Have you lost a tooth to cavities, decay, periodontal disease, or trauma? Dental implants provide a brilliant option for the replacement of your missing teeth. They feel and resemble your natural teeth and restore oral functions. You will be able to speak, eat and smile with renewed confidence.
At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., we offer the highest quality dental implants in Palo Alto, California, to help reinstate your mouth functions and transform smile appearances.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium studs surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. After the implant fuses with the jawbone, it is topped with a prosthetic crown. As dental implants are rooted in the jawbone, they provide a solid support for artificial teeth. Dental implants will be an ideal tooth replacement option if you are suffering from any one of the following conditions:
- Have lost a natural tooth
- Unhappy with loose-fitting dentures
- An insufficient jawbone structure
- A sunken look of the face
- A broken tooth that cannot be repaired
- Find it challenging to chew, eat and speak
- To replace a diseased tooth
- Self-doubt about your appearance or smile
Candidates for Dental Implants
A patient will be an apt candidate for dental implants who will meet the following criteria:
- Need new replacement teeth
- Has an adequate healthy jawbone
- Has good oral health
- Medically fit for dental implants
- Aged above eighteen
The Process for Dental Implants
During your preliminary consultation, Dr. Roshan Emam will determine your fitness for the process based on the criteria mentioned above. The fixing of dental implants will take two surgical procedures. During the first surgery, the implants are placed into your jawbone. A healing duration of a couple of months is allowed for the implant to fuse with the jawbone.
After the implant fuses with the jawbone and surrounding tissues, the second phase begins. The dental implant is exposed, and a small connector piece called an abutment, protruding through the gums is placed over it. The abutment will provide the necessary support for the prosthetic tooth. The complete healing process for implants takes about six to eight months. Most patients face minimal disruption in their everyday life.
Dental Implants Aftercare
Once the implant post gets lodged firmly in your jawbone, they will serve your entire lifetime with efficient oral hygiene practices. They need the same care as your natural teeth. In addition, keep up with your regular dental check-ups and cleanings. If the crown gets damaged, it can be replaced whenever required.
To learn more about our dental implant options, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340.