Restore Your Smile and Oral Health with Implants
Single-tooth and full arch dental implants from your gentle, caring Gilroy dentist
Dentists, periodontists and oral surgeons all agree that saving and preserving your natural teeth is a goal of their practice. Yet dental professionals also recognize that this is not always possible. You could lose a tooth in an accident or trauma or need to have a tooth removed because of disease and to improve your overall health. When a tooth is lost or damaged beyond repair, replacing that tooth with a dental implant is a practical solution to maintain your mouth’s optimal function and appearance. In Gilroy, Dr. Lowell O. Tan is a great choice for same-day dental implants set in with technical skill and gentle care.
What are implants, and how do they work?
Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically installed beneath your gums. These posts serve as the tooth roots for fabricated teeth that are mounted on the implant and act as your replacement teeth. Once implanted, the metal post fuses with the surrounding bone to create a sturdy base and secure foundation for dentures or bridges. Individual crowns can even be attached directly to the implant instead of affixing dentures. Unlike with traditional bridges or dentures, implants do not require shaping and grinding neighboring teeth in order to attach the dentures.
Are implants right for me?
Implants offer many advantages for denture and bridge wearers, but they are not for everybody. To be a good candidate for implants, you need to have healthy gums and jawbone that will be able to support the implants. Dr. Tan examines your mouth carefully and works with an oral surgeon to determine your fitness for implants and complete the procedure in one appointment. You’ll also receive the appropriate instructions and follow-up care to help your implants last a lifetime. Lowell O. Tan, DDS is your partner in oral health during your implant procedure and long after.
Many bridge or denture wearers, whether their dentures are temporary or permanent, find that implants provide a secure foundation for their dentures and make the bridges or dentures much more comfortable to wear. If you currently have traditional dentures or bridges and suffer from soreness or gagging, implants may resolve the pain and discomfort you are experiencing. You’ll likely also find it easier to eat the foods you want with confidence and without the fear that your dentures will slip. You may also find it easier to speak normally with implants than with traditional dentures.
Schedule Your Appointment Today to See if You could Benefit from Implants
Call our office in Gilroy at 408-842-5805 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Tan will evaluate you and discuss implants or other treatment options. We’ll be sure to answer all your questions so you can make a well-informed decision and leave our office ready to share your beautiful smile with the world.