We take our teeth for granted – until they're gone! If your smile is missing teeth, you are familiar with the frustration of impaired speech and chewing ability, as well as damaged self-confidence. In addition, you probably hide your smile. Well, get ready to smile, eat, and speak with confidence once again. Dr. Swathi offers dental implants at her San Jose general and cosmetic dentistry practice.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Every part of your body serves a function, and that includes the jaw. The jawbone’s primary function is to firmly hold teeth. When teeth are lost and the jaw’s function discontinued, the bone begins to atrophy and can cause additional tooth loss. Dental implants are a prosthetic tooth root, and are made up of a small post inserted under the gum line and into the jawbone that’s topped with a handcrafted porcelain crown. Because the post acts as a tooth root, function is returned to the jaw and bone loss is halted.
Dental Implant Procedures
It’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Implant dentist Dr. Swathi places and restores dental implants and replacement teeth, for patients with good oral health and sufficient jawbone tissue. A small dental implant post is first anchored to the jawbone, then a crown, bridge, or denture, is attached to the post.
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants
- Creates a solid foundation
- Can anchor other prosthetics, such as bridges and dentures
- Restores the ability to eat hard-to-chew foods
- Complete implant provides internal structure for cheeks
- Redistributes biting forces equally across a complete set of teeth
- Makes speech clearer
- Halts bone loss
You deserve a strong smile that will last your lifetime. Call Valley Fair Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Swathi. She will assess your situation and help you decide on the best option to replace your missing teeth and restore your comfortable, beautiful smile. Our office serves Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Rose Garden, Willow Glen, Saratoga, Los Gatos, and beyond!