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Posts for tag: Dental Implants

By Mission Hills Family Dentistry Inc.
March 03, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  
UnderstandingtheProcessofDentalImplants

If you’ve been reviewing tooth replacement options, you probably already know the superior benefits of dental implants: their durability, functionality and life-like quality could provide you with years, even decades of satisfying service.

If you take this option, however, you should be prepared for a slightly longer process than a couple of office visits. From concept to permanent crown placement, it will require several months of preparation, expertise and teamwork. The more you know about this process, the better prepared you’ll be to handle it.

After careful preparation, which may include extracting the tooth being replaced, the process begins in earnest with the surgical placement of the implant’s titanium post into the jawbone. The surgeon uses a guide based on your bite and mouth structure to precisely implant the post in a pre-planned location: this ensures that the permanent crown will be affixed in the right location for best appearance and functionality.

While a temporary crown can sometimes be attached immediately after implantation, the permanent crown must wait until the bone grows and attaches around the titanium post (osseointegration). Once this has occurred, usually over several months, the implant can fully support the permanent crown and its function.

This last element, the permanent crown, is in many ways a work of art. Taking into consideration the patient’s facial features and shape, the type of tooth replaced and the tooth coloring natural to the patient which is transmitted this information to the dental technician who will manufacture the crown. The goal is to produce a life-like replica that will look natural and perform well.

It may seem quite involved, but all these stages are necessary for a successful outcome. Although dental implants take careful attention and time, the outcome is worth it. In the end you’ll not only recover lost function, you’ll also have a new, transformed smile.

If you would like more information on the procedures for placing dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants: Evaluating Your Professional Options for Care.”

By Mission Hills Family Dentistry Inc.
November 11, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Freemont cosmetic dentistry dental implantsDental problems affect many Americans, and some patients don’t know what to do when tooth issues arise. Dr. Sakhrani has answers for some of patients’ common dental questions.
 

Over-the-counter whitening products aren’t doing the trick. What can I do?

You don’t have to do anything except let your dentist in Fremont, CA provide you with the most effective teeth whitening solution—Zoom! Whitening. We provide this whitening product at our office, and we give detailed instructions on how to safely administer the whitening product. Plus, Zoom! Whitening solution is customized for your specific tooth color, so your Zoom! Whitening smile looks naturally bright.
 

I lost my tooth not long ago, and I want to know my options.

Tooth loss is an unfortunate dental issue, and many Americans have dealt with a missing tooth. As a family and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sakhrani is trained in restorative treatments, such as dental implants. Restorative treatments are highly successful, and patients love the advantages. For dental implants, you can appreciate the durability and natural feel/look. Implants also improve your speech and chewing, without having to remove the implant.
 

I have a minor tooth misalignment. What can fix it?

We can easily turn imperfect smiles into perfect ones. It’s a matter of figuring out which treatment will work best for you. Veneers are a great cosmetic option to straighten out the small stuff. Veneers also cover intrinsic discoloration, worn teeth and chipped or broken teeth.
 
With family and cosmetic dentistry in Fremont, you will always get quality care to create your customized smile!


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Are Baby Teeth important? Baby teeth may not last forever, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t extremely important. In fact, they are just as important to babies and kids as your adult teeth are to you! Here are five things every parent definitely needs to know about baby teeth. My Child is having speech issues could this be related to their teeth?

Losing certain teeth too early can make it difficult to correctly say some words and might cause long term problems down the road.Does it really matter if you get a cavity in a baby tooth?

Baby teeth are different from adult teeth in that the outer layer of the teeth (the enamel) is much thinner, and the layer just under that (dentin) is much softer. Because of this, cavities can eat through baby teeth surprisingly quickly. With regular dental checkups, little cavities can get filled before they grow into a gaping hole. Do cavities in baby teeth hurt as bad as adult cavities?

Cavities hurt at any age! For children with untreated cavities, there is a good chance their little mouths are in pain. This can make it hard to focus in school and may lead to them feeling upset or grumpy much of the time. Living with the nagging pain of a toothache is no fun at all, so get those tiny teeth looked at asap!Healthy baby teeth lead to healthy adult teeth, but they also do so much more. You can do your part by making sure your children brush after meals, floss daily, and see the dentist twice a year. And if you spot a cavity, get to the dentist right away! Every kid deserves to have a healthy, happy smile.