An imperfect smile can negatively affect your oral health, self-confidence, and well-being. At Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence in Los Gatos, California, board-certified dentist Ladan Sahabi, DDS, provides custom-fitted dental implants to restore gorgeous teeth and a flattering smile. Schedule a consultation at Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence by phone or online today.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, or metal posts, that anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures. They replace permanent teeth that are missing, severely decaying, or damaged to restore your smile. Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence also offers dental implant repair and replacement if your implants and teeth they support become worn down or damaged.
Dental implants offer the following advantages for patients with missing or damaged permanent teeth:
Dental implants are highly effective tooth replacements. They are sturdy, strong, long-lasting, and natural-looking.
Dr. Sahabi determines if you’re a candidate for dental implants after carefully examining your gums and teeth. She takes dental X-rays, reviews your oral health history, and asks about your treatment preference and restorative dental goals.
If you don’t have a strong enough jawbone to anchor the implants, you may first require a bone grafting procedure to increase the size and strength of your jaw.
Some patients require the extraction of teeth that are severely damaged or decayed.
Dr. Sahabi first numbs the treatment area before making a tiny incision and placing the implants into your jawbone. After a period of healing, or sometimes the day of implant placement, she attaches crowns, bridges, or dentures to the implants to fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth and ensure your new teeth fit properly.
Effectively caring for your new dental implants helps ensure they last decades or a lifetime. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss every day, and avoid opening packages with your teeth or chewing on hard objects.
Visit Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence at least every six months for routine dental exams and cleanings. Call the office at any time with questions.
Schedule an appointment at Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence by phone or online today to determine if dental implants are right for you.