dental implant in place of the missing root offering strong anchorage.
Healing – After placing the implant, the tissues surrounding the implant would be allowed to heal.
Abutment –Once healed, the abutment is placed over the implant to connect the implant with the restoration.
Placing the restoration – A temporary restoration in the form a dental crown will be placed over the implant.
Getting your dental implants is virtually painless and can be performed very systematically. Your dentist will discuss aftercare instructions as you visit our practice for your customized implants.
To understand more about dental implants, request an appointment with us in Menlo Park, CA, at +1 (650) 325-2829.