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.
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.