There are many solutions available to patients who are missing one or more natural teeth from their smiles. It is important that patients in the San Carlos, CA area work with a dental center that offers the most desirable treatment options, including dental implants. But many patients ask our dentist, Dr. Shivani Gupta, are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are safe to use for tooth replacement
Fortunately, the team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center takes great pride in offering not only effective treatments but safe ones. Dental implants are completely safe to use for replacing missing teeth. They are made of a metal called titanium, which is commonly used for implants and replacements throughout the body. Titanium is biocompatible and does not break down, making it the perfect material for dental implants. For patients, who are allergic to Titanium, metal free implants, made of another biocompatible material, Zirconia have recently become available.
What are the benefits of placing dental implants?
Dental implants are a highly desirable option for many of our patients because of their longevity. With proper care, patients can enjoy their implants for life. Additionally, dental implants work to maintain the natural bone of the jaw, avoiding the look of a “sunken in” jaw often caused by long-term use of full dentures. Dental implants use this bone to support and stabilize the foundation of the implant before it is restored over the abutment. This allows patients to enjoy their favorite foods without worry! Additionally, patients will find that their dental implants don’t require any extra care or attention when compared to the rest of their smiles, making them simple to maintain and easy to care for!
The pros of cons of teeth in a day dental implants
When you visit Dr. Shivani Gupta at our San Carlos 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 about considering living without their teeth for any set amount of time. Same-day dental implants allow patients to go about their daily routine with minimal disruption, allowing them to eat and talk comfortably as the healing process takes place.
However, as with any dental or medical treatment, there are some drawbacks you may want to know. 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. Failure to adhere to the prescribed dietary restriction could result in your implants moving, causing complications with the integration process and increasing the risk of implant failure.
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. This is an affordable solution for patients in need of a new set of teeth who are looking to avoid dentures. While there could be an increased cost if extra surgical work is required to support your implants, we will do what we can to make this procedure affordable to our patients. Please schedule an appointment at our San Carlos office to discuss price particulars with our team.
Considering dental implants?
Contact the team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center in San Carlos, CA by calling (650) 232-7650. Our facility is conveniently located at 1201 St. Francis Way and invites new patients and families seeking quality dental care to book an appointment.