General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA
An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. At Avalon Dental, Dr. Cliff Broschinsky creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in San Ramon, California, Dr. Broschinsky and the team at Avalon Dental can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. If you're ready to learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation today.
Dental Implant Restoration Q & A
What is a dental implant?
For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post that an oral surgeon implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, you will be ready for Dr Broschinsky to mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. Since the dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone, they're strong and stable. They won't shift around uncomfortably in your mouth like some dentures.
These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay firmly fastened to your jaw.
Why are dental implants so popular?
There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:
- Are permanent and can last a lifetime
- Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
- Help retain your natural face shape and smile
- Protect your healthy jawbone
- Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
- Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
- Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
- Are sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
- Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
- Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement
Can anyone get dental implants?
It doesn't matter whether you're missing a couple of teeth or just one— you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.
You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with Dr. Broschinsky to ask questions and learn more about your options.
Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, confident smile? Call Avalon Dental or schedule an appointment online.