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Dental Implants

Cosmetic Dentist Santa Clara - Dr. B. Andre Sassani - Santa Clara Dental Implants

Dr. Sassani is one of the area's leading San Jose Dentists in restoring single or multiple dental implants. When it comes to experience, the number of Dental Implants restored by Dr. Sassani places him in the top 5 % among Silicon Valley's dental offices. He restores over 40 units annually and prides himself in providing durable and beautiful dental implant units.  Our team works with some of the top surgeons in the San Jose and Santa Clara area to ensure proper experience and placement of the implant units.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support, stability longevity and appearance.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (composed of titanium parts) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dental surgeon (a periodontist or an Oral Surgeon) that restores a patient's smile and missing teeth or tooth.

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient's confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.  While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months.  Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.  With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor.  Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete.  After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

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