There are many ways to restore the smile after tooth loss, and many patients are overwhelmed at the decision making process. There are three primary methods of repair including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Choosing the one right for you may seem like a daunting task. This is why the team of Innovative Dental Concepts of San Ramon, California encourages patients to schedule a consultation appointment and initial examination to discuss the possibilities.
Patients who want a permanent tooth replacement option that will last a lifetime are often advised to consider the benefits of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that a dentist surgically places into the bone of the jaw. It acts as a natural tooth root and can be restored in many ways. Some dental implants are restored with a dental crown over the abutment to act as a single false tooth. Others are restored with a dental bridge to anchor it or a denture to provide stability. Dental implants are incredibly versatile which makes them a highly desirable solution.
Dental implants are best known for their permanency. Patients can enjoy a dental implant for the rest of their life with proper care and attention. This often requires regular visits and examinations with Innovative Dental Concepts. Conditions such as periodontal disease can cause the implants to fall out, so it is best for patients with good oral health to consider such tooth replacement options. Patients with sufficient bone structure are the best candidates for implants. Bone grafting can also be considered but we may encourage some patients to consider alternatives depending on their oral health history.
Drs. Parag Kachalia and Charity Duncan of San Ramon, California have dedicated their practice to assisting patients with a wide range of treatments. At Innovative Dental Concepts, restorative care is just one aspect of service. Patients who are interested in learning more about dental implants and live in the community are welcome to contact the practice at (925) 362-8209 or schedule an appointment at their conveniently located practice at 525 Bollinger Canyon Way, Suite 100.