San Jose, CA area dentist describes the implant for replacing a single tooth
The loss of a single tooth can have a huge impact on the aesthetics of the smile. It can also affect the way in which the teeth function, reducing one’s ability to properly eat and speak. This is why the team of the Center for Implant Dentistry in San Jose, CA will suggest restoration of the missing tooth.
A patient can restore his or her smile after tooth loss in several ways. The most common methods are dentures (full and partial), bridges, and implants. The most desirable, however, is dental implants because of their many benefits.
Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry may suggest dental implants to patients who are the proper candidates. Patients who have enough bone structure may be the perfect individuals for the placement of implants because bone is necessary to hold the implant in place. This is what makes dental implants so strong; they derive their strength from the bone, just as a natural tooth does. Once placed, osseointegration takes place, in which for the bone fuses to the implant, resulting in a firm, stable foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture.
At the Center for Implant Dentistry, we may recommend dental implants, which are made of titanium. They look like screws and are placed into the jawbone. They act as a natural tooth root and they can be restored over the top in many different ways. Patients may use implants for implant-supported dentures, allowing them to avoid using dental adhesives to keep their prosthetics in place. Dental implants can support a dental bridge or a dental crown to provide a replacement tooth in the space left from missing teeth. These versatile restorations are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement and should always be considered whenever possible as they can last a lifetime!
Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta and the rest of the team at the Center for Implant Dentistry encourage patients to speak to them about replacing missing teeth in the most technologically advanced way in their San Jose, CA facility.