San Jose Dental Implant Treatment
At Ailan Dental Care, we work to offer the best San
Jose dental treatment options available for our
patients. Our philosophy is always to provide quality
treatment by preserving current teeth structures.
Whereas some dental practices willingly offer treatments
that may be easier at the expense of a tooth structure,
we provide treatment that preserves current tooth
structures whenever possible because by doing so, we are
able to better maintain the overall health of your teeth
and the adjacent bone.
The chief reason for using
dental implants are that they provide the best means of
preserving the bone structure of the mouth. Sometimes
through accident or poor dental hygiene, people lose
their teeth. To cover the gap left by a missing tooth, a
bridge may be installed. In the cases of several missing
teeth, dentures may be needed. These methods though
popular, are not the healthiest means of treatment
The problem with using bridges and
dentures without implants is that without an implant,
the jawbone may begin to deteriorate. In the area below
a bridge, where the tooth root is missing, the jawbone
may begin to atrophy. Over time, this will impact the
surrounding teeth. In the case of dentures, ill-fitting
dentures will not stimulate the bone underneath the
gums, again, leading to the atrophy of the jawbone.
With dental implants, there is no risk of the
jawbone atrophying. Instead of bonding a replacement
tooth to the surrounding teeth as is the case with a
bridge, an implant is inserted into the exact spot in
the gums where the tooth is missing. This involves a two
step process. First, a small metal cylinder is implanted
through the gum line and into the jawbone. Over the next
six months, the implant and jawbone bond together. Once
there is enough bonding, a replacement tooth known as a
crown is placed over the implant. The result is a replica
of the missing tooth that not only looks natural, but
will also preserve the health of the patientís jawbone
and surrounding teeth.
For those people who must
wear dentures, it is important that the dentures fit
securely and are not lose. Ill-fitting dentures will not
only cause the jawbone to atrophy, but will cause the
jawbone to become misshapen. These effects can be
avoided with dental implants. For dentures, implants can
be inserted through the gum line and into the jawbone.
This serves two purposes:
1) to stimulate the jawbone, thus preventing atrophy
2) the implants will then be
used to secure the dentures so that they will not move
out of place.
Ailan Dental Care is dedicated to
providing the best San Jose implant treatment available.
When considering dental implant options, you owe it to
yourself to make informed decisions about your upcoming
treatment. Take the first step and speak to a member of
our helpful staff who will be happy to answer any of
your questions and address any concerns you may have.
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