A dental implant is an artificial tooth placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. The treatment can be more conservative than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants restorations are very natural feeling that you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Additionally the implant tooth looks like a real tooth. Dental implants are usually the best solution to the problem of missing teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your mouth, they can often prevent the bone loss and receding gum lines that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
Some of the benefits of Implant Dentistry are:
Cost effective: Because usually only one tooth is replaced rather than the three teeth of a normal bridge, dental implant tooth replacement usually cost less than the standard bridgework. Tooth saving: Dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of your other teeth like bridgework does because neighboring teeth are not formed to support the implant. Your own teeth are left unaltered which is a great long term benefit to your oral health!
Comfortable: Dental implants will allow you to speak and eat with comfort, confidence and with the conviction that you have the perfect smile. Patients call us all the time to tell us how comfortable they feel with their new dental implants.
Reliable: The success rate for dental implants is extremely high. Dental implants are considered one of the best options for tooth replacement.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Most people are great candidates for dental implants. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good physical and oral health.
You must have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. The best candidates for dental implants have healthy gums that are free of disease. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Dr. GILL can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. GILL has several patients in the BAY AREA and CENTRAL VALLEY that have benefitted from his experienced hand at implant dentistry.
What is dental implant treatment like?
Depending on the type of implant chosen and your dental health, Dr. GILL will create a treatment plan custom tailored to your dental needs. The time line for treatment can range anywhere from a few weeks to years depending on the complexity of treatment you dental needs require. It's important for you to work as a team with Dr. GILL to reach the goals for your smile.
What can I expect after I have dental implant surgery?
Your own teeth require conscientious oral care at home and regular dental visits to Dr. GILL. Like your own teeth your dental implants will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free you will need to continue your normal brushing and flossing.
What are my next steps if I think I'm a candidate for implant dental surgery?
First schedule an appointment for a dental implant surgery evaluation with Dr GILL.