Are You Missing One or More Teeth?
Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, would you like a permanent solution for that tooth loss? Our dentists and team can help you through the entire process of getting dental implants in San Ramon, California. Dr. Michel Raad is an experienced prosthodontist and can place your dental implants at Luxor Dental, giving you a flawless restoration.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to be the longest-lasting and most stable of dental restorations. They simulate the structure of natural teeth with two parts: the post and the prosthesis. The post is a small screw, typically made of titanium, that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, just like the roots of natural teeth but even more stable. After this is placed, there is typically a brief healing period that allows the jaw and mouth to heal and accept the post. If you do not have a good foundation for an implant, our dentists may first recommend a bond graft or sinus lift before placement.
When this healing period is over, our team is then able to place the prosthesis, the part of the implant that looks and acts like the natural tooth. These can be crowns for single teeth, bridges for multiple teeth or even full or partial dentures for a large number of teeth being replaced. Regardless of the type, each prosthesis is made to fit your individual smile in size, color and function.
What Are the Benefits of Implants?
Implants are incredibly stable and work to preserve your oral health for years and decades to come. After your treatment, your implant will blend in with your natural smile in both form and function. Taking care of your implant is just as easy as caring for your natural teeth, too! Your implant can last for life, though the prosthesis will need to be replaced a few times over the life of the implant. There is really no restoration option that can match the benefits of implants!
What Are My Restoration Options?
While you are preparing to replace one or more missing teeth with a dental implant, our dentists will discuss all your replacement options with you. Once your implant post has been placed, we will help you determine which restoration will sit atop the post to best meet your specific needs and complete your smile. Some of the most common restorations include:
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is ideal for replacing a single missing tooth. Each crown is custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth and replicates the entire tooth, starting from the gumline. Your crown can be made from a number of different materials, including porcelain, gold, or a combination of porcelain and metal. Our dentists will help you choose a material that matches the natural shade of your teeth for a seamless tooth replacement.
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge. This fixed restoration is non-removable and is anchored into place by your implant and one or more dental crowns. These crowns and implant will hold your restoration in place so it cannot easily shift or loosen, and it is designed to last you for many years, restoring the appearance and function of your smile.
Complete or partial implant-supported dentures are popular among patients who have experience using removable dentures and are looking for a more stable alternative or who are looking to replace a full arch of teeth for the first time. In some cases, our dentists will be able to retrofit pre-existing dentures to be supported with dental implants. In either case, your implant-supported denture can serve you for a lifetime when properly cared for.
How Long Do Implants Last?
Dental implants are meant to permanently replace missing teeth, and as such, they are designed to last you a lifetime. The longevity of your implant, however, is determined by how well you care for it, just like your natural teeth. This means maintaining good oral hygiene habits, such as daily brushing and flossing, and regularly visiting Dr. Michel Raad and Dr. Zeba Siddiq for your preventive care and dental check-ups. We strongly recommend that you visit our office at least once every six months for routine care and so our dentists can ensure your implants are able to last you for a lifetime.
Am I a Good Candidate for Implants?
If you are looking for a permanent solution to gaps in your smile, then implants can be a great option for you! When you come in to meet with our team, we will carefully review your oral health history and ensure that you are a good candidate. We always make sure our treatments will be the best and most comfortable choice for your smile.
Contact Our Dentists
Dental implants are a safe, effective and permanent solution for your missing teeth and with proper care can outlast even your natural teeth! Learn more about dental implants and if they’re right for you through a consultation with Dr. Raad and Dr. Siddiq by calling 925-922-4633 today. We look forward to restoring your smile!
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