Why do many patients choose dental implants for missing teeth?
Patients who need to replace missing teeth might feel a little confused by the various options available. The dental team at Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc, in San Jose, California, encourages patients to learn about all the solutions used by them. For those seeking long-term restoration, dental implants might be the way to go!
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium metal repair that looks like a small post. Our in-office Oral Surgeon specialist, Dr. Simel, will place the implant into the jawbone. Several weeks are needed for the bone to wrap around the implant with osseointegration, then the abutment of the implant is restored, as previously discussed with the patient.
What types of dental implants are available with Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano?
Our team is pleased to offer dental implants in the following ways:
- Mini dental implants – these implants are smaller than conventional dental implants and are used to support a full denture. Also known as full-mouth dental implants, these mini implants allow patients to have their dentures placed during the same appointment as the dental implantation process.
- Single tooth implants – most patients use dental implants as single tooth implants. The implant is fixed into the jawbone, where the space has been left behind, and a dental crown is created and placed onto the implant’s abutment that rests above the gum line.
- Multiple tooth implant – some patients have several teeth in a row that need to be replaced but might not have adjacent teeth to hold up a restoration such as a dental bridge successfully. In these situations, one or more dental implants may be used alongside the space left behind to anchor a dental bridge in place and offer the support needed.
Call Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano of San Jose, California, today
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental implants to restore missing teeth, we advise you to book an appointment at 6020 Hellyer Avenue, Suite #100, by calling (408) 226-2542. Our practice is open to new and current patients and families seeking the best dental care in the San Jose, CA community and beyond!
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.
Frequently asked questions
Most people with missing teeth can get dental implants. Some people who have been missing teeth for a long time may have deteriorated jaw bone which can make placement difficult, but a bone graft can still make a successful implant possible.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can replace the root of the tooth and the crown. This makes dental implants more stable and functions more naturally than other restorations.
Many people find that dental implants can last a lifetime with good care.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. When combined with other restorations such as dentures, implants can also be used to replace an entire arch of teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent addition to your smile as they use biocompatible materials that bond to your jawbone.
Dr. Natalie Provenzano
Dr. Saumya Ram
Dr. Or Simel
Dr. Natalie Provenzano is a renowned dentist in San Jose, California. With associates Dr. Saumya Ram and Oral Surgeon Dr. Or Simel, they provide exceptional general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to patients of all ages.
Dr. Provenzano has been practicing dentistry since 2002 when she graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in the class’ top 10. She served on the school’s ethics committee and was a member of the Oral Sedation Team and the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After graduating, Dr. Provenzano was the recipient of the American Association of Women Dentist’s “Female Dentist of the Year” Award.
Also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Provenzano was an active member of Ignatians Service Organization and Delta Gamma Fraternity, with the distinction of being chosen for Order of Omega and Delta Sigma Nu Honor Societies.