Designed like natural teeth, dental implants promote lasting health and a lifetime of smiles
Dental implants are one of the most natural-looking and feeling ways to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Skilled dentist Cheng Zhu, DMD, and his team at Freedom Dental in Fairfield, California, offer dental implants to restore your smile’s look and function. Call the office at (707) 416-0626 or book online to learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
A dental implant consists of a metal post inserted into your jawbone. Dr. Zhu then attaches a crown to the post to complete your smile.
If you’ve lost a tooth to injury, decay, or gum disease, a dental implant may be an effective replacement.
Why are dental implants an ideal option for replacing missing teeth?
Dental implants are a smart alternative to bridges or dentures. They look and feel like your natural teeth and don’t slip and slide like dentures. Dental implants are crafted from state-of-the-art materials and continually stimulate your jawbone like a natural tooth root would, preventing bone degradation.
Other benefits of dental implants include:
- A permanent solution to missing teeth
- Comfortable fit
- Natural appearance
- Preservation of facial structure and volume
You care for dental implants just like you do your natural teeth. They don’t require separate soaking or messy adhesives. Dental implants can replace one or two missing teeth or provide an anchor for an entire row of implant-supported dentures.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Dr. Zhu reviews your oral health, including jawbone integrity and gum health, to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. You qualify for an implant if:
- You’re missing one or more teeth
- Your gums are healthy
- Your jaw has finished growing
- You want to replace a bridge
- You desire a permanent solution
The team at Freedom Dental has years of experience in placing dental implants and is skilled at identifying the right candidates.
What is the process for getting a dental implant?
If you’re a candidate for a dental implant, your first visit consists of surgically placing the metal post in your jawbone. It takes several weeks or months for the post to integrate with the bone.
You return to the office when the post is sturdy, and Dr. Zhu places an abutment on the metal post where he attaches your custom crown. You’re then ready to smile and bite with a complete, functional set of teeth.
To learn more about how dental implants can complete your smile, call Freedom Dental at (707) 416-0626, or book an appointment online today.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.