Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that is quickly gaining popularity thanks to their many advantages for patients with missing teeth. Comprised of three main pieces, these implants are designed to look and feel as realistic as your natural teeth.
Tooth loss is nothing to laugh about, but this course of tooth replacement treatment can restore your smile to it’s bright sheen again. With a strength, longevity, and permanence to rival any of your natural teeth, dental implants can be a one-time investment for a lifetime of smiles.
The journey to a complete smile can sometimes be daunting, as the average length of the dental implant process can last from four to six months. However, our patients in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin, CA have found the benefits of the implants themselves to far outweigh the journey it took to get there.
Dental implant offer a score of benefits, from giving you a realistic artificial tooth, to having the strength to withstand your favorite food and drinks. They also have added bonuses of being simple to clean and maintain, with little to no risk of diseases such as tooth decay.
We’ve had a handful of patients trade in their dentures for dental implants, having found their dentures to be tedious to care for and maintain. Dental implants offer a respite from the constant care and replacement of dentures, as they are permanent and safe for the oral health of your jawbone and surrounding teeth. If dentures are doing more harm than good in your life, consider dental implants as a replacement.
Your candidacy for dental implants will be determined by you and Dr. Sjoberg during your consultation, but there are a few factors that Dr. Sjoberg will look for. Dental implants are best for patients who are missing one or more teeth, are generally free from infections and periodontal disease, and have sufficient jawbone or gum tissue to support the implant itself.
For patients who seek dental implants but may not have the sufficient jawbone structure to support the implant, a solution may be found in a recommended bone graft. The procedure is meant to apply new tissue to the depleted jawbone area in order to stimulate growth and revitalize the jawbone. This way, the dental implant has a stronger foundation for osseointegration to take place.
Of all the causes of tooth loss, tooth decay (otherwise known as cavities), are becoming the most common. As the 2nd most common disease in the world after the common cold, adults are just as prone to this disease as a result of poor oral care. Should you lose a tooth to this disease, Dr. Sjoberg may recommend that dental implants be applied to replace your lost tooth.
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Are you missing one or more teeth in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin, CA? Consider dental implants as your chosen tooth replacement option, with all the benefits and advantages it has to offer. We encourage our patients to explore this site for more information about the dental implant process, cost and financing and more. Contact us today if you’re ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sjoberg, and discover today if dental implants are best for you and your smile.