Tooth loss is still a major health concern for many; main causes of tooth loss include, tooth decay, gum diseases, or injury. For a while, the only available dental remedy for missing teeth was bridges and dentures. However, San Ramon dental implants represent a new and effective alternative to the bridges, partials or complete dentures.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are artificial teeth roots, surgically placed into the jawbone under the gum line. An implant allows the dentist to mount a replacement tooth or a bridge in the area. The implant provides a permanent base for a fixed, replacement tooth. In most cases, the tooth root is made from a titanium post.
A dental implant is an ideal dental procedure, particularly for the individuals with missing teeth, failing teeth, or those with chronic dental problems. Strong and sturdy, San Ramon dental implants restore lost teeth to their former glory so that they look, fit, and function like natural teeth.
Solid and steadfast a dental implant in San Ramon, restores a lost tooth so that it operates like a natural tooth.
What makes dental implants safe and secure?
At Draper Family Dentistry, our dentists use medical-grade titanium to implant the root fixture. With time, the root fuses with the living cells of the bones making the implant part of your body. The amalgamation of the titanium root and the jawbone results into a robust and stable dental fabric that does not slip or become loose.
Unlike bridges, crowns, and dentures, dental implants provide an effective long-term solution. Since they do not require anchoring, dental implants benefit the general oral health and function like natural teeth. Dental implants, allow one to enjoy their life freely without getting embarrassed because of an awkward smile, distortion of your face or even the misalignment of the dental structure.
Types of dental implants in San Ramon
There are a few types of dental implants. The implants differ regarding the placement of the implants relative to the hard and soft tissues of the jawbone.
• Endosteal implants
The endosteal implant is the most commonly used implant. It involves embedding a root (often screw-shaped or root-shaped) into the hard and soft tissues of a patient’s jawbone. Each implant clasps one or more prosthetic teeth.
The subperiosteal implant entails placing the root on top of the jaw with the metal structure posts bulging through the gum to clasp the prosthesis. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixated to the bone. The subperiosteal implants are often used by patients who are unable to have minimal bone weight and are unable to wear the conventional dentures.
• Transosteal implants
For maximum hold, the Transosteal implant goes completely through the jawbone and gum tissues of a patient`s mouth don to the base of the hard tissue.
Basics of dental implants
The first step of a dental implant is the development of a treatment plan; individual needs determine each implant. Development of a plan is done through a consultation process. At Draper Family Dentistry, we have a team of professional dentists who will attend to all your queries and develop an ideal treatment plan for you.
The second step, which is the most important, is the actual dental implantation procedure. Depending on your needs, alignment of teeth and other factors, a typical dental implant take one to two hours, with the healing process taking six to 12 weeks.
If you have any questions about dental implants or how we can help your smile, feel free to contact us today at (925) 866-0160.