Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function naturally. A person who has lost teeth can regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that they appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. If you are looking for dental implants in San Ramon, contact Dr. Jin to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What is an implant?
Implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium creating a strong foundation for the implants. In addition, they can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when there are missing teeth.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With the help of dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo an oral examination and health history. During an implant consultation visit, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Jin, DDS or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement.
For most patients, the placement of them involves two surgical procedures. First, they are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After they are bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Jin, DDS can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire dental implants procedure in San Ramon usually takes between six and eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Make An Appointment
Dr. Carol Jin, DDS and her team of trained professionals have been happily providing dental implants in San Ramon for many years and many more to come. We would be happy to help with your oral health needs. Please contact us to set up an appointment.