Dental Implants

The Glen Dental

General Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Dental implants are a solution for missing teeth that look and feel natural. Aman Bhullar, DMD, and his team at The Glen Dental offer a variety of choices for dental implants, including full mouth solutions and teeth-in-a-day options at their office in San Jose, California. To learn more about dental implants, call the office to speak with a team member, or request an appointment online today to book an evaluation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium post that bonds to your jawbone to support an artificial tooth, also known as a crown. Implants are used to replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants are durable, and crowns are custom-made to match your existing teeth. 

Your dentist permanently implants each titanium cylinder directly into your jawbone, topped by a dental prosthetic, such as a crown. This fully restores your smile and your ability to bite, chew, and speak normally.

Dental implants can restore the look and function of a single tooth or a row of several missing teeth. Implants are also used to anchor fixed bridge dentures when a full arch of teeth requires restoration. 

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If you have missing teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, your dentist performs a comprehensive evaluation to assess the health of your gums and the integrity of your jawbone. This includes an oral examination, X-rays, and a thorough review of your medical history.

If you qualify for dental implants, your dentist may recommend preliminary treatments to prepare your mouth for the implant process. These may include:

  • Gum disease treatment
  • Extraction of decayed or damaged teeth
  • Bone grafts to strengthen the jawbone

The skilled dentists at The Glen Dental use advanced technology to plan your implant procedure to ensure a precise fit for each artificial tooth. 

How does the dental implant process work?

Your dentist begins the process by embedding each implant post into your jawbone. These posts are made of titanium; they fuse to your bone through a process called osseointegration, which typically takes three to four months. The Glen Dental also offers teeth-in-a-day options such as the All-on-4® fixed bridge.

When your implants have fully healed, your dentist attaches each artificial tooth to the post. They check your bite and make adjustments if needed to ensure that your implants feel comfortable. 

You’ll need to return for a follow-up visit to check that your implants are functioning correctly. Routine dental check-ups are recommended to check for wear and tear on your implants and to preserve the health of your gums and remaining natural teeth.

Does the dental implant process hurt?

Dental implants are a surgical procedure typically performed under local anesthesia. The team at The Glen Dental makes your comfort a priority. If you have dental anxiety or a low pain threshold, the team can discuss options to address your concerns and keep you relaxed during your procedure.

To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call The Glen Dental today or request an appointment online.