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

Dental Implants Video

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.