With the rise in popularity dental implants have seen, we’ve begun to receive more and more questions about the dental implant process here at Starbrite Dental. However, we’ve begun to notice that there are some questions that just seem to be asked much more frequently than others. In the hopes of making things a little easier on our Fremont, CA patients interested in learning more about dental implants, we’ve collected these frequently asked questions and listed them below. Then, we had Drs. Munira Lokhandwala, Saman Sajid, and Priya Beedu answer them. If you happen to have a question that you don’t see below, we encourage you to contact our office and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.
It is true that some patients do not initially qualify for treatment with dental implants because of the condition of their oral or general health. Whether or not your health will interfere with your dental implant procedure is something we can only determine after a consultation with one of our doctors. During your consultation, we will examine the condition of your oral and general health, using the data gathered from this examination to determine if you’re good to go on the implant procedure or if you might need a supplemental procedure first.
While it is possible for dental implants to fail, it has nothing to do with your body rejecting them like it can a transplanted organ. Fortunately, the body completely accepts the titanium that dental implants are made of, giving your body no chance of rejecting your implant fixture. The reason why it is possible for organ transplants to fail is because you have to worry about the blood and tissue types of the body and the organ being transplanted. With dental implants, none of these factors apply.
While we can’t give any guarantees on how long your implants will last, the fact is that your dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. So long as you are sure to properly brush and floss your teeth regularly, as well as attend your regularly scheduled cleanings and office visits, it is possible that you will never need to replace your implants.
On average, the total length of treatment with dental implants is between 6 months and a year. The reason for this is the fact that after its placement, your implant fixture will need an ample amount of time to heal in order to ensure that the process of osseointegration proceeds as planned. If this process doesn’t have enough time to finish, it is fully possible for your implants to fail. While it is true that dental implants take longer to complete than most other teeth restoration treatments, our patients agree that the results were well worth the wait.
We actually receive many patients who have already restored their missing teeth, either with a dental bridge or even with dentures. However, these patients tend to be unhappy with the quality of their restoration. For these patients, we have a couple of solutions we can use that can fix any problems they might be having. For instance, we can actually use an implant to support the previous restoration. Both dental bridges and dentures can greatly benefit from being connected to implants, allowing them to utilize many of the benefits that come from osseointegration. We can also simply replace the previous restoration with implants, as it is fully possible to restore each and every one of your missing teeth with its own implant and replacement tooth.
The overall cost of dental teeth implants is based on several factors:
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If you are suffering from one or more missing teeth, then you could greatly benefit from treatment with dental implants. Only implants can provide natural-working replacement teeth that feel just as good as your natural teeth. And, the fact that we will custom make your replacement teeth to match your remaining teeth means that you can rest assured that no one will be able to tell the difference between your artificial and natural teeth. If you would like to learn more about what dental implants can offer, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala, Dr. Saman Sajid, or Dr. Priya Beedu today.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala
38350 Fremont Blvd., Suite 103
Fremont, CA 94536
Monday: 9AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 6PM
Thursday: 9AM – 6PM
Friday: 9AM – 6PM
Saturday: 9AM – 5PM