Get back your happy, healthy smile with dental implant restoration services by Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California. Our cosmetic dentist has years of experience helping people obtain new dental implants as well as diagnosing and fixing failed dental implants.
What Is Dental Implant Restoration?
Implant restoration is a dental procedure that is spread out over multiple appointments to replace your missing or extracted teeth permanently. The dental implant itself is a titanium post imbedded in your jawbone; over time, it will permanently fuse to the bone during a process known as osseointegration. Ultimately, a custom-made artificial tooth or crown will be placed on top of the post, completing the restoration process.
Reasons To Get An Implant
When teeth are visibly missing or severely damaged, it can affect your self-esteem. Depending on which teeth are absent, it can become difficult to speak and eat. Tooth loss may cause a variety of oral health issues. If you are missing teeth or need an extraction, a dental implant restoration can help you avoid many of these common issues.
- Shifting & Misalignment Of Surrounding Teeth
- Increased Risk Of Dental Fractures
- Higher Incidence Of Gum Disease
- Faster Deterioration Of Other Teeth
- TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder
Is Dental Implant Restoration Right For You?
We will thoroughly examine your existing teeth and help you sort through the restoration options available to you. If any of these situations apply to you, you may wish to consider getting dental implants:
- A Painful Tooth Infection
- Missing Teeth
- Severely Chipped Tooth
- Bone Loss In Your Jaw
- You Hate How Your Dentures, Bridge, Or Partials Feel
- Your Dentures Are Causing Jawbone Regression
- You Want A More Natural-Looking Solution
Loose Or Damaged Implant Repair
Although problems with dental implants are rare, a crown or the implant itself may occasionally become damaged or loose. In this case, you should schedule a dental implant repair appointment as soon as possible.
- Lost Implants
- Loose Implants
- Cracked Or Chipped Crowns
We will need to determine whether the matter is as simple as a superficial crack or loose screw, or as serious as a failure of the titanium post to graft to your bone. We can help you fix your dental implants so they can serve you for years to come.
Traditional Dentures Vs. Dental Implants
You may be wondering if dentures or implants are the best options for you. Removable dentures are generally cheaper than dental implants, but dentures require healthy bone for support. Dentures do not stimulate jawbone growth, and because missing teeth cause the bone to recede, dentures tend to fit less and less comfortably over time.
Dental implants prevent bone loss by substituting for the roots of teeth. Some types of removable dentures and bridges can be placed on top of implants, giving you the best of both worlds.
Cosmetic Dentistry In Pleasanton
Don’t let missing teeth continue to impact your self-confidence. Whether you need to fix a loose or broken dental implant or want to learn more about dental implant restoration services, call today to find out how Dr. Kitagawa and her team at Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California can help you.