Teeth are needed not only so we have a beautiful smile. They are integral to our health as much as they are to our self-image. If we cannot chew sufficiently, the food we eat are not adequately broken down for digestion. This can upset the stomach. If we lose teeth and they are not replaced, our smile has gaps. If teeth are not replaced, we may lose bone structure that eventually causes the face to sink inward.
Dr. Shivani Gupta is proud of her focus in implant dentistry. Her extensive training in very specific studies enables her to provide the results you need and deserve. There is nothing like dental implants when it comes to replicating natural oral structure. The reason for the continual success of this treatment is that the implants replace missing roots. When cared for, implants can last your lifetime.
When you choose Peninsula Dental Implant Center, you can count on care that is tailored to your unique needs. We recognize that though you may want the highest standard of tooth replacement, your smile, and your bone structure, are not like anyone else’s. Dr. Gupta plans single-tooth or multiple-tooth replacement around each individual patient, continually achieving excellent results. Even if your needs are to stabilize a full denture, our team has the skill set to get you smiling confidently again.
Historically, one or a few teeth may have been replaced with a dental bridge. When bridgework is performed, we must modify the structure of two healthy teeth. These teeth are crowned in order to stabilize the artificial tooth that sits in the empty space between them. Today, we can replace one tooth, two, three, or more with dental implants without having to rely on remaining teeth for support.
Dental implant treatment can fix your smile if you have multiple teeth missing in one area or if you have single teeth missing throughout different areas of the mouth. Implants are solitary prosthetics that are individually placed as needed. They may be topped with a crown, bridge, or may be used to stabilize full dentures on the upper or lower arch. With efficiency and the use of up-to-date imaging, Dr. Gupta achieves excellent results.
The process of tooth replacement
Implant surgery is nothing to fear. Just like other dental procedures, implant placement is performed with local anesthetic. Numbed, you feel no more than you would if we were filling a cavity. If you feel anxious about your implant procedure, we can discuss calming your nerves with safe, effective sedation. The goal of implant dentistry is to achieve high standards of stability in tooth replacement. The goal of treatment at Peninsula Dental Implant Center is to achieve excellent results while also maintaining a high level of patient comfort. Dr. Gupta uses state-of-the-art technology to guide her implant procedure, carefully situating implants for optimal stability, and then covering implants with gum tissue so they can heal undisturbed.
In some situations, we may be able to place a temporary restoration onto an implant in the same appointment. The standard procedure, however, is to allow implants to heal beneath the gums before affixing any type of restoration. This is important to osseointegration, in which bone grows around the implant providing full stability.
The team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center is
happy to help you find your way back to your best smile. Contact us for
your personal consultation with Dr. Shivani Gupta.