Dental Implants Sunnyvale
Are you missing one or more teeth? With dental implants, you can have a fully restored smile again. Dental implants in Sunnyvale combine one or more small titanium posts with a custom-made prosthetic to replace what you're missing. When your procedure is finished, you can look forward to results that are unlike anything you can achieve with traditional prosthetics alone.
Understanding Dental Implants
When faced with tooth loss, you should work to replace your teeth right away. You miss much more than just the aesthetics that your natural teeth offer—including the vital tooth root that lies below the gum line. This part of the smile stimulates blood flow, keeping the jaw strong and holding the rest of your teeth in place.
Thankfully, dental implants in Mesquite offer a solution that replicates the entire structure of your natural teeth—both above and below the gum line. Dental implants are made up of three parts: the implant post (below the gum line), abutment attachment (between the implant post and the prosthetic), and the actual customized dental prosthetic that best addresses your level of tooth loss.
Getting Dental Implants in Sunnyvale
A full implant procedure is completed in two phases. In the first phase, one or more implant posts will be surgically placed in your jaw. Then, once your post(s) and your jaw have formed a bond with each other, Dr. Philip will attach your new prosthetic. We can use dental implants to secure everything from a single dental crown to a full denture. Thanks to the versatility of dental implants, more patients can experience satisfying results, in addition to better long-term health.
Benefits of Dental Implants: Stable Smiles, Stronger Jaws
When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root that anchored it to your jaw. This can have a long-term impact on your oral and overall health, as the loss of your tooth roots can lead to bone loss in your jaw. With enough bone loss, it's possible for nearby teeth to become weak and to fall out as well. Dental implants are designed to prevent bone loss by taking on the role previously held by your natural tooth roots.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dr. Philip will assess your oral health to make sure that you have enough jaw bone structure to hold your dental implants in place permanently. This isn’t the only thing that Dr. Philip will evaluate to determine if dental implants are the best restorative option for you. In fact, ask yourself these quick questions to begin thinking if dental implants are a good option for you:
- Are you committed to improving your oral health?
- Are you willing to quit smoking or using tobacco if you’re a current user?
- Do you feel as if your jaw is in good strength? Do you have a premature aged appearance from a sunken jaw?
- Do you have any pre-existing conditions that may interfere with your oral surgery?
Do you have more questions about dental implants or if you’re truly a good candidate? Contact our Sunnyvale dental practice (972) 961-4105 to schedule an appointment