Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. After placement, these implants are capped with a dental crown restoration to create a natural-looking and durable tooth replacement. Compared to dentures and dental bridges, dental implants are the only restorative treatment that prevents jawbone recession. Dental implants are ideal for patients looking to improve their oral health or appearance. At Bjelajac Dental Practice, Inc, dental implants can replace single teeth, multiple consecutive teeth, and even an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
Dental implants might be right for you if you miss one or more teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. They look and feel more natural than removable dentures and can help you regain confidence in your smile. Plus, they help preserve the bone in your jaw that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Implants are secure and can last a lifetime if properly maintained.
Dental implants are made of titanium posts which act as artificial tooth roots for your replacement teeth. Titanium is a biocompatible material that will not reject your body’s cells or cause an allergic reaction. The implant is inserted into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure in our dental office under local anesthesia or light sedation. After the implant has fused to the bone, it will be uncovered, and an abutment and crown will be placed on top of the implant to complete the restoration.
The dental implant procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation for patients anxious about oral surgery. Local anesthesia numbs your mouth, so you don’t feel any pain during the surgery, and sedation helps you relax during your procedure so you can rest comfortably in your chair. Most patients report little-to-no pain with their dental implant procedure. They are an excellent option for tooth loss because they permanently replace teeth, prevent bone loss, and look and feel natural. The implant is a small titanium post placed in your jawbone. Abutments are attached to the implant to connect the tooth or crown to your jaw. Once the abutments and crown are in place, you can chew normally, speak clearly, and confidently smile! After the process, healing begins immediately as the titanium posts integrate with the jaw tissue over time.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable teeth. To learn more about dental implants, visit Bjelajac Dental Practice, Inc at 1795 El Camino Real #100, Palo Alto, CA 94306, or call (650) 328-1223.