Mangat Dental Center in San Jose
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth. They are posts that are surgically placed into the upper and lower jaw. Dental Implants are designed to blend in with other teeth and are an excellent long-term option for smile restoration. Dental implants are generally made of titanium and other materials compatible with the human body.
When are Dental Implants necessary?
For patients with missing teeth or poorly fitting dentures, Dental Implants are a great option. They offer a sturdy post for removable dentures, and for fixed dentures (bridges), they help avoid additional removal of tooth structure and provide a superior foundation for the bridge.
Typically, without Dental Implants, most bridges require the removal of tooth structure from the two teeth surrounding the missing tooth. For patients with a single missing tooth, a Dental Implant is put in place of the missing tooth with a crown on top; thereby avoiding removal of tooth structure from surrounding healthy teeth.
What are the benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are a good option for patients with poor fitting dentures or those that do not want a lot of tooth structure removed for bridge placement. They are the best option for patients seeking a long term solution to their smile restoration as they offer superior strength, durability, and cosmetic appearance.
How long do Dental Implants take?
Dental Implants generally take at least two to three visits. The placement of the implant itself usually takes about one and a half hours with multiple implants taking around two to three hours. On your first visit the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. After a period of time where healing occurs, replacement teeth are then attached to the implant.
Mangat Dental Center in San Jose specializes in delivering exceptional Dental Implants with care, quality, and comfort!
Dr. Mangat has extensive experience with Dental Implant surgery, dentures, bridges, and crowns. After treatment, he will go over any post-op instructions and medications you may need. As with any major treatment, diligent oral hygiene and proper care is the best way to ensure your Dental Implants last a long time.
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