Dental Implants in San Mateo
Are you missing teeth and want a full smile again or suffer from ill-fitting dentures or bridges? The dentists at Bloom Dental Group in San Mateo have the solution for you which are dental implants.
Designed with the latest in dental technology, dental implants are the second-best thing to a real tooth in appearance, feeling, and function. With dental implants, you never have to worry about not having confidence in your smile again. Standing as one of the most effective and long-lasting tooth replacement methods, dental implants are one of the most outstanding investments you can make into your oral health.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth comprised of three parts. The section that replaces the root of your tooth and acts as the base of the entire implant is the fixture or screw. The fixture is placed into the jaw and connected to the bone, securing it in place as the bone will grow around the implant like an anchor. The second part of a dental implant is the abutment which allows the dental implant to come together and attach to the fixture. The last part is the crown, a replica tooth prosthetic that is molded and shaped to mimic your natural teeth’s structure and connect to the abutment.
When placed all together, a dental implant will look almost identical to your natural teeth while feeling comfortable. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several adjacent teeth, all the missing teeth in a jaw, or to support a removable or fixed denture. The number of implants being placed will depend on the final restoration and the amount of bone available for the implants.
Here at Bloom Dental, we predominantly make our dental implants from titanium, a metal that is bio-compatible and offers lasting strength and durability as well as a having the unique property of fusing directly to bone – a process known as osseointegration.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Options?
The key benefits of dental implants include:
• Dental implants have proven to function the same per every patient, providing improved appearance, speech, chewing ability, and overall oral health. Implants give patients confidence in their smiles and teeth that dentures can’t, allowing them to enjoy the activities they love without any social pressure.
• Preservation of the remaining healthy bone after extraction, reducing the damage to jaw-strength that other treatments may cause such as shaving from dental bridges.
• Preservation of adjacent teeth and their enamel, as they do not need treatment to replace a missing tooth.
• Resistance to cavities as implants do not decay like natural teeth and can even replace heavily damaged teeth that are too damaged for cavity fillings.
• Potential for a fixed restoration as opposed to a removable prosthesis, giving patients life-time repair that doesn’t require unnecessary matinee.
How Much Will Dental Implants Cost?
Like with any dental surgery, one always has to consider the cost vs quality-of-life improvement. With dental implants, the costs of treatment care can vary based on the extent of treatment required. Some patients need only one or two teeth replaced; others may require the replacement of an entire jaw. For single tooth and limited replacement situations, implant costs are comparable to more conventional replacement options like bridges. For multiple teeth or more complex restorations, implants are generally more expensive than other tooth-replacement treatments such as removable dentures.
At Bloom Dental’s San Mateo location, we will always work to get you the best cost to efficiency ratio we can offer. Patients should also consider that their dental implants will rarely if ever need replacement or repair in their lifetime thanks to the long-lasting nature of dental implants. To provide you a specific cost estimate, we will first complete a full evaluation and take into consideration your dental needs and current health status. A written treatment plan will then be prepared for you detailing the sequence of treatment with an estimate of time and associated costs.
Get an Evaluation for Dental Implants Today
With a specialization in family and cosmetic dentistry, the Bloom Dental Group in San Mateo is here to help patients for any dental care needs. Open six days a week, with convenient scheduling, contact Bloom Dental today at (650) 458-3727 or book an appointment online