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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a fantastic alternative to missing teeth. Many dental professionals consider them to be the best solution.


When you look at the make up of a natural tooth, it has two basic part. One is the “crown” which is the portion of the tooth seen above the gum, used for chewing. The other part is the “root” which is set firmly in the jawbone holding the tooth in place.


Dental implant mimics nature’s genius as closely as possible in both function and appearance. An implant is made up of a small, yet sturdy, post of titanium that acts like a natural tooth’s root. Once the post is surgically placed by Dr. Patel, the bone grows around it, developing a strong bond much like that of a natural root. Next, a smaller post called an abutment is inserted into the implant. This smaller structure serves as the attachment point for the crown. Dental technology has advanced so far in recent years that often times these crowns can look so much like real teeth that is difficult to distinguish between them. 


If missing teeth are causing you embarrassment, discomfort, or worse yet chewing problems, contact us today at 925-679-3333. Dr. Pravin Patel and all the staff of Pristine Dental would love to help you.

 

How Dental Implants Work

  • In your first visit you will be going through a comprehensive dental exam which begin with a consultation, X-rays, CAT scans, impressions and treatment planning.

  • Phase 2  Making of temporary teeth to be placed after the surgery

  • Phase 3  Surgery :  Removal of teeth ( if necessary) and strategic placement of 4 to 8 implants in each jaw followed by placement of fixed temporary teeth on the same day.

  • Phase 4 :  Making of the final long term teeth and placement. 

  • Phase 5 : Maintenance Visits

  • Complete implant-supported  fixed teeth can give you back your smile and ability to eat.  

 

Call (925) 679-3333 to schedule your implant consultation at Pristine Dental, Center for Implant Dentistry in Oakley, CA.

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Types Of Dental Implant Treatments

  • Dental Implants can replace a single missing/decayed tooth or multiple missing teeth or a full set of teeth.

  • A single missing tooth is replaced with one implant.

  • Multiple missing teeth can be replaced with two to four implants or implant-supported bridges. 

  • If you have all the teeth missing in either or both jaws, or you have all of your teeth badly decayed, then four to six implants can replace a full set of teeth in each jaw.

The Benefits Of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a fantastic alternative to missing teeth. Many dental professionals consider them to be the best solution.When you look at the make up of a natural tooth, it has two basic part. One is the “crown” which is the portion of the tooth seen above the gum, used for chewing. The other part is the “root” which is set firmly in the jawbone holding the tooth in place.Dental implant mimics nature’s genius as closely as possible in both function and appearance.

 

An implant is made up of a small, yet sturdy, post of titanium that acts like a natural tooth’s root. Once the post is surgically placed by Dr. Patel, the bone grows around it, developing a strong bond much like that of a natural root. Next, a smaller post called an abutment is inserted into the implant. This smaller structure serves as the attachment point for the crown.

 

Dental technology has advanced so far in recent years that often times these crowns can look so much like real teeth that is difficult to distinguish between them.

 

 If missing teeth are causing you embarrassment, discomfort, or worse yet chewing problems, contact us today at 925-679-3333. Dr. Pravin Patel and all the staff of Pristine Dental would love to help you.

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Are Dental Implants Right For You?

In the vast majority of cases, anyone who has a missing tooth or teeth, can benefit and as long as your oral health is in top condition and your gums and jaw are healthy, then dental implants could be right for you. The main reasons that people have dental implants are: To replace a missing tooth or teeth.

 

Dental Implants vs Dentures vs Bridges

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are also used to protect and reshape teeth that have undergone major destructions and prevent complications that may arise as a result of tooth loss.

 

There is a wide variety of dental bridges. The type of bridge that is designed for a particular clinical situation depends on many factors such as geographical location, patient desires and financial situation, practitioner preferences etc.

 

Although in the past years, dental implants tend to replace them, traditional dental bridges (supported by natural teeth) are still widespread throughout the world.