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Everything you need to about Dental Implants & its Faq

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Dental Services

From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, The Dental Dimensions is equipped to handle all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Deepak Shetty, D.D.S.
Dr. Kavita Bhatia, D.D.S

Dr. Deepak Shetty and Dr. Kavita Bhatia, are a husband and wife team providing quality dental services to Bay Area families. At the Dental Dimensions we offer a full range of general, cosmetic and advanced dental services for all ages with the ultimate goal of providing the highest customer satisfaction-for you-the patient.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth or dental bridges. They provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable teeth that are designed to match your natural teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Good candidates for dental implants are individuals who have good oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and healthy gums. It is essential to have a strong jawbone to support the implant. People with certain health conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or those who smoke heavily may not be ideal candidates.

What should I expect during the consultation and treatment?

During the consultation, the dentist will assess your oral health, examine your jawbone, and discuss your medical history. If you are deemed suitable for implants, the treatment will involve several stages, including the surgical placement of the implant, a healing period, and finally, the attachment of the replacement tooth or dental prosthesis.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

  • Improved appearance and confidence
  • Enhanced speech and chewing ability
  • Durability and long-lasting solution
  • Preservation of jawbone and facial structure
  • No need to alter adjacent healthy teeth (as with dental bridges)
  • Enhanced oral health and hygiene compared to traditional dentures

What are the disadvantages of dental implants?

  • The process can be time-consuming, requiring several months for completion.
  • It may involve minor surgery, which carries the usual risks associated with any surgery.
  • Dental implants can be relatively expensive compared to other tooth replacement options.

How much do implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on various factors, including the number of implants needed, the complexity of the case, the location of the dental clinic, and any additional procedures required (e.g., bone grafting).

What is the success rate of dental implants?

The success rate of dental implants is quite high, typically ranging from 95% to 98%. However, individual factors like oral health, jawbone density, and adherence to aftercare instructions can influence the success rate.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a specific dental implant technique that allows a full arch of teeth (either upper or lower) to be supported by just four dental implants. It is an efficient and cost-effective solution for those who need extensive teeth replacement.

Are dental implants removable like dentures, or do they stay in your mouth?

Dental implants are not removable like dentures; they are fixed into your jawbone and function like natural teeth.

How do dental implants help if I have full dentures or partial dentures?

Dental implants can be used to stabilize and support full or partial dentures, making them more secure and comfortable for the wearer. This is achieved by attaching the dentures to the implants using special connectors.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. They are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth replacement.

What should you avoid before dental implants?

Before dental implant surgery, it is advisable to avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and certain medications that could interfere with the healing process. Your dentist will provide specific instructions based on your medical history.

What are the Aftercare for dental implants?

  • Maintaining good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing.
  • Avoiding hard or sticky foods that could damage the implant site.
  • Scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
  • Not smoking, as it can hinder the healing process.