The most common method of replacing lost teeth has been dentures and bridges. Now with advances in dental science, dental implants have become a much better option to restore the natural function and look of your teeth. They can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth.
While there are many choices of dentists doing dental implants in Fremont CA, choosing who to work with is an important decision that will significantly affect the results and your experience during and after the procedure. You can trust that we are not only dedicated to industry best practices and innovation, but have every patient’s comfort and safety at the heart of our services.
What Exactly is a Dental Implant?
A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root placed in the jaw to hold a permanent tooth or bridge for those who have lost one or more teeth. Our dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.
How do I know if I’m a suitable candidate?
Not all people are candidates for dental implants. The first step is to determine whether there is enough bone tissue to support the root. Dr. Dobee will give you a thorough exam and use advanced computerized digital imaging to establish the suitability of a site for implantation.
With the exact location of where the implant is to be inserted known, a small hole will be drilled and a titanium post will be inserted into the jawbone. After some time, this post will undergo a process called “osseointegration”, which occurs when bone cells attach themselves directly to the titanium surface, locking the implant securely in place.
After the post is completely integrated into the bone, some tissue will be removed from the gum to expose the root, and a component called an “abutment” will be attached, which can then receive the artificial tooth, or be used as an anchor for dentures.
Relax – You’re in Good Hands!
While the procedure may sound intimidating to some, at our Fremont dental practice, we are uniquely capable of delivering outstanding results while ensuring you are comfortable every step of the way. It is always our goal to make our patients feel relaxed in a warm, friendly, and family-like environment so you will feel at ease, no matter what the procedure.
At Sheila Dobee DDS Inc., we are committed to giving our patients personalized and excellent care. We specialize in many areas including preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and family dentistry. Call us at 510 793 8515 to schedule an appointment today!