Achieve Your Forever Smile with Dental Implants
Have missing teeth? If you are looking for a tooth replacement solution to complete your smile, consider dental implants as a viable solution. The Glen Dental of San Jose offers implant placement and restoration to return a fully functioning bite into your life.
With a 95-98% success rate, dental implants are surgically placed to support the loss of a single tooth, several teeth, or a full arch. They provide a solid and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth to give you the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
Schedule a consultation today to find out if you qualify for dental implants.
Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?
If you want to know if dental implant solutions are right for you, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health. We use advanced technology to take x-rays of your mouth with a special focus on the integrity of your jaw bone and gum health. We will also ask questions about your medical history to make sure that the implant process will work for you.
During this consultation, talk to us about your sedation options. We want to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout treatment.
Once qualified, your treatment plan may consist of preliminary procedures to optimize your implants for the best results. These services may include gum disease therapy, extraction, or bone grafts to strengthen the targeted bone area for placement.
Gum Disease Treatment - We want to make sure your gum tissue is free from disease and infection and will perform dental scaling and root planning treatment if you have periodontal disease.Extraction – We perform tooth extraction when you have untreatable teeth, or we need to prepare your mouth for a full denture. Bone Graft – When the jaw does not have enough bone to support the implant rod properly, a graft will help regenerate bone to the targeted area.
What Can I Expect During Implant Placement?
The high success rate of implants starts with precise placement. Our dentists are trained in implants and use their knowledge and experience to place implant cases effectively.
Once placed, the implant rod will fuse to the bone through a process called osseointegration, unifying the two to give you a life-time anchor for tooth restorations.
Time is given for the area to heal before we take an impression of your mouth and have your restoration designed. The implant process may take 3-4 months or more depending on how many preliminary services are needed and how fast healing takes.
Once the final restoration is set in place, we encourage patients to return for routine dental appointments, so we can inspect for signs of wear and provide dental care for gum tissue and any natural teeth you may have left.
Does Getting Implants Hurt?
Your comfort is an important part of the treatment plan. If you have dental anxieties or a low pain threshold, talk to us. We want to educate you about the process, so you are confident each time you visit. Knowing what to expect is often can often eradicate dental fear.
Our compassionate staff and dentists will help answer all your questions and can talk to you about sedation options and how they can help make the experience more relaxing.
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What Restorations Work with Implants?
Depending on how many teeth are missing, we have restorations for you.
Single missing tooth – We use a crown for single tooth replacement. This crown sits on an abutment which is attached to the implant. It is often used in the smile zone as it blends in seamlessly with neighboring teeth.
A row of missing teeth – We use an implant-supported bridge or partial denture to replace multiple teeth in a row. This is a stand-alone, permanent solution that does not compromise nearby teeth.
A full arch of teeth – Implant-supported dentures are used to replace the bottom, upper, or both arches of teeth. This type of denture is supported by as few as four implants.
Should I get Dental Implants?
We often address the topic of tooth replacement with patients who come to us with missing teeth or need extraction treatment. During these conversations, we answer questions about the cost of implant dentistry in comparison to other cosmetic dental services. It is important for us to explore all options and discuss the benefits of each, which includes cost, for you to make an informed decision about your oral health.
How Are Dental Implants Affordable?
An implant will address problems that a traditional cosmetic solution cannot. Several dental services will address smile design goals, like veneers, flappers, bridges, and dentures with less up-front costs. Understanding your oral health goals will help you decide which treatment works best for you.
Dental implants are an investment in your long-term oral health. Many benefits are resulting from choosing implants over other surface tooth replacements.
Top 7 Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Helps preserve jawbone integrity
- Supports facial structure from the sunken look
- Stops the shifting of neighboring teeth
- Improves confidence when smiling or eating in public
- Gives the freedom to eat all your favorite foods
- Limits future costs and time spent at the dentist for restorative care
- Easy to care for as natural teeth
Can My Dental Implant Fail?
Even with such a high success rate, there are instances when a dental implant may fail. We have helped many patients achieve success when they come to us for help with a failing implant that they received elsewhere. Signs you may have a failing implant include:
- Pain when chewing
- Inflamed gum tissue around the site
- Loose restoration
- Trapped food in surrounding gum tissue
- Discomfort that does not go away
If you experience any signs of a failing implant, please contact our office right away.
What If My Restoration Breaks?
Replacement for a dental implant restoration is easy. Since the implant rod is secured in your jaw bone, we only need to order a new restoration from the lab. Once the lab sends us the new replacement, we simply screw the new one in place. There is no additional work to the area or need for a temporary while you wait.
Choose High-Quality Dental Implants
If you live or work in the San Jose, CA area, schedule a dental implant consultation with us at The Glen Dental. We look forward to helping you achieve your forever smile!
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