It’s no secret that millions of adults are faced with tooth loss every year. Tooth decay, gum disease, or an accidental injury can rob you of the teeth that you tried so hard to protect. Fortunately, in addition to dentures and bridges, our Walnut Creek CA dental implant dentists can rebuild your smile. In fact, whenever it is feasible, dental implants are currently the highest standard in tooth replacement worldwide.
In the exact location of a missing tooth, dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots to that are anchored to the bone to provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are designed to mimic your own natural teeth.
The dental implant process begins with the development of a customized treatment plan. We will assess your needs and, if necessary, enlist the resources of a team of professionals who are specially trained in oral surgery and periodontal therapy.
Once your treatment plan has been finalized, a titanium implant post will be placed into the jawbone. During the healing phase, the implant post and the jawbone will become fused together. The strong bond between the implant and the bone will ensure that your new tooth can sustain the forces of chewing and biting. Finally, the implant post will be fitted with a customized restoration such as a porcelain crown, bridge, or denture.
The ideal candidate for dental implants is any adult who is healthy enough to tolerate a routine dental extraction or similar surgical procedure. Patients with healthy gums, sufficient bone volume, and a commitment to good oral hygiene can expect the most ideal outcome. For those patients who are heavy smokers, those suffering from uncontrolled health conditions, or patients with a history of bruxism may require additional services to ensure the success of the procedure.
We offer a wide range of customized dental implant solutions including:
- Single tooth implants
- Esthetic implants/ zirconia abutments
- Implant bridges
- Implant retained dentures/ hybrids
With a long-term success rate has consistently hovering near 98%, dental implants are designed to be permanent replacements for your missing teeth. To find out if dental implants are right for you, contact our dental office in Walnut Creek CA today.