Dr. Carol Jin, located in San Ramon, specializes in addressing gaps in teeth, which can be caused by various factors such as a damaged tooth, the need for extraction of a non-repairable tooth, or an injury. She prioritizes preserving natural teeth, but in instances when tooth loss is inevitable, there are various replacement options.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a natural-feeling prosthetic that is surgically anchored into your jawbone.
- They Look Natural
- They Prevent Bone Loss
- They Are Permanent
- They Allow You To Eat Your Favorite Foods
- They Help You To Speak Clearly
- They Can Last The Rest Of Your Life
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
If you are an adult who needs to replace a missing tooth, you are a possible candidate for this procedure. Whether you are missing one tooth, several, or even all of them, dental implants can be a permanent solution for you.
Parts Of A Dental Implant
This permanent tooth procedure is made up of three parts.
- The first step towards your tooth replacement is the post, which is made of medical-grade titanium. Your dentist will surgically place this into your jawbone, where it will fuse with your jawbone and act as the new root of your tooth.
- The second step is the abutment which attaches to the post above the gums and provides a strong foundation for your new tooth.
- And the last step is a permanent dental crown, which may be a bridge or a custom-made tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
How Should I Take Care Of My Implant?
After the dentist implants the post, it will take several weeks to fuse into your jaw. Your dentist will evaluate your progress and will place your permanent crown when the fusing process is complete. You will need to modify your diet at first, but you will be back to your usual eating habits within 3 to 6 months. After your healing process, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth, including flossing and brushing and regular visits to your dentist. It is far more convenient than dentures.
Renew Your Smile With Dental Implants
If tooth replacement can help you gain confidence in your smile, Dr. Carol Jin and our experienced team are ready to help. Call us to schedule an appointment to learn more about how dental implants can work for you.