If you’re forced to live without any number of teeth, the effects are instantly felt. Whether it’s having to make changes in the foods you eat or feeling reluctant to smile, living with missing teeth is no fun. At our Sunnyvale office, we help patients rediscover the joy of having a full set of functional ivories by placing dental implants. Contact us today to request an initial visit with Dr. Piccione so you can finally have your smile and life restored to normal!
Considered as the “gold standard” of tooth replacement, dental implants in Sunnyvale do more than just restore your functionality. Here are the other major benefits you stand to gain:
Before you can receive a dental implant, we’ll first make sure you’re a good candidate. Contrary to popular belief, this type of treatment is not reserved only for elderly patients. Instead, it’s a possible avenue for anyone with any number of missing teeth, good oral health and a sufficient amount of jawbone mass. We’ll do the rest by tailoring the process to meet your specific needs.
While only having one tooth missing may not seem like a big deal, it can encourage the surrounding teeth to shift. Thus, for patients missing a single tooth, Dr. Piccione will place an implant-retained crown. It consists of three key parts: the implant, the abutment (anchor) and the final restoration (crown), which work in unison to create a symmetrical and functional smile.
For multiple consecutive missing teeth, instead of placing an implant to replace each one, we’ll create an implant-retained bridge. The fixture consists of two or more dental crowns arranged in series that attach to a single dental implant. While the traditional method relies on the surrounding teeth to act as abutments, the implant-retained bridge is secured beneath the gum line, which eliminates any shifting.
Is there a solution for patients missing a full set of teeth? The answer is simple: implant-retained dentures. The process starts with four-to-six dental implants being inserted per arch. Then, instead of relying on dental adhesive and the natural suction inside the mouth to secure them, the dentures are held in place by snaps or a bar.
Tooth replacement with dental implants has a 95% success rate. That can partly be attributed to the methodical way it’s approached. When you visit our office, your dentist in Sunnyvale will perform a careful examination to make sure dental implant insertion is the right path for you to take. Then, he’ll develop a custom plan for replacing your missing teeth and forward it to a specialist who will perform the implant placement. After you’ve healed from the placement of the implant and abutment, you’ll return to our office to receive the final restoration. Through this collaborative approach that features specialized care, you’ll enjoy a seamless process.
If you’re wondering what the cost of dental implant placement will be for you, then the only way to receive an accurate estimate is to visit our office for an examination and consultation with Dr. Piccione. As part of his formula for arriving at the final cost, he’ll consider what is needed for each stage of the reconstruction, which includes the initial implant insertion, the abutment placement and the fabrication and addition of the final restoration. To learn more about what dental implant insertion can do for you, contact us to schedule a visit!