8105 Edgewater Dr. Suite 124,
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 924-7310
Are you tired of dealing with the gaps in your smile? Missing teeth can not only affect your confidence but also impact your oral health. Thankfully, there is a solution that can bring back your beautiful smile and restore functionality to your mouth: dental implants.
When it comes to dental implants, the procedure is relatively straightforward. First, a thorough examination of your teeth and gums will be conducted by your dentist to determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery. Once it has been determined that dental implants are the best solution for your missing teeth, the next step is to create a personalized treatment plan. This plan will take into consideration factors such as the number of implants needed and any additional procedures that may be necessary.
On the day of the surgery, local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Your dentist will then carefully place titanium posts into your jawbone to act as artificial roots for your new teeth. These posts will fuse with your natural bone over time through a process called osseointegration. After the initial surgery, there is typically a healing period of several months, during which time osseointegration takes place. During this phase, it's important to follow all post-operative instructions provided by your dentist in order to promote proper healing and minimize discomfort. Once osseointegration is complete, abutments are attached to the implanted posts. These abutments serve as connectors between the implants and artificial teeth or crowns that will be placed on top.
Custom-made artificial teeth or crowns are created and attached securely to the abutments using dental cement or screws. The end result? A beautiful smile that looks and functions just like natural teeth!
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants offer a multitude of advantages.
To learn more, contact Oakland Smile Dental at 8105 Edgewater Dr. Suite 124, Oakland, CA 94621, or call (510) 924-7310.