We take our teeth for granted – until they’re gone! If your smile is missing teeth, you are familiar with the frustration of impaired speech and chewing ability, as well as damaged self-confidence. In addition, you probably hide your smile. Well, get ready to smile, eat, and speak with confidence once again. Dr. Swathi offers dental implants at her San Jose general and cosmetic dentistry practice.
Every part of your body serves a function, and that includes the jaw. The jawbone’s primary function is to firmly hold teeth. When teeth are lost and the jaw’s function discontinued, the bone begins to atrophy and can cause additional tooth loss. Dental implants are a prosthetic tooth root, and are made up of a small post inserted under the gum line and into the jawbone that’s topped with a handcrafted porcelain crown. Because the post acts as a tooth root, function is returned to the jaw and bone loss is halted.
It’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Implant dentist Dr. Swathi places and restores dental implants and replacement teeth, for patients with good oral health and sufficient jawbone tissue. A small dental implant post is first anchored to the jawbone, then a crown, bridge, or denture, is attached to the post.