If you're embarrassed or frustrated by your missing teeth, there's a solution. Dental implants are one of the most popular dental restoration options. At his practice in San Jose, California, Rodney Park, DDS, offers dental implants so you can look and feel confident again. He provides personal one-on-one care, treating each and every patient like ohana (family). For a long-lasting solution that improves your smile and protects your oral health, call the office to schedule a dental implant consultation today.
Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. They are one of the longest-lasting dental restorations available. You can replace one, several, or all of your missing teeth using dental implants.
During a dental implant procedure, your dentist at Rodney K. Park DDS surgically implants a titanium anchor into your jawbone that acts as a substitute for your tooth’s root. Small posts are attached to these implants to support the artificial tooth.
Dental implants have several advantages.
Dental implants are one of the longest-lasting dental restorations available. A dental bridge needs replacing every 10 years, but an implant can last 30 years or more.
A dental implant fuses to the living bone; no other restoration can provide the same stability. Eating, smiling, and speaking is the same as with your natural teeth.
Bone loss is a common problem with missing teeth. As the bone recedes, it can create problems for other teeth and cause your face to sag or droop. Dental implants help maintain bone density and the natural shape of your face and smile.
Dental implants stay in your mouth, so you don’t have to remove them overnight or worry about losing them. You also don’t have to use adhesives, so you can taste and enjoy all the foods you love.
Dental implants typically involve two surgical procedures. During your first appointment, your dentist at Rodney K. Park DDS places your implant into your jawbone.
You heal for the next 3-6 months following your surgery as your implants gradually fuse with your jawbone beneath the surface of your gums.
Once your implant is securely in place, your dentist uncovers it and attaches a small healing collar to encourage your gums to heal. Your dentist also takes impressions of the area so they can start making your replacement teeth.
When your mouth heals, you return to the office for your second appointment. Your dentist connects your replacement tooth to your implant using posts or attachments. The entire dental implant process usually takes 6-8 months.
The team at Rodney K. Park DDS has seen firsthand how dental implants can change the way people live. Rediscover the comfort and confidence that comes with dental implants. Call the office today to schedule your appointment.