Are you looking for a dentist “near me” that offers dental implants? Do you live in the community of San Mateo and want to find out if dental implants are a good fit for you? At Peninsula Dental Implant Center in San Carlos, CA, new and existing patients can ask about these tooth replacement options and learn more about how they are done by our experienced dental provider.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Shivani Gupta describes dental implants as titanium posts that anchor a crown, bridge, or denture into the smile for full reconstruction after tooth loss and extraction. These versatile prosthetics are placed into the jawbone during oral surgery and restored over the top abutment. The implant can replace one or more teeth depending on how it is restored. A single tooth can be replaced using a dental crown over the implant, while the entire arch of teeth can be replaced by using a full denture over the implant. The type of situation needed for a patient is unique to their needs, and Dr. Shivani Gupta will create a customized plan for each individual.
How are dental implants done?
The process of placing an implant starts with an assessment to determine if the patient is a good candidate. Enough bone should be available to place the implant and stimulate bone growth through osseointegration. Patients should also have a healthy smile at the time of placement, specifically free from cavities, infection, and periodontal disease. Then, 3D CT Scans are taken to plan the insertion of the implant into the bone of the jaw. This is done during oral surgery, and the patient is properly anesthetized and sedated. The abutment on the top of the implant is then restored using the patient’s desired option.
Call Peninsula Dental Implant Center today!
Patients in the area of San Mateo and San Carlos, CA thinking about having dental implants placed are invited to call Dr. Shivani Gupta and her team at (650) 232-7650. The office is located at 1201 St. Francis Way and accepts new patients.