Dental implants are modern-day restorative treatments in dentistry that are recommended for patients needing to fill voids created by missing teeth. They are created to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. People with dental implants can once again smile with confidence.
At Roshan Emam DDS, we offer the highest quality dental implants in Palo Alto, CA. A widely popular procedure, dental implants are titanium posts surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, we attach replacement teeth onto them. Because dental implants are rooted in the jawbone, they provide fixed support for artificial teeth.
Why Do You Need Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide the best treatment if you are suffering from one or more of the following:
- Loss of one or more of your real teeth
- Frustration with loose dentures or partials
- Bone loss in the jaw area
- A sunken look of the face
- A broken tooth that cannot be fixed
- Difficulty chewing, eating, and speaking because of missing teeth
- An infected tooth that must be extracted
- Self-doubt about your appearance or smile
Who Is Suitable for Dental Implants?
You are a perfect choice for dental implants if you meet the following conditions:
- Need new replacement teeth
- Have an adequately healthy jawbone
- Have good oral health
- Medically fit for dental implants
- Aged above eighteen
What Is the Process for Dental Implants?
Dental implants and the prosthetics they support are placed within two surgical procedures. First, the implants are surgically installed into your jawbone. A healing period of a couple of months is required to allow for the fusion of the implant with the jawbone. Meanwhile, temporary dentures can be worn and a soft food diet should be consumed.
After the jawbone has healed and fused with the implant, the second procedure will be done. The dental implants are exposed, and small posts that protrude through the gums are attached. These posts will provide the necessary support for prosthetic teeth. The complete healing process typically takes six to eight months. Most patients continue with their daily life with little to no disruption.
Do Implants Need Special Care?
Once the implants are secured, they will serve you well for many years if you take good care of them and keep your oral cavity healthy. To do this, you have to practice good oral hygiene and regularly keep appointments with your dentist.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, call Roshan Emam DDS, in Palo Alto, CA at (650) 321-0340 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Emam.