According to the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry’s satisfied patients in San Jose, Los Altos and the San Francisco area, dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a synthetic root that supports a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. Implants are made out of titanium alloy or zirconium. Once you decide to get dental implants, we collaborate to create a plan that provides you with stable, beautiful and functional new teeth.
Whether you want to replace a single tooth or to create a full mouth of secure, stable new teeth, implants are a proven, long-lasting alternative to bridges and dentures. As substitute teeth roots, implants bond with the bone to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Suitable Candidates for Dental Implants
Suitable dental implant candidates include individuals who are in good overall physical, mental and oral health. Patients with sufficient jawbone height are ideal candidates for dental implants, but other options are available if needed. The best candidates do not have periodontal disease and have healthy gum tissue.
Tailored Dental Implant Treatment Plan
Renowned Bay Area dentist Dr. Field will create a tailored treatment plan for your dental implants, which includes how to position the implant(s). Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Field can replace a single tooth with a single implant and a porcelain crown, or he can replace several teeth with bridges supported by implants.
For patients who require dental implants in the upper back jaw (where patients typically have insufficient bone quality or quantity to support implants), Dr. Field may perform sinus augmentation to raise the sinus floor and amplify bone for proper implant placement.
Dr. Field is also able to account for jaw deformities that may make it difficult to position dental implants by performing ridge modifications. In this process, Dr. Field lifts the gum off the ridge to reveal any defects in the jawbone. He then fills any imperfections with bone or synthetic bone matter to rebuild the ridge and optimize dental implant results.
How to Care for Dental Implants
You should care for dental implants and veneers in the same manner that you would care for regular teeth: Brush and floss daily, and visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Dr. Field will provide further instructions or schedule follow-up appointments for you, so he can monitor your dental health.
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You, too, could experience the wonderful benefits of dental implants! Call (650) 949-3376 to schedule your consultation appointment today!