What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are the next best thing to a natural tooth. Implants can replace one or multiple teeth that are no longer viable, and they look, feel and function just like the real thing. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post topped with a porcelain crown. The titanium post replicates the root of the tooth that is missing or has been removed, and this post is surgically implanted into the jawbone where it will begin to fuse with the bone to form a permanent bond.
In cases where multiple teeth need to be replaced, dental implants can support a bridge or dentures to create a natural look and feel.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the ideal form of tooth replacement for a multitude of reasons. Consider just a few of these benefits:
- Long-lasting and durable. Over time, a dental implant will fuse with the jawbone, making it a solid, durable tooth replacement solution that can last for years to come.
- Natural appearance. Once a crown is placed over the implant, it provides superior esthetics and a very natural look.
- Natural function. With the strength of titanium and porcelain construction, dental implants are powerful alternatives that deliver a bite strength equal to that of a natural tooth.
- Preserve jawbone structure. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone eventually begins to lose its shape and function, so dental implants are key to preserving the integrity of the bone and supporting your surrounding teeth.
Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?
If you have a natural tooth that has been compromised, whether through a fracture, decay or other situation, then a dental implant may be the right solution for you. When one or more teeth can no longer be salvaged due to decay or damage, an implant can help restore your beautiful smile.
In order to be eligible for dental implants, it’s important that your overall health and your oral health are in good condition. The bone structure in your jaw must also be sufficient to support an implant, but most patients may still be candidates for an implant if a bone grafting procedure is completed first.
Why Choose Santa Clara Oral Surgery & Dental Implants?
At Santa Clara Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, when we say we do dental implants differently, we mean it. Our team strives to put patients at ease from beginning to end of every appointment with us. If you need dental implants, rest assured as our modern approach employs highly advanced technology and techniques along with a team of highly skilled surgeons.