What are dental implants?
A dental implant replaces a missing tooth and is as close to a natural tooth as possible in terms of form, function, and appearance. The implant is a small titanium post that is placed surgically in your jaw and allowed to heal for several months. During this period, the implant integrates securely with surrounding bone and tissue in your jaw and becomes a permanent part of your dental structure. When healing is complete, Dr. Pham will restore the implant with a crown, bridge, or denture.
There are several benefits to choosing a dental implant for tooth replacement.
The presence of a natural tooth root stimulates the regeneration of bone in the jaw. However, a tooth and its natural root, a process called resorption begins, and the bone starts to deteriorate. If we don't replace the tooth and bone loss continues, it ultimately threatens the health and stability of surrounding healthy teeth.
Worse yet, the loss of bone removes support for your facial muscles and can make you appear older than you are. However, a dental implant placed in your jaw after tooth loss continues to stimulate healthy bone growth and prevents the jaw bone from deteriorating.
If you are looking for a healthy solution for tooth replacement in San Jose, please call our dental office at (408) 287-8880 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Pham.