Dental Implants – San Ramon, CA
Restore Function and Aesthetics to Your Smile
If you are living with a failing or missing tooth, you understand the toll it takes on your confidence and your daily life. Eating and chewing properly becomes a challenge and might even be painful. Smiling or talking with other people may feel embarrassing because of how your teeth look, which can diminish your confidence and self-esteem.
The good news is that dental implants in San Ramon offer a solution that restores your smile, while also protecting your oral health.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a number of benefits that not only restore the function you lost, but also the aesthetics you want. This is because implants replace both your tooth and your root, which keeps your bone healthy and your neighboring teeth from shifting.
Other benefits that dental implants provide are:
- They are highly successful and boast a 95% success rate.
- Implants provide the look, function, and feel of a natural tooth.
- Since they are made of customized ceramic porcelain, dental implants seamlessly blend with your smile.
- Implants offer excellent longevity as they can potentially last for a lifetime with regular checkups with Dr. Deol and an excellent home care routine.
- Because of their high success rate and exceptional longevity, implants are a wise investment for your oral health.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are capable of restoring a single missing tooth or multiple teeth that have been lost. Here are the different types of dental implants:
Single Tooth Replacement
For single tooth replacement, your restoration is a customized porcelain crown. Dr. Deol will create your crown so it blends flawlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For patients missing multiple teeth, dental implants can anchor a bridge, or support a partial denture. Bridges are ideal for replacing multiple adjacent teeth, while a partial can fill in spaces with prosthetic teeth attached to a custom appliance.
Missing All Teeth
An implant-supported denture is ideal for restoring an entire arch of failing or missing teeth, while providing a more secure fit than traditional removable dentures. A denture is an acrylic appliance created to replace all of your teeth with a natural looking prosthetic. 4 dental implants strategically placed can support a denture designed to “snap” into them.
Implant-supported dentures provide better longevity for denture wearers since they help preserve the integrity of the jawbone.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Because each patient’s needs are unique, the price for dental implants varies greatly. Cost is determined based on the complexity of your case and what type of restoration you require. The best way to determine what the exact cost your implants will be is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Deol so he can evaluate your specific needs.
If you would like more information about reclaiming your smile with dental implants, contact Oak Ridge Dental today to schedule your consultation.
Dental Implants FAQs
Picking a tooth restoration option is a big decision, and you want to be fully informed about dental implants before deciding to move forward. At Oak Ridge Dental, we understand and want to make it easier for you. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Deol to discuss your options and any questions you may have about dental implants. However, in the meantime, here are some common questions about dental implants and our practice that can help you feel more confident about your tooth replacement choice.
How long do dental implants last?
As with any restoration, the lifespan of dental implants greatly depends on how well you maintain them. Luckily, caring for your dental implants is exactly the same as caring for natural teeth. By brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings, you can ensure the longevity of your implants. With proper care, they can last for 30 years or even longer!
What technology do you use?
At Oak Ridge Dental, we invest in technology that helps us deliver better treatment for our patients. Placing dental implants requires accurate planning in advance to be successful and prevent damage to nerves in your jaw. That’s why we have and use a cone beam CT scanner right here in our office. This technology creates a 3D image of your mouth, jaw bone, teeth, neural pathways, and blood vessels. From this image, Dr. Deol can perform dental implant placement, among other treatments, with more precision and effectiveness.
What training does Dr. Deol have?
Before coming to San Ramon, Dr. Rashpal Deol practiced dentistry in India where he was also an associate professor of dentistry. Now, Dr. Deol is in the process of completing a Master of Science degree in orofacial pain and oral medicine at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, State of California Dental Association, and the Contra Costa Dental Society, and he shares his knowledge and training with others as a mentor at CEREC Doctors, the largest organization in the world that teaches CAD/CAM dentistry.
Will I be able to eat all my favorite foods?
Absolutely. Because dental implants replace teeth from the root up, they are firmly surrounded and supported by your jaw bone. As a result, they have all the strength of natural teeth, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods. Now you should avoid eating certain foods that could damage your dental crown, such as popcorn kernels, but your dental implants can withstand any normal wear and tear you subject them to.
Can dental implants help my dentures fit better?
They certainly can! With dentures, you can have those awkward moments when your teeth slip or come loose. However, when you attach your dentures to strategically placed implants, you can enjoy more security and strength, giving you more confidence. Plus, dental implants can help you maintain your facial structure in the long term. Dental implants stimulate growth in the jaw bone much like the roots of natural teeth. This stimulation keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy and helps you avoid the sunken, older look that can happen as a result of tooth loss.