San Ramon Dental Implants
Dental implants are an extremely popular procedure used to replace missing teeth. This procedure requires that a titanium support is surgically fused with the patient's jawbone. This step will create an anchor for a false tooth. False teeth used in dental implant procedures appear to be natural and are selected to match the unique color of each patient's teeth. Typically, dental implants are used for an individual tooth; however, they can (and often are) be used as an alternative to dentures.
Advantages of dental implants
Implants are extremely natural looking
Very stable and comfortable compared to traditional dentures
They last a lifetime
Disadvantages of dental implants
Implants are expensive and a major financial investment
The process of getting implants can be time-consuming and requires multiple visits to the dentist
There is a chance the surgery fails (roughly 5% of the time)
Types of implants
Your dentist will be able to tell you which of the three types of implants are right for you:
Root form implant: This is the most common type of implant where the screw is shaped like the root of a tooth.
Plate Form Implant: This type of implant has a flat and long shape and is better suited for a narrow jawbone.
Subperiosteal Implants: In some cases where there is not enough bone width or height for the root form or plate form implant, a subperiosteal implant may be prescribed. This type of implant is designed to sit on top of the bone but under the gums.
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- To Implant or Not To Implant
- Replacing Missing Teeth
- Caring For Your Implants
- Lose a Loose Implant
- Better Dental Implants