Dental implants are the most recommendable option for replacing missing teeth because they appear and feel like your natural teeth. At Perio & Implant Center of Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley, Dr. Jochen Pechak, DDS, MSD provides professional placements of dental implants in Sunnyvale and Monterey, California. They are suitable for replacing one or more missing teeth, in turn restoring the attractiveness of your smile. To book your consultation, call the office near you or use the online booking tool.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a replacement for a missing tooth root. It is made of a titanium post, which is inserted into your jawbone. Dr. Pechak conducts the surgical part of the implant treatment procedure, then your general dentist fixes an abutment to the post, after which he tops it with a dental bridge, dentures, or crown to replace the missing teeth.
What is the significance of dental implants?
Dental implants feel and look natural. Unlike full or partial dentures, they don’t slide or slip. Once the implants are placed on your jawbone, you will not realize it’s there. Besides, implants do not come with the hassle and discomfort of traditional dentures.
Other benefits of dental implants are that they do not affect your eating or speech, no jawbone loss, easy oral hygiene as you can clean them like your natural teeth, and above all, give you a full smile that is attractive and enhances your self-confidence. Dental implants are among the most effective and successful tooth-replacement procedures. The providers at Perio & Implant Center of Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley review your options and discuss the most suitable procedure for you.
What To Expect With Dental Implant Surgery
Typically, dental implant treatment takes some months to complete. Once Dr. Pechak determines you have healthy gum tissue and enough bone to support the implants, he schedules your initial appointment. He inserts the implants on your jawbone during your visit, where it serves as the replacement root. The implants take up to 4 months to heal so that your bone fuses around the screw, offering you the required stability.
Once your jawbone has healed, Dr. Pechak will evaluate your implants stability, after which your general dentist attaches your abutment to it, then places an artificial crown over the abutment. He then takes impressions of your smile and sends them to a lab, where they develop a permanent crown, which matches your natural teeth. During another appointment, Dr. Pechak will seal the permanent crown in position.
What are Teeth-In-An-Hour?
An innovative procedure, Teeth-In-An-Hour offers you fully-functioning teeth on your dental implants, which takes about an hour. The providers at this practice use computer-guided implant surgery to put the metal post in the jawbone. This procedure is done in the least invasive way possible.
The artificial teeth (bridge or crown), made before your implant visit, is placed on the post during the same visit. With Teeth-In-An-Hour, patients can often resume their routine activities the following day with natural-looking, beautiful teeth.
In conclusion, unlike painful dentures, dental implants are the perfect solution for missing teeth. To schedule a consultation, call Perio & Implant Center of Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley or book an appointment online.