Dental Implants | San Mateo

Dental Implants | San Mateo

Missing teeth are perhaps the most obvious and challenging obstacle to a beautiful smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, our San Mateo Dentist Dr. Phan can show you how dental implants can solve your problem permanently. For tooth replacement, there simply is no solution that is more durable or more lifelike than a custom-designed dental implant. If you have dealt with a missing tooth for years, you may be wondering why it is so important to fill that space now. When considering a tooth replacement solution, keep in mind that dental implants are the only comprehensive solution since they address both the visible missing tooth and the missing tooth root under the gum. The presence of a replacement tooth root not only anchors the new tooth in place, it also protects against bone loss since it is seated into the jaw bone. And the sooner you replace a missing tooth, the less likely your natural teeth are to shift out of place and create an unhealthy bite.

Dental implants are a long-term investment. Unlike other cosmetic smile treatments that may need to be redone after several years, dental implants can last a lifetime if they are well cared for. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and have a very high success rate. They are the technologically closest tooth substitute as compared to nature.

What are Reasons For Getting Dental Implants?

• Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.

• Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.

• Help to keep the jawbone from shrinking.

• Restore a patient’s confident smile.

• Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.

• Restore or enhance facial tissues.

• Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What Are the Different Types of Dental Implants?

It is important to realize that there are many different types of dental implants.

Currently, the most popular are the endosseus (root form) implants. When we hear or read about dental implants, it is usually of this type. This is further divided into 2 catagories: the standard types, and mini implants.

Mini implants are generally 3mm or less in diameter, and are usually 1 piece. It is important to know that there can be significant differences between them. Mini implants are generally less flexible restorativly, and can have a lower sucess rate. However, used properly, they can have good benefits at lower cost.

What does getting dental implants involve?

There are 2 phases in getting an implant-supported restoration. Phase 1 involves the surgical placement of the dental implant. After healing, phase 2 involves the fabrication of the tooth (crown).

Although there are many techniques in placing dental implants, we use the latest minimal-invasive surgical techniques. This not only reduces the healing time, but significantly lessens the pain and discomfort as well. It is not uncommon for patients not to need pain medication.

The usual minimum healing period is 4 months for the lower jaw, and 6 months for the upper jaw. Until then, temporary teeth are placed. Of course, you are not expected to go without teeth while the implants heal!

Do You Have A Single Missing Tooth?

San Mateo Dental Arts Can Help!

Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

In this case, a so-called one-piece or single dental implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • Excellent esthetic result
  • Life long, stable solution

 

Treatment: 

This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.

To learn more about San Mateo Dental Arts or to schedule an appointment, please call or text  San Mateo Dentist Dr. Phan Today (650) 345-7981!

San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan
San Mateo Dental Arts

2121 S El Camino Real b102
San Mateo, CA 94403

Call or Text (650) 345-7981

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San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan

2121 S El Camino Real b102
San Mateo, CA 94403

Call or Text (650) 345-7981

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