Dental implants, designed to appear, feel, and function like a natural tooth, are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, we offer dental implants to those in the San Jose, California, area.
Patient satisfaction is our priority
Dental implant specialist, Dr. Shivani Gupta, DDS, Master ICOI, and our team are hyper-focused on providing a patient experience unlike any other. We want every patient who visits our San Jose office to have a beneficial and positive experience when seeking out quality dental implants for tooth replacement. We start with a free consultation to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. During this consultation at our state-of-the-art office, you can learn more about dental implants and what to expect from the procedure and ask any questions you may have.
Dental implants at Peninsula Dental Implant Center
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are designed to replace the tooth both above (the crown) and below (the root) the gumline. Dental implants consist of three components: the titanium implant post, abutment, and custom-crafted artificial tooth. Our dental implants are made to be completely indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Reasons you should consider getting a dental implant
When a tooth is lost, your jawbone can begin to deteriorate over time, leading to sagging facial features. The stimulation that your jaw receives from the tooth root plays a massive role in the health of your jawbone. Because dental implants replace the tooth both above and below the gumline, they can help improve your facial appearance and prevent sagging. No other tooth replacement option is able to replace the tooth’s root. Both dentures and dental bridges sit above the gumline, meaning the jawbone underneath could begin to be reabsorbed into the body with time.
A great thing about dental implants is that they can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch. Implants can support both dental bridges and dentures. Please visit our All-on-Four Implants page to learn more.
Some of the benefits you can expect when choosing dental implants include:
- Bone loss prevention
- Preserves jawbone integrity
- Natural in appearance
- No need to remove when eating or cleaning your teeth
- Easy to care for
- Can replace a single or multiple teeth
- Restore full functionality, allowing you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence
The dental implant procedure
The process will begin with a free consultation with Dr. Gupta, during which it will be determined if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Sometimes, your jawbone may not have sufficient healthy bone or be too weak to support a dental implant. There may also be decay or other dental issues. In such instances, a bone graft or other dental work will be required before you are able to receive a dental implant. Bone grafts have proven to be highly successful in patients seeking dental implants. You will also discuss anesthetic options prior to your procedure.
The dental implant procedure will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on several factors, including how many implants you will be receiving and if any other work is needed. On the day of your implant procedure, you will be provided the agreed-upon anesthetic before an incision is made in the gum so that the implant post can be inserted. The incision will then be stitched shut. Depending on your anesthesia choice, you may need a pre-designated ride home.
You will be given post-operative care instructions that are very important to follow if you want your incision to heal without complications. In the weeks following your procedure, your jawbone will begin to fuse with the dental implant via osseointegration. Once this has been completed and you are fully healed, you will return to our office to have your custom-crafted crown placed on the implant.
How much do dental implants cost
When calculating the cost of a dental implant, this will vary for each patient. Our team will work with you on the specific pricing once the work needed is determined. Factors that can play into the final cost include:
- Dental insurance coverage
- The number of implants needed
- Restoration method
- Any other concerns that may need to be addressed
- Bone grafting