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Cosmetic Dentistry in San Jose

Dental implants may sound somewhat scary, but they are an excellent way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. If you wish to restore your ability to smile with confidence and speak and eat as if you have normal teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Dental implants may replace dentures or teeth that are either missing or loose, and technological advancements have allowed implants to become a positive, long-lasting way for people to regain their confidence when they smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a substitute tooth root that mimics a normal tooth root. The implants are either placed in or on the jawbone by surgeons and are an effective way to replace missing teeth.

What Does a Dental Implant Do?

Dental implants are permanent objects used to replace missing teeth. They may support a full denture, allowing the structure to be more secure and comfortable. Fixed bridges may also be supported by dental implants, and may eliminate the need for partial removable dentures. With today’s technology, teeth surrounding the dental implant or implants are no longer cut or harmed in any way.

What are the Positives of Getting Dental Implants?

Dental implants may support replacement teeth just as well as natural teeth. They are a permanent alternative to dentures, which may cause pain and come loose at inopportune times. Dental implants restore a person’s smile by filling in holes left by missing teeth and allow an individual to chew and act as they once did. Dental implants have over a 90% success rate and may last a lifetime.

What are the Negatives of Getting Dental Implants?

Dental implants are more costly than dentures or removable bridges, and acquiring dentures may take longer than dentures. Implant success cannot be guaranteed, because every person is different. Implants may become loose and may need to be replaced, and have the possibility of getting infected after surgery.

What Does the Dental Implant Procedure Entail?

No two dental implant procedures are the same. Patients usually have teeth implanted in the dentist’s office, using local anesthesia. In a rare situation, a person may need to spend recovery time in a hospital. After a person receives dental implants, they need to brush, floss, and visit a dentist regularly to ensure success.

Is it a Painful Procedure?

A majority of people who receive dental implants say the procedure entails little pain and discomfort, and most patients state it is less painful than a tooth extraction. As specified above, local anesthesia may be used during the procedure, and if there is any soreness, it may be treated with over-the-counter pain medications.

Do You Have Further Question? Call Us!

These are just a few of the questions people may have regarding dental implants. If you have more questions or wish to determine if dental implants are right for you, please call our office and schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We look forward to hearing from you.

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