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.
Dental implants are a non-removable prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. Considered the gold standard of tooth replacement options, implants are custom made to mimic the function and appearance of your teeth. The integration process allows your new implants to function much like your natural teeth, providing the stability and stimulation needed for healthy teeth. Boasting a high success rate, dental implants are long lasting and extremely durable, giving you a great smile for years to come.
The dental implant process from start to finish takes place during a set of appointments spaced out over several months. This process ensures Dr. Chao can give you the best possible results with your dental implants. Allowing a recovery period between each step of the implant process lets them integrate completely into the jawbone for a long-lasting, flawless smile. The three separate pieces of the dental implant enable them to function like natural teeth, preventing further damage and maintaining oral health.
Even though dental implants can provide the best replacement for missing teeth, not everyone will immediately qualify. To determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Chao with conduct a thorough exam of your oral health to decide the best option for you during your consultation. Fortunately, depending on the cause of your inability to qualify for implants, changing unhealthy habits or supplemental procedures might improve your candidacy. If you don’t immediately qualify, our Pleasanton dentist can create a treatment plan to give your implants the best chance for long-term success.
A less invasive procedure that can be used to restore an entire arch of teeth, All-on-4 implants can be used even in cases where you might not qualify for traditional dental implants. All-on-4 dental implants require less jawbone and can be done in as little as one or two appointments with Dr. Chao. Mounted on four implants placed strategically along the jawbone, your new teeth will function and have the appearance of natural teeth.
In cases where you don’t immediately qualify for dental implants, you may still be able to achieve a beautiful new smile. Using supplemental procedures such as tissue and bone grafts, to improve your oral health will ensure the long-term success of your implants. Dr. Sayed can ensure the long-term success of your implants. Being in good oral health is important to make sure your implant integrate successfully into the jaw bone making them strong and durable.
Seeking out a qualified dental implant provider will help ensure the procedure goes smoothly as possible, and that your implants are placed correctly. Additionally, qualified providers receive specialized training beyond dental school to help them be prepared for any complications that may arise. Dr. Chao will use her years of knowledge and experience to provide the highest quality of dental implant care possible.
Depending on the state of your mouth and the number of teeth that need to be replaced, there are different treatment options available to help give you a strong, healthy smile. During a consultation, our Pleasanton dentist will determine which treatment is ideal for your lifestyle and needs. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or an entire arch of teeth, we can design a treatment plan that will restore the function of your smile, as well as help improve and maintain your oral health.
Your candidacy for dental implants will be determined by Dr. Chao during your consultation, but there are a few factors that Dr. Chao will look for. Dental implants are best for patients who are missing one or more teeth, or want to swap out their dentures or bridges for a more permanent result. 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. Our patients in Pleasanton, CA have found the benefits of the implants themselves to far outweigh the journey it took to get there.
Dr. Maggie Chao
1475 Cedarwood Lane Suite C
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Monday: 9AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 4:30PM
Friday: 9AM – 4:30PM