Although most dental implants are performed in a dentist’s office, some may be completed in a hospital setting. Local anesthesia is often used for these types of out-patient procedures, but various other forms of sedation may be used. Every surgery is unique, as they are based on the dentist’s office, the dentist, and the patient, and recovery time may vary, depending on the patient and the type of dental implant they received. Not everyone has a 100% dental implant success rate, but the rates have dramatically increased since the procedure was first introduced. The San Jose dental implant dentist from Comfort Dental has successfully helped numerous clients with dental implants, and may be able to help you.
Replacing a Single Tooth
A dental implant is an excellent way of replacing a single tooth that is missing due to an accident or periodontal disease. An implant does not have the disadvantages that a fixed bridge or removable denture has, and is an ideal treatment for a missing tooth because it does not affect any adjacent teeth. This means that natural teeth do not experience grinding or crowding caused by bridges, or need clasps for removable partial dentures. When a person bites, their teeth stimulate the surrounding bone, which preserves the integrity of the bone. The bone is not stimulated after a tooth falls out, and it begins to shrink. A dental implant may keep the bone intact and prevent bone loss and gum shrinkage, as well as preserve the jawbone. Unlike dentures and bridges, a dental implant is much easier to clean, and it cannot be affected by cavities.by cavities.
Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth
As people get older, they may begin to neglect their teeth. Teeth are prone to deterioration after many years of use, and if they are not properly cared for, they may get worn down, chipped, cracked, and possibly fall out due to a physical injury or tooth decay. Missing teeth can cause numerous health problems and should be replaced as soon as possible. Implant support bridges may be permanently fixed in a person’s mouth (unlike removable appliances), and act, as well as look, like natural teeth. Since dental implants replace the tooth’s natural root, the jawbone is protected from deterioration.
Implants may also keep the gum and bone from collapsing, which may lead to an unattractive smile. When a person has a traditional bridge, cement may wash away from underneath the structure, and expose the tooth to possible cavities. Dental implants cannot get cavities but still require daily brushing and flossing. Dentures are known to fit more securely and comfortably with an overdenture implant because they minimize discomfort and movement. Many older adults are seeking dental implants because of the numerous advantages, such as eating food that they could not with their old dentures.
Dental Implants in San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos & Campbell
Comfort Dental offers a free consultation for those who wish to learn more about dental implants, and see if they qualify for the said procedure. We encourage everyone who is interested in dental implants to contact our office in San Jose and discover how we may be able to help. Our team has two highly trained and experienced dentists who specialize in dental implants and strive to give every eligible patient the best dental implants possible. Give the office a call today to schedule an appointment!