Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
For more information on dental implants, please feel free to contact us at 925-689-2585 for a consultation.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Implant dentistry is the right choice for you! The first steps are consultation visits with Dr. Patil and an Oral Surgeon referred to by our practice. Your specific needs and considerations will be addressed jointly by both of them.Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
The Oral Surgeon first surgically places the titanium implant into the jawbone. A small healing collar seals the implant during healing. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide the foundation for the restoration that Dr. Patil will place.
The entire procedure usually takes 3-6 months the complete, depending on the complexity of the case.
Dr. Patil makes every effort to keep abreast on current dental implant technology through continuing education. She also belongs to the Partnership Implant Group, a group dedicated to advanced implant dentistry. You may also visit our website at www.partnershipimplantgroup.com for valuable implant information that will answer any of your questions.