Patients near Redwood City, CA who are experiencing tooth extraction or loss need to work with a dental and implant center in the community that can help. Dr. Shivani Gupta is an implant dentist who can restore the smile with dental implants, and highly encourages patients to consider them when faced with replacement options.
Dentist describes dental implants
Titanium posts called dental implants are used to act as a tooth root replacement. These posts are fabricated to be placed into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery. Then, the abutment of the dental implant, which is above the gum line, can be restored in various ways. If a patient is missing just one tooth, a dental crown might be fabricated to place over the implant. Alternatively, several teeth may be restored by using dental bridges or full dentures alongside dental implants. The entire smile can be repaired using several dental implants along the arch that support a full denture.
Who is a good fit for a dental implant?
During the initial consultation, Dr. Shivani Gupta will evaluate a patient to determine if he or she is appropriate for the placement of a dental implant. The jawbone and structure should be healthy to fully support the implant appropriately. Bone structure needs to be in place, even though osseointegration occurs, to ensure solid placement. X-rays are used by our team to evaluate a patient and decide if they are a proper candidate for this or alternative solutions available at the Peninsula Dental Implant Center.
The pros of cons of teeth in a day dental implants
When you visit Dr. Shivani Gupta at our Redwood City location for “Teeth in a day” same-day dental implants, you will immediately reap the many benefits this groundbreaking treatment offers. Our patients report high satisfaction levels due to the convenience of same-day dental implants. No uncomfortable partial or complete dentures are required during the healing time associated with traditional dental implants. This is great news for those patients who are highly anxious when considering living without their teeth for any set amount of time.
However, as with any dental or medical treatment, there are some drawbacks you may want to know about. There is no shortcut when it comes to the process of osseointegration. The bone-to-implant integration process must still take place, meaning there are some restrictions you will need to follow during the 6-8 weeks following your implant procedure. Patients must stick to a soft diet, avoiding hard or crunchy foods such as nuts or some uncooked fruits and vegetables while integration completes.
Teeth in a day are more affordable than you may think!
“Teeth in a day” implants cover the cost of everything: the procedure, the implants, and the costs associated with same-day implant fabrication. Please schedule an appointment at our Redwood City office to discuss price particulars with our team.
How do I learn more about dental implants?
Dr. Shivani Gupta and her team in San Carlos, CA and beyond offer patients solutions that will fit their unique needs. Peninsula Dental Implant Center can be reached by calling (650) 232-7650 and continues to be the leading dental practice in the area.