About 3 million Americans have dental implants, and the number is growing. If you’ve lost one or several teeth, dental implants can help you achieve a natural-looking smile. To get started, visit Dr. Kian Farzaneh in Danville, California. As an oral surgeon and dental implant specialist, Dr. Farzaneh can help preserve the contour of your face and the function of your teeth with implants that stand the test of time. Call the practice to schedule a consultation or book one online today.
Dental implants are small posts, usually made of titanium, that Dr. Farzaneh surgically places into your jawbone where you have missing teeth. As the implant fuses to your natural bone, it acts as an anchor for an artificial tooth.
The dental implant structure allows the artificial tooth or teeth to function just like the rest of your teeth. When placed correctly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so Dr. Farzaneh has to determine your candidacy.
First, you’ll meet with Dr. Farzaneh and his team to take 3-D X-rays of your mouth and jaw. These pictures allow the doctor to see a comprehensive picture of your oral health, and whether or not implants will likely be successful.
To be a good candidate for implants, you should be in good oral health, and you must have enough bone in your jaw to support the implant.
If there isn’t enough bone, Dr. Farzaneh may recommend a ridge preservation bone graft to increase the odds that an implant will fuse correctly to your jaw.
If you have one missing tooth, Dr. Farzaneh places one implant and a crown. If you have two or more missing teeth, he may suggest a partial fixed bridge and two implants.
If all of your teeth are missing on the upper or lower jaw, he recommends a complete fixed bridge, with several implants.
Dr. Farzaneh offers immediate implants either before or after other dental procedures, which makes the implant process convenient and saves you the hassle of multiple appointments. After your implant procedure, he monitors the implant to ensure it has fused correctly to the bone.
Dental implants are one of the most effective, affordable ways to permanently replace missing teeth. While dentures are also an option, they can slip around and cause discomfort.
With dental implants, you can restore the function and appearance of a natural smile. You can eat and speak normally, without a lisp or any other uncomfortable symptoms.
Replacing a lost tooth or teeth with dental implants also ensures that the structure and integrity of your face stay the same. This is crucial, as lost teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift out of place, and the gaps can even affect the contour of your face when your mouth is closed.
If you’d like to replace a missing tooth or teeth, contact Dr. Farzaneh and his team about dental implants today. Call now or schedule a consultation online to get started.