Your smile is something that you must wear each and every day of your life, so keeping it pristine should be one of your top priorities. Neeshat S. Khan, D.D.S. in San Jose, CA, knows how important your oral health is, so we provide dental implants for patients that qualify.
Dental implants are posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. The post acts as a replacement root in the area that is missing teeth, and it bonds itself to the jawbone to secure its stability in the mouth. This provides patients with a solid foundation for replacement teeth.
Dental implants typically require two different surgeries. At your first surgery, your Neeshat S. Khan, D.D.S. dentist will place a titanium post into your jawbone. The post will bond itself to the jaw in a process that takes several months. During this time, you will need to avoid eating certain kinds of foods as well as biting down onto the area where the implant has been inserted.
Once the jaw has healed completely, then you can get your replacement tooth attached. Your dentist will use attachments, called abutments, to anchor the teeth to the post securely. Once the crown has been attached to the abutment, then you can take a look at your replacement teeth and feel confident in your smile once more.
Dental implants are the ideal option to restore your smile after losing a tooth or several teeth. Losing a tooth impacts the jawbone, so it may lose strength and deteriorate during the time your tooth is missing. Teeth may shift in the mouth as well, causing further dental problems. It may be harder to clean teeth completely, resulting in increased decay and cavities as well as higher risk of gum disease.
Consider dental implants with Neeshat S. Khan, D.D.S.professionals in San Jose, CA so that you get the care needed to ensure a successful implantation process. Our highly trained dental staff will make you comfortable and keep you safe before, during, and after the procedure has taken place. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation, call our dental office or stop by our office in San Jose, CA.